Looking for a mobile app for running? Running apps are great for everything from tracking you pace to seeing where you run, and so much more. Recently online I took a survey and here are the top apps used by runners today.
The Nike+ app maps and tracks your runs. It will use the GPS in your phone to map distance correctly and tracks distance, pace, calories burned and time. You can also get audio feedback when linked with Facebook. If friends leave feedback on your run you can hear it while you go. You can also set goals to push yourself to the next level. Out of those surveyed this was the favorite app. This is a free app.
A close second to Nike+ was RunKeeper. This app tracks your pace, distance, weight loss, and lets you set goals. You can also set intervals and for the app and sync to music. One thing that is nice about RunKeeper is that you can sync with Diet Apps like MyFitnessPal or electronic devices like a Fitbit. When I was doing the Galloway program I felt this was the easiest app to set intervals and was nice as I had many friends that use it.
If you have a Garmin watch this is a great program and can be used with RunKeeper. The nice thing about the Garmin Connect is you can view workouts you have uploaded with your watch and depending on the watch you can do live tracking, so your family can see where you are as the watch will connect with the app via Bluetooth.
Map My Run
I have used MayMyRun in the past and it has one of the best mapping programs when setting up a route on the website. One of the nice features of the app is that you can track your gear, and it makes it nice to track your running shoes. Like the other apps your can track pace, distance, calorie burn, and much more.
This was one of the few apps that doesn’t track all your details so it can work good when using another app like those on this list that track your runs. This is an app that is all about the music. You can purchase mix’s of music for specific runs and set your BPM to push your performance. While this is free, most mix’s will cost extra
Strava is another tracking app, and you can also use it to share your activities. You can see distance, pace, speed, elevation and calories burned. My coach uses this to monitor activities and it is an easy upload with my Garmin watch. You do need to purchase the premium level to see your advanced stats or set goals, which I do not do as Garmin will handle these.
What is your favorite running app?