iMuscle 2: Robust. Review

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Okay, so this is only my first impression of it, and I haven't spent too much time utilizing the app yet, but there is an amazing amount of content here. There are a few issues that became immediately apparent that I want to express in hopes of them being altered in future updates. This might sound like a lot of complaints, but I'm definitely going to keep using it- there is a Whole Lot more they did well than the few errors/oddities I'm mentioning below, so consider this review as nothing more than a bug test. 1. There is no female model. All the musculature that is so amazingly detailed is male only. I wish there'd be a way to switch in the preferences pane, and perhaps this is a conscious choice due to app size (I'm not really sure how different our muscle systems are, but I'm under the impression there are more than a few differences.) 2. Rotation Control a. Rotating the model happens rather quickly, presumably in order to "snap" to certain viewpoints the developers wanted. More fluid control of the model would be preferable, and at the very least, the sensitivity needs to be turned down. b. There is no vertical rotation. c. There is no rotation when viewing an exercise animation (if it isn't a live animation and is instead a short movie, this is unfixable). 3. Pinch/zoom is inconsistent. a. Once zoomed in on a part of a body to see pins in the muscles, you cannot simply pinch/zoom out. You have to hit the upper righthand button to see the full body again or use the quick navigation. This is a surprisingly big disruption in user experience. b. When viewing an exercise, it told me that I could pinch/zoom, but this only sufficed in making the exercise full screen (removing the top and bottom bars) with no adjustment to the size of the actual model. 4. No landscape support, which is odd, especially while trying to watch the intro video- you end up watching an iPhone's screen that's about 1/4th as big as your own. 5. The name of the app on the iOS home screen doesn't simply display as iMuscle. Instead it throws in an ellipses, presumably because they named it iMuscle - iPhone. "iMusc...hone" is what I see. 6. The icon isn't made for retina devices, so it's kind of blurry. The entire app probably isn't, now that I think about it, but it looks good enough to not be a big concern- although more detail is always appreciated. At the very least, the icon should be updated. 7. I also can't get the Superior or Inferior buttons in Quick Navigation to do anything for me. Clicking on them does nothing at the moment... maybe it's some kind of quirk depending on what part of the body you are currently zoomed in on.
emerazea on Jun 18, 2011 for iMuscle 2
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No deep back muscles
Not the best if you are looking for low back rehab. When you zoom in on the lower back all you get is lat!
Stef900345 on Jun 18, 2011 for iMuscle 2
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I've never wrote a review about an app but I had to with this. This is everything you need to target the muscles you wish to workout. As a coach I day this app is the best there is for workouts
Dude1221 on Jun 18, 2011 for iMuscle 2
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Great concept. It is almost there. The app was not properly converted from the iPad version to iPhone making it unable to see all the workouts associated with a specific muscle group. Also the clicking is glitchy(poor programing)
mashmun on Jun 18, 2011 for iMuscle 2
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It's alright
The workouts repeat a lot for different muscles and to be honest it's kind of basic. If you've been seriously working out for 1 year you should know 95% percent of these..The animations are pretty cool tho, very nice and clear. Was a bit awkward controlling the body an selecting muscles in the beginning but you get used to it.
iLLy NoiZe on Jun 18, 2011 for iMuscle 2
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Excellent Workout Resource
When I showed this app to my master trainer, Joey, he got very excited and setup my next workout for me. I like it because it shows me what to do by example, tracks my exercises and logs them. It does so much more! It is the only thing you need except to "Do It!".
RonWomack on Jun 18, 2011 for iMuscle 2
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