RunKeeper for iOS Gains M7 'Pocket Track', AirDrop Friend Request and Workout Sharing

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    Popular fitness tracking app Runkeeper has been updated today with several new features taking advantage of some of the software and hardware improvements released by Apple with iOS 7 and the iPhone 5s.

    As with several other fitness apps such as Nike+ Move, RunKeeper is now able to tap into the M7 motion coprocessor included on the iPhone 5s. The M7 automatically tracks movement in the background, and RunKeeper can use that data to add certain activity sessions to your workout list retroactively.
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    The new version of RunKeeper also includes support for the AirDrop feature of iOS 7, allowing users to easily transfer friend requests and workout information to other RunKeeper users.
    RunKeeper is a free download from the App Store. [Direct Link]

    Article Link: RunKeeper for iOS Gains M7 'Pocket Track', AirDrop Friend Request and Workout Sharing
     
  2. g-7
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    Good. Contrary to Nike+Move, this one is actually available outside US. :)
     
  3. macrumors newbie

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    I've been looking for a new running app. I've got Garmin Fit (free from Starbucks a few years back) and it works, but it's very basic and development seems to have stopped (doesn't even have 4" display support).

    I've got a 5C so M7 support is meaningless to me, but I'll definitely be checking out RunKeeper.
     
  4. macrumors 6502

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    Huge fan of Runkeeper, use it almost daily. If this works as advertised, and doesn't decrease battery life like it claims, this is a very cool feature to have. I'll get a ton of use out of it.
     
  5. Oz.
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    Great, this is the best app in this business!
     
  6. macrumors newbie

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    Best but premium is a bit pricey

    If you're searching for a nice and simple pedometer, try Steps++: http://itunes.apple.com/app/id729313021

    I'm using it for a couple of days now and I'm extremely happy with it.
     
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    Notice any battery drain?
     
  8. macrumors regular

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    Funny...

    …they can release M7 support in a few weeks, but after a couple YEARS they still can't manage to give it adjustable heart rate zones.

    Totally useless app if you use a heart rate monitor. Totally.
     
  9. macrumors newbie

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    Nope, uses the M7 motion co-processor to calculate your steps.
     
  10. macrumors member

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    Awesome app and it just got better!

    This app was already amazing and it just got a whole lot better! :)
     
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    Dup posting
     
  12. macrumors newbie

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    Welp, we may as well close this thread. Seems the app is totally useless. Nerts, I was going to try it.
     
  13. macrumors member

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    Too bad...

    RunKeeper is a great app, but the M7 motion tracking support simply doesn't work. Plenty of people have complained in the app comments on the iTunes store. Pocket Track is enabled, the app is allowed access to motion tracking in the iOS settings, and even background app refresh is on. Still, RunKeeper can't see all my motion activity that all the other apps can see. I tried rebooting the phone, uninstalling and reinstalling RunKeeper, etc.

    To those who have asked about battery drain... the M7 motion co-processor in iPhone 5s is extremely optimized for power usage. It is ALWAYS on. When you allow an app like RunKeeper to access it, it does not use ANY additional battery power. And, that app should be able to access your motion history even before the app was installed. It's amazingly cool...when the apps can make it work.

    For what it's worth, the battery life in my 5S is excellent, significantly better than the 5. And battery life in my 5, with iOS 7, is improved as well.
     
  14. macrumors regular

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    So, do you use a heart rate monitor? And if not, do you have this much difficulty with reading comprehension in the rest of your life, or just here?
     

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