Windows Mobile SportyPal 1.0.7

A new update is now online for Windows Mobile users. It is strongly recommended that you upgrade to this version, since you will no longer be able to view your workout maps in the old version.

Here are the changes in this version:

  • Fixed the workout maps. This also includes an issue where your network provider would reach Google’s daily static map limit, causing the device to save the “quota exceeded” image instead of the map and never attempt to download the real map. SportyPal will now display an error message if this happens, and the error image will not be saved. It will also look for any such images that have been stored using previous versioSelecting pacens and delete them.
  • Added a pace display while running. Running workouts will now display pace (min/km or min/mi) instead of speed (km/h or mph). If you preferred the old view, you can select it above the activity icons in the “New Workout” screen while running is selected (see the screenshot). Note that this option also affects the way you view the running workouts saved in “My Workouts” and “My Records”.
  • Attempted to reduce memory usage. This should help users with high resolution devices like the Touch HD. We never experienced memory issues with our high-res devices, so make sure to let us know whether this works for you.
  • Added yet another filter for erroneous coordinates.
  • Fixed a bug that would cause user’s workouts to be uploaded to a bugged user.
  • Hopefully fixed a bug that would cause the workout time to be displayed incorrectly on the website.
  • SportyPal will no longer turn the screen off if the device is charging during a workout.
  • Fixed a crash that occurred when new users would attempt to save a workout that doesn’t have enough valid points.
  • Included several new user-made translations, including Polish, Dutch, Spanish, Bulgarian and Italian.
  • SportyPal will no longer ask you to reenter your info when you reinstall the application.
  • Fixed the numbers on the workout graph. The values displayed were incorrect if imperial units were selected.
  • Fixed a crash that would occur when a user would attempt to push the left button while viewing a workout map.
  • Fixed the profile screen so that not entering a value for inches (if the imperial unit system has been selected) will no longer cause an input error. Not entering a value for inches is now equivalent to entering a zero.
  • Sped a few things up.
  • Removed the “upload successful” message that appears box when you upload a workout immediately after it is finished and replaced it with a self-removing notification (like the rest of the uploads).
  • Added a missing colon after “Units” in “My Profile”.
  • SportyPal will now translate the “Register” caption that appears during device registration.

This is an old version and is no longer available for download. You can download the newest CAB here.

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44 Comments on “Windows Mobile SportyPal 1.0.7”

  1. Ihsaiw Says:


    Have updated sportypal to v1.0.7 without any problems. Unfortnatly there is a bug in the workout overview. Time returns the distance covered. Distance returns the elapsed time. The dutch translations doesnt look good on a HTC Touch Pro as the characters of some words overlap each other.

    A other thing what I am missing is in sportypal is a status bar on how many GPS locks are active. The amount of active gps would make the map graph more accurate. With the gps status bar a user could wait with his workout untill stable gps locks are achieved. (suggestion)

    I like the sportypal application very much so keep up the good work. I hope my comments will help to make sportypal better.


  2. Jesper Says:

    Looks like distance and time are switched around in detail of “My Workouts” in Windows Mobile version 1.0.7, at least for Walking. Haven’t tried the other types of workout.

    • SportyPal Says:

      We’ll fix that as soon as we can.

      • Dangerous Brian Says:

        I’m getting the same weird problem too, time & distance are the wrong way round.
        Also I’ve just covered a speed of 280.51 km/h on my workout today! Looking at the map data (uploaded onto to my profile if you want to take a look) I seemed to have been placed initially some 37km from where I actually was.

        Still great product!
        A small request, could you somehow integrate some functionality with the media player on the phone(like the camera), as I listen to music on the phone when running and it can be quite difficult to navigate between the two.

  3. daputao Says:

    Hi guys, thanks for this nice piece of software. Are you also planning on linking with twitter? so that i can automagically tweet when i completed an excercise?



    • SportyPal Says:

      You can tweet workouts on the website already, but we’re looking into allowing you to tweet or post a workout to Facebook from your device as soon as it’s done.

