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lauraj029 Rookie 17 posts since
Feb 19, 2007
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May 1, 2010 2:02 PM

android apps for gps tracking

does anyone use android apps for GPS tracking while running/biking/hiking? I'm looking for a good one.. thanx in advance.

  • Dthor35 Rookie 1 posts since
    May 12, 2010
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    1. May 12, 2010 7:22 AM (in response to lauraj029)
    Re: android apps for gps tracking

    Hey Laura..! My wife and I have just started running. I am happy to say that i did my first full mile last night with the help of CardioTrainer in the android market. I am 43 and have always had light asthma so I never thought i would be running. Anyway, this app is free and its pretty cool....You can pay for a race yourself service on it if you like...We tried JOGGER too, the cardio app is better...Have fun...!!

     

    Dan

  • rbird Legend 1,073 posts since
    Dec 14, 2007
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    2. May 12, 2010 8:17 AM (in response to lauraj029)
    Re: android apps for gps tracking

    I've been using sportypal on my windows mobile phone but they have an android version too.

     

    http://www.sportypal.com/Home

     

    It's also a free ap. It is easy to use, has a sleek UI, and lots of features.  I use it for every run now.

     

    bob





    2010 Space Coast Marathon 4:27:39

    2011 Charleston Marathon 4:25:58

    2011 Croom Fools Run 50k 6:16:51

    2011 Marine Corps Marathon 4:24:48

    2011 Jacksonville Bank Marathon 4:44:12 (4:45 Pace Leader)

    2012 Florida Keys Ragnar Relay 28:20:47 (3rd place-Mixed Ultra)


    Check it out - I'm bloggin'!

  • msucj21 Pro 58 posts since
    Mar 19, 2010
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    3. May 12, 2010 1:19 PM (in response to lauraj029)
    Re: android apps for gps tracking

    I use Cardio Trainer on my droid.  It works pretty well.  You can even load your workouts onto facebook.  I like that it also has cross training as well so you can keep track of that.





              MSUcj21


    3/21-Shamrock Shuffle 8K- 46:24
    4/10-Wrigley Early Start 5K- 27:36

    4/25-Ravenswood Run 5K- 27:18
    5/1-CPD Run to Remember 5K- 26:54
    5/29-Soldier Field 10 Mile- 1:36:42

    6/6- United Run for the Zoo 10K- 57:55

    7/11- Utica Boilermaker Road Race- 1:31:29
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  • wlanguide Rookie 1 posts since
    May 13, 2010
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    4. May 13, 2010 12:51 AM (in response to lauraj029)
    Re: android apps for gps tracking
  • Jenean79 Rookie 2 posts since
    Sep 1, 2009
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    5. May 24, 2010 10:23 AM (in response to lauraj029)
    Re: android apps for gps tracking

    I haven't downloaded an app yet..but I think (thanks to this thread) that I will download the CardioTrainer.   My question is....what are you using to "hold" your phone?  Have you found an armband that will hold the Motorola Droid? 

     

    Thanks!

  • rbird Legend 1,073 posts since
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    6. May 24, 2010 11:16 AM (in response to Jenean79)
    Re: android apps for gps tracking

    I keep my phone in a spibelt.  The pouch stretches to fit your phone perfectly so that it does not bounce at all.

     

    http://www.spibelt.com/





    2010 Space Coast Marathon 4:27:39

    2011 Charleston Marathon 4:25:58

    2011 Croom Fools Run 50k 6:16:51

    2011 Marine Corps Marathon 4:24:48

    2011 Jacksonville Bank Marathon 4:44:12 (4:45 Pace Leader)

    2012 Florida Keys Ragnar Relay 28:20:47 (3rd place-Mixed Ultra)


    Check it out - I'm bloggin'!

  • Jasesolo Amateur 20 posts since
    Aug 4, 2009
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    7. May 25, 2010 1:31 AM (in response to rbird)
    Re: android apps for gps tracking

    I have bought a spibelt also, I have it for couple of months, nice place to put my phone, I even crashed once, and my phone was not even touched. I just turn on Sportypal, locks a gps, put in my spibelt, and go for a ride.

  • Leadville Fan Pro 176 posts since
    Oct 8, 2009
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    8. Jul 11, 2010 7:29 PM (in response to lauraj029)
    Re: android apps for gps tracking

    Hi, I have the samsung moment and have downloaded the CardioTrainer ap and also the ap "runner". . . I have set them both to start at the same time and they come up with different distances. when I run the trails. When I run the road they're closer in mileage, but still not hte same. CardioTrainer sometiems will stop working, and I have to reboot the phone and wait for it. . .I had a problem with it for a while thinking I was near Australia.--and I'm in central USA. 

