Description

Wareable’s ‘Best Apple Watch Apps 2020’
Tech Radar’s ‘Best Apps for Fitness 2019’

A Yoga app to let you take your Yoga workouts with you everywhere; on your Apple Watch, iPhone and iPad. Use the Yoga app to create your own routines to guide you through your daily Yoga program. Share Yoga routines that you have created via text messages with your friends.

A great way to learn Yoga and keep up daily practice. This simple app will show you the positions you need to hold. You can set how long you'd like to hold each position and the app will show you when you need to move.

Connects to Apple Health so you can track workouts and calories.

No monthly subscriptions - new routines shared on Instagram at start_with_yoga

Key features:
No monthly subscriptions or in app purchases
Learn Yoga with preset 17 yoga routines
Create personal routines with the simple yoga routine builder
Over 75 positions for you to create your own workouts
Copy, edit and share your routines with your friends
Works on Apple Watch, iPhone and iPad
Track your Heart Rate on Apple Watch as you complete routines

About Start with Yoga
There are many types of yoga and many approaches to it. This app is inspired by the philosophy behind Hatha yoga, designed to create comfortable and steady body positions that aid mediation or allow you to create yoga workouts. Focus through each of the positions should be on breathing in order to unblock the mind and the body.

The positions or asana in the app are not too advanced. Start with Yoga has simple positions that most beginners can practice to develop strength in their bodies.

Start with Yoga uses Apple Health to manage your routines.

What’s New

Version 1.5

NEW yoga routines added
NEW Start with Yoga soundtrack added
General bug fixes

Ratings and Reviews

3.9 out of 5
26 Ratings

26 Ratings

Willfont ,

Pretty good

This app has real potential. There appears to be a bug not allowing me to change or add the names of workouts. Would be nice to be able to highlight the workouts I like best. Also if the watch app could announce the name of the next pose as the time to change positions happens then looking at the watch would not be required. I’m hoping there will be continued improvement because this app is what I have been hoping for for some time. There appears to be no volume control on the watch app when I’m using AirPods to hear the audio. The sound is not loud enough for me.

Developer Response ,

Hi;

Thanks for your review - we’ll check that bug, thanks for letting us know. If you click on the text does it work? Would you mind emailing a few details across to hello@ioassembley.com so we can look into it.

Thanks very much for the missing features feedback, they are great ideas will try to add those in in the future.

Thanks!

Start with Yoga

Me998760789482873920 ,

I had high hopes, but I cannot recommend this app.

I had really high hopes for this app; however, I can not recommend this app.
I intended to use this app to build a modified yoga routine to use as a cool down at the gym. My hope was that I could build and save a routine (or few). Then, after my workout, I could start the app and then it would prompt me through the routine after specified intervals (30 seconds). Unfortunately, the app fell short.
My first complaint is the limited number of poses available to compose into a routine. Many of my standard poses were not included in the list so I couldn’t “include” them in my routine. It would be nice if there was an option to add a custom pose (even if it is just in text format).
Second, while using the app through the Apple Watch, there is no audio prompt to identify the next pose. You have to be able to see the face of the watch to see the pose, which is impossible in most poses.
Lastly, I really wish there was a trial period for this app. I know the cost is not substantial, but if I had the opportunity to try the app even for one day, I would have realized that the app would not meet my intentions and I would not be out $2.99 for an app that I will not be using in the future.

Developer Response ,

Hi,

Thank you for your feedback, sorry to hear you weren’t happy with the app. If you turn on Taptic notifications the Watch will give you a Haptic Tap each time the positions change. If there are any positions you’d like included please drop us an email at hello@ioassembley.com and we’ll see if we can add them.

Geoff

mdolton ,

Nice, but clearly not a finished product

Start With Yoga is decent for what it is: a simple yoga app geared towards beginners. The main UI needs a lot of work, as it is ugly and unintuitive. I get they were going for a clean look, but it’s downright spartan and takes some time to figure out how to actually do the handful of things you can do.

Once you start a routine the display is very clean and easy to read. They don’t give any direction other than a cartoon image of the position and its name, which works and looks pretty, but you may need to look up some of the positions to get a better idea of what to do.

The integration with the watch is top notch and is the killer feature imo. You can use this app entirely from your watch with no loss in functionality, which is great.

Edit: The sharing function looks like it’s working again. This is a pretty nice feature, so happy to see that working. The developer adds new routines on occasion, but being able to share between users is even more awesome.

There is currently no integration with HealthKit which is a dealbreaker for many these days. Hopefully this can be added in at some point. (Edit: developer says it’s on the way)

All in all it’s good enough that I’ll keep using it but it’s hard to recommend paying for an app that is clearly unfinished.

Edit: Glad to see the developer very involved with the community here, I will be updating my review as the new features come out.

Developer Response ,

(Edit) Hi - thanks again for the feedback, we’ve just released the Health Kit update, workouts on Apple Watch now send data to Apple Health, and the app now lets you see active calories as well as heart rate after a workout - Geoff

Hi, thank you for your review and your detailed feedback. Our next release is going to connect the app with Apple Health so your watch will send data across for each workout you do. I’ve just put up a new routine on the website you can find it here ioassembley.com/all-routines/

We’ll put more up over the next few weeks - glad to know you’ve been using them. If you have trouble downloading this one please drop us a note and we’ll try and help.

Thanks for the feedback on the iPhone user experience - we’d like to improve that later this year.

Thanks again.

Geoff

App Privacy

The developer, I/O Assembly, indicated that the app’s privacy practices may include handling of data as described below. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

Data Not Collected

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Supports

  • Family Sharing

    With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.

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