Plankpad – Your Interactive Bodyweight Trainer
Get fit – playing games!
Plankpad combines a fitness device with games and workouts on your iPhone or iPad.
By playing games, your focus is more into the game than on counting every second.
This makes your plank exercise much longer, reaching your goals faster while the time flies by having fun.
To start an exercise, you just need to download the app, place it on the straight aligned Plankpad to synchronize and choose a game or a workout. The app also teaches you to do the perfect plank.
To play a game you have to balance the Plankpad left and right. The app and the gyroscope of your mobile device are in perfect sync with the Plankpad. There is a game for everyone like, Candy Monster, Pong Soccer, Duck Shoot, Meteor Madness, Wave Rider, and Snow Cruisin`. And in the future, there will be even more.
The games will challenge you to collect more and more points and you will forget about the time, so your workout will last much longer.
Besides the games there is the workout section. The Plankpad has to stay straight, while you are following the plank exercises.
Since the Plankpad can also be used as a Balance Board to train the motor coordination, improve reaction time and to prevent injuries, we created two games specially for balancing. The balance board turns into a surf or snow board and you play fun games while working your lower muscles out and increasing your body balance and stability.
Now the game is up to you!
Strengthen your core, build muscles, eliminate back pain and get a six-pack in no time, thanks to Plankpad!
- Added sound effects.
- New improved calibration screen.
- Vibration effect added to the games.
- Added new highscore sharing function for the games.
- Added screens that show the next workout.
- Added new highscore screen to workouts and the possibility to share it on social media.
- Changed to unified highscore screens.
- Fixed a bug with save system of the highscore.
Ratings and Reviews
Great idea needs better app and game development
The idea of PlankPad is great, I just received mine and it is a solid piece of exercise/fitness equipment.
The app unfortunately is mediocre.
The games (the main attraction to PlankPad besides just doing planks without the pad/app) are deficient.
In my app there is no sound effects or music in the games. The graphics are unfortunately at the basest level. And they managed to somehow NOT “gamify”the games.
It seems like you just pick easy, normal, hard modes, And the game just keeps going (say shooting astroids in the asteroid game) until you decide to stop the timer. There isn’t a time limit or a life meter. There should be achievements and progress via levels, badges, and other offerings as your go through a game’s levels.
Again this is a great idea but executed only decently or ok.
And this is a problem with the part of the fitness word attempting to get in to games, I think it is a great space and it makes total sense for our health and fitness regimes to make gaming a workout, but PlankPad fails to be a game changer. It doesn’t seem like a better choice than say Fruit Ninja. Arguably Fruit Ninja is significantly funner as were the Wii fitness games a decade ago with a similar plank system for games. And really because the PlankPad games are so mediocre it really does just feel like you’re working out. Which is fine, but again defeats the purpose of trying to make folks work out longer and more often through gaming.
I work out 5-6 times a week already, and was hoping to add this for fun during my workouts, but the novelty has largely run out within this first week with the PlankPad app and its games. I will still use PlankPad instead of just doing normal planks since I have it, but it is a wasted opportunity.
And hate to say it, because I loved the idea so much and backed it immediately on KS, but it is not worth the money. Unless you’re looking to do planks slightly more comfortably than you already do on your floor.
Hope they keep learning and improve the games and app. I love forward to seeing updates in the future.
Works as Advertised
Games are acceptable and fun. Yeah, they could be improved (noise/visuals) but then people would complain about not liking the noise. This plank pad is way better than we ever doing it on my own.
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.