  4. Mike Says:

    Just tried and noticed the same weird mix of English and Russian on the screen. Is it so difficult to speak English when you’ve been explicitly told so? I reported this bug in 1.0.6 and it’s still there, please fix!

    • SportyPal Says:

      The problem with this bug is that we can’t reproduce it nor find a logical reason for it. We could add an option to disable language inferring in the next update, but we have no idea if that would help.

      • Mike Says:

        The problem is persistent and I doubt it depends on PDA phone model. Ver. 1.0.4 was the last free of this bug.

        Sportypal would stick to English if I disable GSM phone (turn on the “flight mode”). If GSM radio is on the program selects Russian lang even though I explicitly selected English in the settings. Indeed, the SIM card comes from local Russian mobile provider. Anyway, what would I do if I go, say, to China and get a SIM card from their mobile provider? I don’t understand a word in Chinese!!!

      • SportyPal Says:

        Actually, SportyPal doesn’t have a Chinese translation yet, though by now we wouldn’t be surprised if your phone were to start displaying Chinese characters while running SportyPal.

        All kidding aside, we’ll add an option to disable language inferring in the next update. Hopefully, that will fix the issue.

      • Mike Says:

        I suggest that you add an “Auto” to the language selection listbox. When selected, it would work just like it works now (“language inferring”, as you refer to it). However, if a user selected any particular language (e.g. “English”), you disable language inferring and to as the man said πŸ™‚

      • SportyPal Says:

        The problem is that language inferring should only be in effect the first time you run SportyPal, when the user hasn’t selected a language. Auto probably wouldn’t solve anything, since it would be the default option (meaning that, you’d probably still be having problems), and not many people would like their language to auto-change when they remove their SIM card, not to mention that most people are probably able to pick their language out of a list.

      • Mike Says:

        Oh, if it worked as it should I wouldn’t be asking for the fix! πŸ™‚ The problem is that language inferring is in effect all the time. Of course, “Auto” won’t solve my problem but I’m hoping that “English” will disable “inferring”; this should help.

  5. Huib Says:

    Small detail:
    In the “mijn workouts” of the Dutch version, on top is written: “Tijd”, which should be “afstand” and under it the other way around. Afstand where it should be tijd.

  6. Huib Says:

    On the TouchPro2 I have the battery settings on automatic sleep after three minutes and indeed, he stays awake. Bravo!

  7. Colin Walsh Says:

    Thanks for the update. Fixed the map display problem. My scrollbars have dissapeared in the list of workouts screen it is very difficult to pan with your finger for a previous workout that is not shown on the current screen. Great software. Touch HD user.

    • SportyPal Says:

      We removed the scrollbars because we thought that nobody used them. You’re the first user that’s missed them. We’ll probably add them again.

      In the meantime, you can still use the same method to scroll through the list (just tap as if the arrows were still there).

    • fcosin Says:


      I’m new at sportypal and I also have a HTC HD, yesterday was my first try with SportyPal, adn it recorded only 5 seconds of exercise (2 hours of exercise actually) Could it be the auto power-saving mode of the HD?


      • SportyPal Says:

        It shouldn’t, but try disabling it and see if it makes a difference.

      • DangerousBrian Says:

        Previous version works fine on my TouchHD with the power save (turn off device after 5 mins on battery). (I reverted back to the previous version until the bugs are sorted out in 1.0.7).

        Great product!

      • SportyPal Says:

        We haven’t added or removed anything from 1.0.6’s power-savings mode, except for the charge fix, which can only prevent the screen from being turned off, so you shouldn’t be experiencing any issues that weren’t there in 1.0.6.

  8. Kit Says:

    Hi, SportyPal will still ask me to reenter my info after I reinstall the application. Its irritating…

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  10. VinceInSeattle Says:

    I appreciate the Average Pace read-out on the device while in a workout, now to make it more reliable! First, perhaps a little increase in the size of the font is possible? Pretty hard to see when there’s sun and there’s sweat on your glasses and you’re jiggling on the run.

