Running With an iPhone app

By Carolin 

iphone app for runners

No what?

A friend of mine signed me up for a 10k race. So now I have to start . The race is still a couple of weeks away and it makes me feel very motivated to start . But I have yet to actually get out there.

I would like to track how far I run so I am looking for that can assist me. I found a bunch on Marshable.

RunKeeper Pro $9.99 is probably the most well-known of the running apps on this list. This is a feature-rich app that enables GPS tracking, distance, speed monitoring, caloric output and activity history for any number of activities you partake in including sports such as running, cycling, hiking, skiing and swimming. You can also sync all the data to RunKeeper’s website to monitor progress and share publicly. RunKeeper also offers a simplified version of the app for free.

Targeted more for beginner runners, Get Running for $1.99 provides users with a specific training regimen over the course of nine weeks, with the end goal of being able to run for 30 minutes. Audio prompts guide users through each workout and even provide encouragement along the way.

Fitnio, $1.99,  is another GPS-based tracking and monitoring app for walking, running and cycling. The app records your activity and then displays distance, pace, caloric burn and also keeps an ongoing log of all workouts and also syncs with its website. Fitnio also provides an emergency contact option in the event that immediate help is needed during a workout.

If you want a GPS-based route tracker and activity log, but don’t want to pay for one, iMapMyRun is a good alternative. Similar to some of the other tracking apps, this also enables you to save your data to the app’s website where you can monitor progress and share publicly, even via Twitter. For more features like iPod integration and photo geo-tagging, there’s a more comprehensive version available called iMapMyRun+ that costs $4.99.

I’m thinking that maybe Get Running is a good alternative to start with or maybe the free iMapMyRun.

Does anyone have any suggestions?

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5 Responses to “Running With an iPhone app”

  1. Raymond from exterior painting services mississauga on April 14th, 2010 2:39 am

    Oh! This is a good application. This application is certainly one of the marvels of modern technology. I am interested to know how different the simplified version would be. After all it’s free!

  2. Carolin on April 14th, 2010 10:45 pm

    I don’t know yet. I intend to try them out.

  3. Kathy from New Orleans Foreclosures on April 27th, 2010 2:29 pm

    I like the whole GPS tracking feature to determine how far you ran and where you actually ran to. Its pretty amazing. Takes running into a whole new direction.

  4. Carolin on April 29th, 2010 12:52 am

    That is what I’m thinking too. I didn’t download app yet though.

  5. Carolin on June 21st, 2010 8:04 pm

    I’m hooked on the RunKeeper free app. It’s so easy to use and it never fails me. Love it!

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