RunKeeper – The Pocket Personal Trainer
Last updated on March 29th, 2015 at 02:31 pmPosted in Apps or Games by Patricia on January 17, 2014
What does RunKeeper do?
The basic function of RunKeeper is the one of tracking your sports workouts. It includes walking, running, cycling, hiking and much more. The app will let you know the distance and duration of your jog, along with the approximate amount of calories burned and the pace of your activity.
It’s using the GPS tracking system in order to map your exact training route. A stopwatch is used to measure your activity time and with the use of some maths it concludes your pace, calories burned and the other available stats. I have to underline that you are asked to provide your weight after installing RunKeeper, thus making stats even more realistic.
One great feature of this fitness app is the Callouts function. Even if you run with headphones or not you are alerted every 5 minutes with your live running performance and other stats depending on your settings. What’s great is that you can even listen to music, while you jog, as RunKeeper will automatically bring it to the background, while callouts are broadcasted.
History and Goals
Worth mentioning is also the great feature of setting goals. RunKeeper will assist you in reaching your goals, by improving your performance step by step. You can track your progress by checking the history of your training activities. More, you are always prompted when you hit personal bests and accomplish milestones and this is a great morale booster that drives you to perform better and better.
In terms of morale booster we can also list RunKeeper’s social bookmarking feature. You can set this app to publish your latest fitness performance on Facebook, Twitter, Google+ and all other social media sites. I imagine that everyone would like to impress friends so, you will only get motivated to run or bike that extra mile more in order for your post the be impressive.
And if this isn’t enough and you want to be a complete show-off you can use RunKeeper live broadcast your races and let all other follow you around!
I assume that we can all agree that this FitnessKeeper Inc. app for iOS has a lot of features for a free one. If you need more info and watch to check it hands-on, please watch the embedded video.
Do you plan to test RunKeeper? What’s your experience with it? Feel free to share your thoughts!
Forgot to mention that prolonged GPS usage with the RunKeeper app will drain your iPhone’s battery a lot faster. Take this in account before starting your activity. ;)