Small button to close workout

I agree with all of the above reasons! I like the new update, but this button wasn’t the best idea :crazy_face:
I hope wiping and tapping on the screen will be possible again to finish a workout!


Hey everyone :wave:t2:

Thanks for all the comments and feedback :+1:t2:

So, I will try and share some of our thoughts here :point_down:t2: but essentially it helps us to solve a few problems to the post-work flow, where we are trying to reduce the number of unnecessary screens and “taps” that one has to make.

So for any non-time sensitive workout eg a skill or interval, taking the time to click on a “Finish” button shouldn’t be a problem.

It starts to become a bit more debatable when we come to more time-sensitive workouts like Gods/Finishers, but we do think that the time taken to tap on the button is not hugely significant for most people, also bearing in mind that those of us very used to the previous method will get used to this change.

We do still believe that the benefits of this, do outweigh the downsides as it allows us to remove yet another post-workout screen - but we will keep an eye on it.

Also, just a note that if the last exercise of a workout is time-based, the workout is saved upon completion, so there’s no need for any taps here. Only the Congrats/Resume screen has been removed.

Just a note that I’m going to move this to “Feedback” as it’s not a bug but rather a deliberate change that we have made here.

Also, a final note that I appreciate everyone’s open feedback-and we do both value and discuss this in the team.


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Hi @Ben,

Thank you very much for understanding, explaining and forwarding to the team. :clapclapstatic:

But (There is always one, isn’t it? :smile:) … If I understand correctly, your reasoning to use a finish workout button is to remove the “Congrats/Resume” post workout screen that allows you to go back to the last exercise?
So your argument is that it is easier to unintentionally close the workout with a screen touch / swipe instead of a dedicated close button? :thinking:

Well, I personally never ever used this feature. To me it doesn’t make sense to be able to go back to the last exercise, but not the one before and not the one before that. Why is your argument not valid to all interval and god workouts when switching to the next exercise? Maybe I did that unintentionally too!?

So let’s compromise: You remove the post workout screen, but allow us to finish the workout with screen touch / swipe …

Pretty please with sugar on top :muscle:
Thanks & Regards


I always appreciate further developments. And freeletics has now become an incredibly comprehensive training tool.
My full respekt to the team and the developers.
But what i also appreciate is a degree of consistency.
It is difficult to constantly adapt to new views, features and so on. Especially if you don’t know about this beforehand.
I think it would be an idea to release only one update per year.
To inform the users in advance about this and to test this update beforehand with many long-term users.
I would like to make myself available to this.

Best Regards

Thanks for your explanation! Basically I understand the approach to eliminate the next screen. But I also don’t mind doing a swipe without the UI moving… so it would be really awesome if you could bring the swipe back. I’m a software engineer myself and I know from my own experience that exactly these little things against usual routine bring a lot of displeasure to the user (see all the posts above…). With every new fancy update (like the background color at the moment) I get annoyed that the focus is not on what is essential for the user.


Thanks for the explanation Ben, appreciate you taking the time to explain. I kind of understand the rational, but have a feeling that it is sadly a wrong move, consistency is key, and by adding the button (a rather small button) it creates a real user dissatisfaction, as shown above. I know some people new and old will just continue without giving feedback etc. But as a user of something like 8 years now, this was the first time I felt so strongly that you had made the wrong move. Why can’t the final screen become a large button in itself, maybe you apply a different colour to indicate that it’s the final exercise and then all you have to do, like with all other exercises is click or swipe on the screen. Don’t get me wrong I’m not a software engineer, but if the goal of the button was to improve user experience, then you need to look at it again, either make the button big, like half the screen, or just go back to the lovely version previously in great working condition, pretty please


@Ben so any update on when we get rid of the button and go back to the better solution, it’s so annoying now that everytime I do a workout, I am getting pissed off, maybe I need to work on my mental strength, but my workouts are a time where I get out of my head and just workout. Now I find myself irritated and frustrated each time I use freeletics. Have no issues with any of the other updates, but this button, just doesn’t make sense for the reasons u have given, can’t see why it’s been done :sob:


I feel with you Chenhen91!
Freeletics made me so unbelievable prod, so many years, but now it make me frustrated. This small button destroyed so much, that i can’t believe it.
And of the reactions from the moderators and admins here i only feel kicked.

