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twalls27 Rookie 1 posts since
Aug 25, 2008
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Mar 6, 2014 12:36 PM

Running Apps

Hi All-

 

Not sure if this is the best place for it...I looked but did not see a section for running apps...but my question is, what is the best running app for an iPhone?  I beleive there are a ton of choices but wanted to see if anyone had an opinion.  I have seen RunKeeper, MapMyRun, Strava, Nike, etc but all of them seem to have a lot to them.  I just want a simple app that let's me get going and then tracks my routes, totals, etc.  I saw the app Go!! (www.gofordistance.com) that seems simple but didn't know if anyone had experience with it? I would love something that allows me to review my runs on the iPad too.  Any recommendations on a good app?

  • bbee42 Pro 78 posts since
    Aug 8, 2011
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    1. Mar 6, 2014 3:51 PM (in response to twalls27)
    Re: Running Apps

    I'm sure they all have pros and cons.  I really like endomondo, which is available for multiple phone platforms, including iPhone.  They have a really good free version of their app.  I use the paid version, but it doesn't really even add that much to the free app.

     

    All training runs with Endomondo are posted to endomondo.com and you can review them from any web browser.  I'm pretty sure that's normal with most running apps.  There's a link to my endomondo page on my signature line.  You can check it out to see what it provides.





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  • justamaniac Pro 178 posts since
    May 30, 2007
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    2. Mar 7, 2014 10:32 AM (in response to twalls27)
    Re: Running Apps

    I've been using Runkeeper for about 3-4 years(?) on both an iPhone and an Android, started out with the free version, and then splurged $9.99 for the "Pro' version. While it could do a lot, like you I just want it to track my runs, time, and routes.  I do however find it helpful that it also tracks my splits, vertical climbs (helpful when training for something that has hills), and heart rate.  It does more, but I can't be bothered with it...  Like any GPS, heads-up that sometimes location errors will happen (signals bouncing off of buildings and so on); sometimes that will really screw up your distance measurements, but fortunately it does not happen very often.

    Good luck with a selection!

    -bill

    http://runningthrutime.blogspot.com

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