Seven - 7 Minute Workout

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Sunday, April 5, 2020

Description of App

* No workout equipment & just minutes a day * Fun achievements and rewards to keep you motivated * Based on the 7-minute workout featured in NY Times Magazine YOUR CHALLENGE: 7 minutes for 7 months Using nothing more than a chair, a wall, and your own body weight, the 7-minute workout is based on scientific studies to provide the maximum benefit of working out regularly in the shortest time possible. YOU ONLY LIVE THRICE Just like your favorite video game, Seven starts you off with three lives. Skip a day and lose a heart, but miss 3 workouts in a month and your progress resets to zero and it's game over! Work out every day for 7 months to achieve 100% and become a 7/7 champion. Seven also motivates you toward your goal with positive reinforcement: — Unlock achievements from Novice to Athlete as you vary your routine — Earn rewards and health-related giveaways — Set up daily reminders, or when you've missed too many workouts — Track your progress visually on color-coded graphs and calendars — Share your success with friends by e-mail, text message, Twitter or Facebook THE ULTIMATE 7-MINUTE WORKOUT APP Seven guides you through the 7-minute workouts with precise illustrations, visual timers, spoken instructions and even tactile feedback to switch between 30 seconds of intense exercise and 10 seconds of rest. EXTRAS — No internet access needed. Work out anytime, anywhere! — Play songs from your favorite music app in the background — Fitness enthusiasts can adjust intervals and do multiple circuits — Beautifully designed for both iPad and iPhone in a single app — iCloud sync to keep your progress up-to-date on all your devices — The "Learn" tab includes pro tips on how to perform each exercise — Connect with the Health app to sync all workouts and burned calories Got Seven? Now all of us can stay in shape!

Version

2.3.2

Free or Paid

Free

watchOS Version

1

Accessibility Comments

Fully accessible with VoiceOver. VoiceOver is a bit laggy, though. One of the buttons is simpley labeled, "Button." But this is the only button on the first screen, so it is clear it is meant to be the start button. All of the other buttons are labeled, though it doesn't call them buttons. You just double tap as usual, and more options pop up. If you give yourself 5 minutes to initially get used to it, you will find the app very easy to use in future workouts.

Usability

Fully Accessible

Other Comments

This app is used to control the app on the phone. It cannot be used on the watch in isolation. You can select, "Other," from the built in Workout app on the watch, and then activate your 7 Minute Workout through the watch. That way you get credit towards your workout goal and the watch will monitor your heart rate and calories burned.

Recommendations

1 people have recommended this app

Most recently recommended by Ashley B 5 years 2 months ago

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Comments

Submitted by Elena Brescacin on Friday, July 3, 2015

Hello!
I appreciate this app description and that it is fully accessible.
Unfortunately I have no Apple Watch yet, it will come in a couple of weeks; but for now, I installed the iPhone app.
It really seems accessible, but, I find a problem: in the "learn" section, the tab where you can find all exercises explanations, I do not manage to see them all!
I just double tap on each exercise and it Always shows me the first!
I just thank the user who published this review as I was Always looking for a fitness app with text explanations
but I will use it when I have my Apple watch with me, as of course I'd never gym with the phone in my hand or somewhere!
I am really curious on what apple watch will offer me!
Then, as it is completely localized in Italian, I'll share knowledge with my community

Submitted by Roxann Pollard on Friday, July 3, 2015

You aren't alone in this one. I can only see the description for the first exercise, as well. Not enough for me to delete the app but it was frustrating because I wanted to refresh myself on a couple of the exercises. Otherwise, quite surprisingly accessible.

Submitted by Elena Brescacin on Monday, July 6, 2015

Hi, I just wanted to let you know that I contacted the developer of the app, through support site present on iTunes page.
I am waiting for an answer, hoping they fix the problem, as it's really a pity not to be able to access all exercise descriptions; I managed to get them, by forgetting to Flick, and using exploration with finger and split tap, that is: a tap on the desired element and then second tap with another finger, without lifting the first finger.

Submitted by Ashley B on Monday, July 6, 2015

If you are letting the app run, a description button appears for each exercise during the rest phase before the whistle sounds. This means you only get 10 seconds before the exercise starts to find the button. Not ideal for trying to read a description while trying to successfully complete an actual workout. But if you let the app run its course while you have your device in hand, you should be able to find the description button a few flicks from the top during the 10 second rest phase just to refresh your memory or learn the steps for the first time. The app pauses while you read the description.

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