7 Apps for Any Runner

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by Abbie on December 4, 2010

Many of us listen to music while we run, but what about using technology to track our running data? These seven apps will definitely do the trick!

RunKeeper PRO $9.99

Available on both the iPhone and Android phones, RunKeeper is something I’ve heard a lot of positive feedback about on Twitter. It uses GPS to track your distance, and also gives you your time, average pace, and calories burned. Another cool feature is the online log.

The downside is the price, but if you used it instead of a Garmin or other pricey GPS unit, it may be worth it. There is also a free version if you’d like to test it out.

Runner’s World SmartCoach FREE

I like this app because it will give you a training plan and countdown to your race day. It’s the same as the online version, which you can check out on RunnersWorld.com.

Runner $5.99

Mostly the same features as RunKeeper, but also allows you to add notes to your runs and automatically retrieves weather information.

Pedometer $2.99

If you want to track you regular steps/mileage, this app is basic enough but tells you distance and calories burned as well.

RunCalc $0.99

A handy little tool that will give you your average pace after entering the completed or goal distance and time.

iMapMyRun FREE

Gives you the same information as RunKeeper and Runner, but is compatible with the run mapping website, MapMyRun.

DailyBurn FREE

Though not technically a running app, DailyBurn allows you to track your activities and caloric intake.  They offer workout and diet plans, some for free, some only if you purchase the pro version.

Have you tried any of these apps?  What about some I might have missed?

Photo Credit: philcampbell on Flickr

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Lori December 4, 2010 at 5:54 am

You missed Runmeter for iPhone by Abvio. Runmeter uses GPS to track runs, but it does much more than that. Unlike many running apps, which require you to upload your runs to a web site the run data stays right on your phone. It has all of the tracking features you’d expect, but also ghost running, voice announcements and the ability to compete with yourself to improve over time. And it can’t be beat for motivation. With built in text to speech you can actually hear Twitter @replies and Facebook comments as you run! Give it a try: http://www.abvio.com/runmeter. $4.99 (US) on iTunes.

Abbie December 6, 2010 at 12:08 am

Thanks Lori!

Jamie G. December 6, 2010 at 1:03 am

I use Runner Log, Running Ahead, Daily Mile, Lose It!, and use the awesome Motion Traxx podcast on my iPod.

Abbie December 7, 2010 at 4:42 am

Those sound great – thanks for adding them!

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