Running app Tempo gains widgets, multiple Apple watch complications, more

Tempo 3 Banner
Tempo 3 Banner (Image credit: Indie Computing Labs)

What you need to know

  • Tempo is an app for runners who want more data about their workout.
  • The app has been updated with support for iOS 14 and watchOS 7.
  • There are new widgets, complications, and more.

Tempo is an app for iPhone and Apple Watch that takes the data collected by the Activity app and then augments it with additional information. It's just been updated ti Tempo 3, bringing support for iOS 14 and watchOS 7's best new features – widgets and complications.

Built by a runner, Tempo is designed to be the daily go-to app for running. The basic idea is you go for a run, record it with the Workout app on your Apple Watch, come back and open Tempo to view all the workout details, add personal training notes and tags, and see how the workout trends with the entire training progression. Tempo's clean and beautiful design visualizes macro training insights to individual workout micro details in simple and intuitive ways.

The first thing existing users will notice is the new design with bigger, cleaner visuals. The developer says that "everything in the app has been updated and made better," something that makes the whole app feel more fun. But the real improvements come with the addition of iOS 14 Home screen widgets and support for multiple watchOS 7 complications.

Tempo Widgets

Tempo Widgets (Image credit: Indie Computing Labs)

OS 14 WIDGETS & watchOS 7

  • Distance Totals Widget listing current year, month, and week, as well as last 365, 30, 7 days distance totals
  • Latest Workout Widget with options to show workout graph, map, or last 7 days history
  • Support for multiple Apple Watch complications to view distance totals for the week, month, and year at the same time

The newly updated app is available for download from the App Store now. It's a free download with basic functionality and $9.99 per year subscription available for the Tempo Premium upgrade.

Oliver Haslam

Oliver Haslam has written about Apple and the wider technology business for more than a decade with bylines on How-To Geek, PC Mag, iDownloadBlog, and many more. He has also been published in print for Macworld, including cover stories. At iMore, Oliver is involved in daily news coverage and, not being short of opinions, has been known to 'explain' those thoughts in more detail, too.

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