Final Surge® is used by athletes and teams of many sports around the world, including running, cycling, triathlon, duathlon, and Xterra where performing your best is what it’s all about.
The Daily View shows basic workout data, plus whether the workout status is planned or completed. If completed, the workout is color-coded to indicate whether the workout was completed as planned (Green). If the workout was not completed as planned, color-coding indicates whether the workout was simply missed (Red)… or was under, or over, performed (Yellow).
In the Daily View, tap on the Quick Complete button to easily enter workout data, including just one tap on the Complete As Planned button to automatically enter Distance, Duration, and Pace for the workout, plus you can easily add How You Felt, your Perceived Effort, and Workout Notes. These features make manual entry a snap, but of course, the App automatically syncs workout data from your sports watch and other devices through platforms like Garmin Connect®, Strava®, and others.
The Quick View button puts the most important workout information only one tap away, which is especially nice when you have several workouts or are a coach working with several athletes.
The Quick Comment button opens a messaging-style screen where comments between coach and athlete for each workout are readily available.
Of course, if you are using a sports watch or similar tracking device and want to dive into every workout detail, just tap on the top of the workout to show the Details View. The Details View has the following 5 tabs: Planned Versus Completed, Laps (Splits), Workout Map, Workout Graphs, and Comments between Coach and Athlete for each workout.
The Final Surge App also has a Weekly View that doesn’t require you to awkwardly put your phone into a landscape position. An entire week of workouts is shown, and just like with the Daily View, workouts are color-coded to instantly show you the status of each workout. Tapping on any of the workouts in the Weekly View opens the same 5 Workout Details screens available for the Daily View.
Coaches can easily access a list of their athletes and teams with one tap, and review and manage their Athletes’ Workout Calendars and Teams’ Workout Calendars with the same detail as the Athlete’s View. The App includes Push Notifications to notify of workout completions, workout comments and other real-time occurrences in training.
Team and Group calendars, internal message boards and individual messaging make this App ideal for high school, collegiate, professional and club teams.
The App syncs with Garmin Connect, Strava, and other platforms to access all major sports watches and similar tracking devices and provides highly accurate geopositioning information with corrected elevation.
The App supports the new running power tracking and advanced cycling power metrics, such as weighted power, max power, average power, and intensity.
The App also tracks your Vitals, including your weight, sleep, blood pressure, etc. to monitor your overall heath and progress due to improved fitness. It also includes a Workout History capability to review summary presentations of your past workouts.
Easily load Training Plans for virtually any kind of race from the world’s best coaches and work with a coach to receive individualized training to reach your most aspirational goals. The App includes a Coach's Mailbox for direct private communication and private Social Walls that provide a complete social media experience to drive athlete motivation and engagement.
You can track Workout Gear (bikes and shoes) and save your favorite Workout Routes. Your own customized Workout Zones (HR and power) can be used to make sure you are always performing an optimized workout. The App can access leading Workout Calculators to always make sure you are working out at the right pace.
The New Final Surge App Version 3 gives a whole new meaning to... Train with a purpose™.
With this release we have added support for multiple languages:
In addition, you can now view the details of your structured workouts in the app, displaying the exact paces, power output, and heart rate zones for each workout that has been built using the Final Surge workout builder in our full web platform.
We’ve also squashed a few minor bugs for an improved user experience.
Ratings and Reviews
Great app once working, terrible tech support
Using iPhone X and Apple watch series 3, both with current OS and iOS. Have to use Health Fit as intermediary to integrate Apple workouts with FinalSurge. Does not sync with NRC+, which I knew but still, come on folks, let's get better at integrating. Online tutorials are useless and few, no online basic instruction manual. Tech support responded about 1/3 of the times I contacted them and with repeatedly sending non-helpful screen shots or tutorials--could not or would not respond to my specific questions. After a lot of trial and error, finally got app to integrate my workouts. The data available, once integration is finally working, are exquisite. But instruction manual non-existent and tech support is among the worst I've ever encounteted. Integrating workouts into Outlook calendar uses old-fashioned technology but does work once you realize it's an old-fashioned technology that you need to use. So 5 stars for the workout data once integration is working but 0 stars support, thus 2 stars overall for use with Apple watch, iPhone and Apple workouts.
Unusable on iPad Pro
The iOS version of Final Surge is a huge let down for iPad users. It is clearly only made for use on the iPhone, since there are huge margins around the screen on the iPad and the app only works with the device in portrait orientation. Since I usually keep my tablet attached to the Apple Smart Keyboard when I’m not drawing, I need the app to work in landscape mode. Why this app cannot do something as simple as adjust to the orientation of the screen is beyond me. And those huge margins are just ridiculous. What a shame that Final Surge ignored iPad users when releasing its iOS app. I was hoping to use this on my iPad so that I could see my strength training and conditioning workouts on my 12.9” iPad Pro screen while training. Looks like I’m stuck using the web version when I’m on my iPad. What a disappointment.
Apple Health Kit Integration Please!
I’ve been using FS as my coach uses this to communicate and plan workouts with me. It’s a pretty good app allowing me to manage may training calendar, and I CNA load my workouts from Apple Watch via using a 3rd party app called HealthFit. However not everything translates 100% for example a rowing workout just populates as generic cross training. What would it take to get 2 more stars? Integration with Apple Health Kit. So much of my data that FS needs is in Apple HealthKit (not just workouts but weight, body measurements, nutrition, etc.). Please let us know what the plans are to get FS integrated with Apple HealthKit.
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.