The Nike+ Running app is one of the most popular running apps on iTunes and is free to download. You are encouraged to add your friends and compete against one another to score the most runs, miles, and times. The interface is well designed and you don't need any aftermarket accessories to get up and running. Another great feature about the Nike+ Running app is the ability to work on both the trail and the treadmill thanks to GPS & accelerometer technologies working together for the most accurate data.
MapMyRun is another free iOS app that allows runners to easily keep track of their pace, distance, calories, and time with audio alerts and much more. The app also works with cycling as well as over 600 different activities. There is also a paid version which gives added benefits such as interval training, advanced analytics, an ad-free experience, built-in music controls, live friend tracking and much more.
RunKeeper has over 24 million users and offers the ability to track runs, walks, bike rides, hikes, and much more. The sleek interface allows users to view detailed statistics, control their music, share stats with friends, track goals, and measure their progress over time. RunKeeper works together with popular fitness apps like Fitbit, MyFitnessPal, Lose it, and several others.
Endomondo Sports Tracker Pro can become your personal trainer and social fitness partner. The app is designed for walking, running, cycling, and any other distance-orientated activity. They boast over 17 million users and offer competitive features such as graphs, interval training, pedometer, calorie goals, time goals, low power modes, integrated weather info, and external web integration.
Runtastic utilizes your phone FPS to map fitness activities such as walking, jogging, or running. The app keeps track of your cardio workout progress such as time, distance, elevation, speed, calories, and much more. The app is designed for users of all health and fitness levels with an emphasis on helping your become a stronger runner and meet your goals. Runtastic has been featured in the NY Times, Mashable, & TechCrunch.
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