    Second, for my workout yesterday, my phone showed Average Pace of 5:57 just before I uploaded it. Flattering, but not right. On the website, that workout first reported average pace of 9:28 (probably correct). Unaccountably, now that I reload it, it reports average pace of 5:53!…Oh, I see what happened, it switched somehow to min/km instead of min/mile. What gives? OK, maybe I hit the imperial/metric switch button by accident, and now it’s back to 9:28. The phone is definitely on Imperial units though. Is it possible the phone is reporting metric average pace despite the setting?

    Max Pace has never produced a reliable result, usually reported 4 minute miles or some other astounding result.

    On My Workouts on my phone, yesterday’s workout shows a 00:00 average pace.

    Finally, in the website workout list, yesterday’s workout is shown with today’s date, although the correct date is shown in the workout detail.

    • VinceInSeattle Says:

      OK fellows, another run today. On my phone, the average pace shown when I uploaded my workout was 5:40 min/mi. On the website, it shows average pace of 9:09 min/mi. Now that pace is just about 5:40 min/KM. So I conclude that, despite my profile being set for Imperial and the app reporting pace in min/mi, it is ACTUALLY reporting min/KM.

      Once again, My Workouts on the phone reports average pace for this run as 00:00 min/mi. Time and distance are reported correctly and the graph is also reasonable.

      Website Workout list shows the correct date for this run.

      Max Speed today is shown as 27.09 mph and Max Pace as 2:12 min/mi, obviously ridiculous for a run. All my runs show something ridiculous for these fields. How do you calculate these numbers?

      Climb and Descend numbers also vary widely for identical runs.

      Lastly, I would reiterate that practically every runner in the US would prefer pace over mph, in the data, graphs, and analysis sections.

      If it matters, my device is a Samsung Epix phone, running WM 6.5 the last two days, WM 6.1 before then.

      • SportyPal Says:

        We’ll release a fix for the pace-related bugs soon. We’ve found and corrected them both.

        Max speed (and, by extension, pace) can be unreliable. It takes a single erroneous GPS coordinate to mess it up, that’s why it isn’t shown in the device stats.

        Climb and descent, and GPS altitude in general are also pretty unreliable at times, especially on Windows Mobile devices. We can’t even get altitude to show up on some devices.

  11. lessew Says:

    i like this app

    thx a lot for your work

  12. VinceInSeattle Says:

    Thanks for fixing the average pace bugs. Re: max pace, perhaps you could use the best segment as shown in the analysis tab? Those seem to be reasonably accurate, averaged (as they must be) over more data points. Or just eliminate reporting max speed – if it’s not accurate, it doesn’t deserve to be reported. Or maybe it’s just a certain class of devices or certain conditions that make it inaccurate? As I say, it is always inaccurate for me.

  13. Jayson Says:

    the mapping on my phone is off by 180 degrees. when upload though it seems to work just fine. Avg times lag on display.

    samsung blackjack II

  14. Paul Says:

    Is there anyway to pause the workout and “minimize” the program to launch other programs or do other tasks? If not, would be a great addition for the next version. Keep up the great work!

  15. Ken Says:

    I’m just downloading now but have a minor grumble about one of your “enhancements”. My htc Touch Diamond has such a small battery that I will often plug in an external battery pack for longer rides, but I want the screen to turn off as per normal! No point in unnecessarily draining the extra pack. Could I suggest a configuration choice?

  16. t4ng0 Says:

    Do you guys plan to add an GPS Settings feature?
    On my Omnia i first have to disable the funktion in wm6.1 that windows will manage my gps ports.
    After i reactived this setting, SP will get a satfix.
    If i cound setup the com-port within SP i wouldn’t need to do this step.
    Google Maps App does this and i get a satfix within secs.
    Thank u in adv.

    • SportyPal Says:

      Manual GPS settings will be added in 1.0.7. Since our devices work just fine with managed GPS, we’re going to count on your feedback on this feature.

  17. Bruno Says:

    Hi it simply don`t work here. When i try to start a new workout it remains on the “Initializing GPS” Screen. no mather what….

    Any ideas?

  18. Zbyszek Says:

    When will you publish 1.0.8 version? it is excelent software, but I’m still waiting for bugs fixes.
    In fact – great work is done!

    Very, very very motivaiting tool for early-morning jogging πŸ™‚

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