Review Runtastic Squats
A redundant app that leaves you scratching your head
Author: Brandon Girod
Date: 26 Apr 2017, tested on HTC One M8
Has an easy to use interface, uses cool motion sensors to help you complete your exercises
Most of the useful features are locked behind a paywall, the app is redundant because the same devs make a better app for the same thing
When I first downloaded this app, I was a little confused as to why Runtastic would make an app for your butt and a separate one for squats. Working through Runtastic Squats for Android did very little to answer that question either. Whereas the butt trainer is a full fledged workout app, this one just challenges you to do as many squats as possible.
Getting everything set up is pretty easy, all you really need to do is log into the app so it can track your progress. It then starts you on your journey. When you begin, you’ll be doing a handful of squats, but by the end of it you’ll be a complete squatting machine. If you’re into that.
The app’s layout and design is the same as you’ve probably seen in their other apps. Getting started is as easy as pressing the button. The first day’s exercise had me starting off with 4 reps then moving on to two sets of 3 reps, and the last set was basically doing as many as you could. You take small breaks in between each set. As the days go on, the amount of squats you do goes up.
There are leaderboards, social features, and premium features to help you try and enhance your experience, but at the end of the day, it’s an app about squatting.
Runtastic Squats is good at what it does, and that’s in part because all it’s trying to do is get you to do squats. To be honest, the butt trainer is a better app because it’s more well rounded. Just doing squats isn’t really going to do much for you.