Track fitness efforts and support a charitable cause!Frequently Asked Questions:
- How does using Get in Gear help support a charity?
Hemophilia Federation of America (HFA) has many charitable programs and services for the bleeding community. By using Get in Gear, you support HFA and what we do. Our generous sponsors and advertisers provide funds to HFA, which we use to help those with bleeding disorders. Your use of Get in Gear also helps to spread awareness of bleeding disorders, like Hemophilia and von Willebrand Disease.
- I just upgraded Get in Gear and now it says "No Accounts Found"! Where's my account?
On the latest version of Get in Gear, we revamped our account system. If this is the first time you've seen this message, create a new account. Get in Gear will detect your stored activity history and associate it with the new account. If you have already created a new Get in Gear account, add the existing account to this device.
- I was using two devices, but their activity histories were separate. Can I merge them together?
Yes! The new account system for Get in Gear is based on your email address. Create a new account on the first device. Get in Gear will associate all of the activities on that device with the account. Add an Existing account on the second device. Get in Gear will associte all of that device's activities with your account.
- I want to use more than one device to track my activities. Can I do this?
Yes! The new account system for Get in Gear is based on your email address. Create a new account on the first device. Add an Existing account on any additional devices. All of the devices will syncronize with each other.
- I have lost or traded in my old device and lost all of my activity history! Can I get it back?
Download the latest version of Get in Gear from the AppStore on your new device. If you've already created a new Get in Gear account, then Add an Existing Account. If not, create a new Get in Gear Account. The new version of Get in Gear will automatically download your activity history. If this does not work, please contact us..
- Will this app continuously drain my battery even when I'm not using it?
Continued use of GPS running in the background can dramatically decrease battery life. The GPS is only used when you are tracking an activity. Please be sure that you stop the activity when you are done, so the GPS can power off.
- I installed the app on my iPod Touch, but the GPS tracking seems to be way off. What's wrong?
Devices without a GPS and cellular connection (iPad Wi-Fi, iPod touch) can only track and share waypoints when connected to a Wi-Fi network. Instead, you may manually enter the distance after you've completed the activity.
- The calories Get in Gear says I burned seems to be inaccurate. Can this be fixed?
The number of calories burned during an activity is a difficult and inaccurate calculation without detailed information tracking heart rate, gender, weight, height, age, activity type, speed/pace, and activity intensity. At this time, Get in Gear will estimate your calories burned using the calculation: Duration (in minutes) * (MET * 3.5 * weight in kg) / 200. The Metabolic Equivalent of Task, or MET, is determined by the activity type and its intensity. In the Activity Defaults, users may adjust the default MET value for each activity type to increase/decrease its intensity value.
- I have a heartbeat sensor device. Can it integrate with Get in Gear?
The current version of Get in Gear does not offer any device connectivity options. After an activity, you may change the duration, distance, calories, average speed, or any other fields before saving it.
- I have an idea for a great feature you should add to Get in Gear.
Excellent! We would love to hear your ideas. Please contact us..
- Does Get in Gear run on the iPad?
Yes. Get in Gear works on iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch, and Android devices. Please note that in order for your activity distance to be accurately tracked, your device must have GPS.
- Do I need a network (WiFi or 3G) connection to use Get in Gear?
No, not all of the time. Get in Gear downloads the latest achievements, news stories, and information when you are connected via WiFi or cellular connection and attempt to access those portions of the application. The cached copy of that information will then be available offline.
- Why don't you track and share my exercise route like I've seen other apps do?
With social media, one must be careful to not share too much information so freely on the internet. Very intentionally, Get in Gear only tracks your GPS distance traveled. It does not track your actual GPS location.
- What is the Hemophilia Federation of America (HFA)?
HFA is a non-profit 501(c)3 organization incorporated in 1994 to address the evolving needs of the bleeding disorders community. We serve as a consumer advocate for safe, affordable, and obtainable blood products and health coverage, as well as a better quality of life for all persons with bleeding disorders. HFA's ongoing consumer advocacy agenda includes product safety, as well as accessibility, affordability, and availability of the products the individuals of this community require.
- What is hemophilia?
Hemophilia is a hereditary blood clotting disorder that results in excessive bleeding. In about one-third of the cases, there is no family history of the disorder. The underlying cause is missing or deficient protein (called factor) that is needed for blood to clot. The bleeding can occur spontaneously and/or after injury. Bleeding episodes may be external or internal into joints, muscles, the abdominal cavity, the brain, and other organs. Untreated bleeds can lead to crippling deformities of the joints or life threatening bleeds within the body. Currently, there is no cure.
- What is von Willebrand disease?
von Willebrand Disease (vWD) is an inherited bleeding disorder with similarities to hemophilia. About 1-2% of the U.S. population (over 4.5 million people) are believed to have the gene. vWD is caused by a decreased or defective function of a protein called von Willebrand factor (vWD), which is necessary for normal blood clotting. The disease affects men and women.
- Who is affected by the disorder?
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Hemophilia affects approximately 20,000 people in the United States. About 400 babies are born each year with the disorder. All ethnic backgrounds and economic groups are affected equally.