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@Smudobub crazy how one little button makes so much of a difference. I have been thinking about it, as that’s all I can do when working out. I see the only time the button is of use, is when doing a interval workout, where there is no PB avaliable. The whole premis of Freeletics is to be better than ur previous self. Well I could have been multiple times, but I couldn’t press a small button on my phone, so I have missed a PB, leading to de motivation and frustration. I would love to know how many people had made a complaint about having to swipe or press the screen to finish the workout, which lead them to this awedul idea? I think the solution should be a button which covers at least half of the screen, that way they have their button, but we as users don’t have what we want as well. I also now experience issues of performing a phone swipe action, so for me on Samsung, the up swipe on the bottom of the screen displays all the apps I have open, adding to frustration :sob: @Ben would love to hear some more feedback from you or someone who had involvement in this mistake in development as I think we all feel let down right now

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So a month later of using this button, I’m absolutely familiar with. No problems anymore to end a Workout. Although being halfblind on my right eye and a need of glasses in my daily life.
It was the confusion at the beginning which disabled me to end a Workout with one tap.


Habituation here or there …
One thing remains a major shortcoming and that is the situation, that somethimes the button don’t reacted instantly and you push it twice, because you are not sure if you catched it or not. But the phone remember the second push and you confirmed the feedback without you edited it and it isn’t able to correct the feedback …

Hi Henry :wave:t2:

I’m a bit confused-we haven’t said we would be doing this :point_down:t2: Just for clarity, I don’t want other people reading this and taking away an understanding that we are changing this. We have no plan to do so at the moment.

We’re keeping an eye on the topic, but from our regular ongoing research, we don’t believe this button is having a negative impact. Of course, with any change, some people will like it, others won’t, and some will be fairly neutral. We are fully aware that not everyone will like every change that we are making to the app currently, but again we’re working hard on improving the experience for everyone.


Hi @Ben sorry I was being sarcastic, sadly I know that it’s not going away from the button for now, sorry anyone who read this and got excited! Totally understand pal, and genuinely I have never felt the need to even come on the forum to say anything, having been around since I think one of the first versions I have seen quite a few changes, this being the one and only one that I 100% see a mistake, as you say, it’s all under review and updates will happen, so will keep my fingers crossed :crossed_fingers: cheers

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@melaLetics hey man, yer I totally get what you are saying, I have now learnt to deal with the button, my question is not how we should be having to adabt, but why, you raise a good point that I hadn’t thought of and I’m not sure freeletics have, what does someone with a disability do, be that visual or physical. I would be interested if they have put that into the planning of this update, the app should be for everyone. I remember the great work they did a couple years ago promoting inclusivity which was so inspiring.

:joy: I’m usually pretty good with sarcasm but I must have had my radar switched off. Or perhaps I just hadn’t had enough coffee :see_no_evil:

We have been keeping a look at it, there are measures we have that would show us if it was causing a problem but so far, it looks pretty good to be honest.


Button is so annoying actually, you loose 3s before you carefully click it , but if you’re not careful enough you click twice and by accident you missout on feedback screen which you autoclicked.

I suggest added voice recognition feature. If you say “finish” it finishes workout and takes you to the feedback screen . Dont think it would be hard to impliment for you guys. Or at least make the damn button bigger :see_no_evil: If not just please get rid of it. Seems like most of ppl having same problem .


All who want to have a change in the button… check the survey here:


We are rolling out a change to this that I think you’ll like @here :muscle:t2:

We’ve been able to remove this button and essentially make taps/swipe finish the workout again.

Most of those of you on the Android Beta will have already seen this. For other Android users the rollout will start on the 6 March. iOS users, I’m afraid you have to wait a little bit longer, but I’ll share a rollout date with you here as soon as possible :+1:t2:

Just a couple of things to note :point_down:t2:

  • If the workout is resumable (does not end with a time based exercise or GPS run) it is possible to go back from to the workout from the feedback screens
  • It is never possible to resume a finished warmup or cooldown



Thanks Ben, i tested this in the beta version and it works great!


Many thanks for this great news Ben!
That are the best news of the year​:smile::man_dancing::partying_face:
I appreciate that. It makes me really happy.

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