     

    (and the mileage difference is 1/2 to 1 mile).

     

    this is one reason I am now looking at a heart rate monitor/gps tracker :-)





    adult running life commenced: March 2009

    2012 Rock n Roll USA Marathon 5:28:53 unseasonably hot day, full sunshine, sunburned and dehydrated during race

    Omaha Maraton 5:17: __ yeah, new PR! Too bad the brain got in the way and slowed me down! ---recycled glass finisher medals.

    2011:

    April Fools 5K 32:13.7 age division: 28/71

    7th half: Kansas City Hospital Hill 1/2--this thing is tough, but the heat/humidity were tougher: 2:45:43

    8th half: Park 2 Park 1/2-New PR 2:21 and change

    St. Louis FULL Marathon (my first!!!) Hilly, hilly, course full of turns 5:24

    Sullivan Bros. Veterans' 5K 30:10 New 5K PR

    2010:

    4th half (5/1/10) --ran injured, DUMB move.

    Sullivan Bros. Veteran's 5K/10K (11/2010) 1:07:17.7

    6th half: Vegas half (12/2010) New PR! woot woot. 02:27:58

    2009

    St. Patricks 8K (Wash. D.C.) (3/2009)

    1st half 3:04 (5/2009)

    10K 1:17 (10/31/09) HOT, humid, Kaua'i

    3rd half: Vegas 1/2 (2:34:48) (12/2009)

    I will live my life; life lived in fear is not living. ~~me

  • Leadville Fan Pro 176 posts since
    Oct 8, 2009
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    9. Jul 11, 2010 7:35 PM (in response to Jenean79)
    Re: android apps for gps tracking

    I use the spibelt. . . it goes around the waist and has a tiny expandable pouch.





    adult running life commenced: March 2009

    2012 Rock n Roll USA Marathon 5:28:53 unseasonably hot day, full sunshine, sunburned and dehydrated during race

    Omaha Maraton 5:17: __ yeah, new PR! Too bad the brain got in the way and slowed me down! ---recycled glass finisher medals.

    2011:

    April Fools 5K 32:13.7 age division: 28/71

    7th half: Kansas City Hospital Hill 1/2--this thing is tough, but the heat/humidity were tougher: 2:45:43

    8th half: Park 2 Park 1/2-New PR 2:21 and change

    St. Louis FULL Marathon (my first!!!) Hilly, hilly, course full of turns 5:24

    Sullivan Bros. Veterans' 5K 30:10 New 5K PR

    2010:

    4th half (5/1/10) --ran injured, DUMB move.

    Sullivan Bros. Veteran's 5K/10K (11/2010) 1:07:17.7

    6th half: Vegas half (12/2010) New PR! woot woot. 02:27:58

    2009

    St. Patricks 8K (Wash. D.C.) (3/2009)

    1st half 3:04 (5/2009)

    10K 1:17 (10/31/09) HOT, humid, Kaua'i

    3rd half: Vegas 1/2 (2:34:48) (12/2009)

    I will live my life; life lived in fear is not living. ~~me

  • Jasesolo Amateur 20 posts since
    Aug 4, 2009
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    10. Jul 12, 2010 1:46 AM (in response to Leadville Fan)
    Re: android apps for gps tracking

    Spibelt is nice choice, also there is zaphyr and polar bluethoth heart rate monitors.

    I read here that SportyPal will have also HR support, so it will be good to try it with some of these belts.

    http://www.sportypal.com/sportypal2

  • MrsWonderful Rookie 3 posts since
    Feb 28, 2010
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    11. Jul 12, 2010 6:45 AM (in response to lauraj029)
    Re: android apps for gps tracking

    I have tried runner and trailguru and both add a 2 to 3 mile length to my run.  It just draws a diagonal line and messes up my mileage.  I'm pretty sure I can't run a 1 minute 30 second mile like it told me I did!!!  I'm going to have to try cardio trainer though with all these good reviews, as well as the spibelt.

  • Lightningfastrunner Rookie 4 posts since
    Nov 3, 2010
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    12. Nov 8, 2010 12:51 PM (in response to lauraj029)
    Re: android apps for gps tracking

    If you are looking for a free app, try InstaMapper or Buddyway. They plot routes, distance, and speed as well as save historical data for future reference. I've used both and been fairly happy with each of them.

     

    http://phonetrackerapp.com/review-of-instamapper-phone-tracker-app/

  • ericbenjaming Legend 456 posts since
    Jan 5, 2009
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    13. Feb 11, 2011 6:37 PM (in response to lauraj029)
    Re: android apps for gps tracking

    Sportypal provides apps for multiple platforms including Android.

    Maybe you could try iSportsTracker.com

    Also MapMyFitness is pretty awesome, as well.

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