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Chupa Chupa

macrumors G5
Original poster
Jul 16, 2002
I abandoned the Nike app and currently use WalkTracker (Starbucks freebie). WalkTracker isn't getting the job done for me - crashes too much in the middle of a run for one thing.

Ideally I'd like an app that has (in order of necessity)

Stable & ability to run in background if using another app
GPS tracking w/ option to save map online after run
Interval coaching, i.e., tells me went to run, when to walk
Can control music, i.e., if I pause the tracker the music also pauses


macrumors newbie
Aug 30, 2012
A while ago the app RunKeeper was free, so I grabbed it. Sadly I've never used it but it has great reviews, and I'm pretty sure that it runs in the background as well as allows you to control music.

I can't tell how much it costs because i already own it...


macrumors 6502a
Oct 25, 2008
I use MotionX GPS (mostly for biking but sometimes hiking). Love it - but how to get more than 2 hours out of the battery?????


macrumors 6502
Jan 14, 2011
I've tried them all, and the best one is definitely Runtastic. The interface is fairly simple, but also very informative. It has everything you may want, including music controls, elevations, calories - everything. That said, it is fairly pricey, $5.99.

Second best app is Runmeter, which is $1.99. It has the same features as Runtastic but the interface is not as good looking. I have a promo code for Runtastic, which if you're interested I would sell for $1.00 (50% off).

RunKeeper is one of the ugliest running fitness apps. It only gets so much press because it's free.

MapMyRun is decent. It crashes quite often though, and again, it's not the best looking application.

By the way, why didn't you like Nike+?
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