Looking for a running app

Discussion in 'iOS Apps' started by hraban, Apr 17, 2011.

  1. hraban macrumors newbie

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    Hello,
    I am not sure whether it is a right place to post to or not.
    I am looking for an application for iPhone 3GS (NOT jailbroken) to track progress in running (I mean sports). It should use GPS to calculate distance I ran and time it consumed. Ideally, it would have various statistics and ability to listen to music while running.
    Pretty much like Nike + iPod, but a sensor on your shoe is needed in order to use that app, and I am looking for an app that will use GPS for the same purpose.
    If you know any apps that are available in appstore (my phone is NOT jailbroken) could you please let me know.

    Thank you,
    Vlad
     
  2. iLucas macrumors 6502

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    I personally have not had any experience but i have heard good things about iTreadmill from other people
     
  3. DPM888 macrumors newbie

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    Runkeeper is very good. I checked out Runtastic link. Doesn't look bad, it seems that Runkeeper is the leader in the space, though.
     
  4. r6girl Administrator/Editor

    r6girl

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    I've tried RunKeeper Pro but like the Nike+ GPS app better (it does NOT require the separate sensor). Works well indoors (treadmill) and outdoors and lets you listen to music as well. I like the audio feedback settings – I like to hear my progress often (every minute) and this app allows me to set that frequency for announcing distance and time run.
     
  5. psonice macrumors 6502a

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    I've tried the regular (non-gps) nike app, and runkeeper (it was free at one point!). Runkeeper is pretty good, I set up a playlist in iTunes with some suitable music, sync it up, then just pick that and an activity. It works nicely, the on-screen info is pretty good and the audio feedback is good too.

    Stuff I don't like about it:

    - There's no audio feedback along the lines of "You just beat your record!" that the nike app had, although you do get an email afterwards.
    - The choice of workouts is very limited, and it seems if you want to do a training class you have to purchase those on the site. There was a bunch of good free ones on the nike site. (Maybe there's something I'm missing here?)

    Btw, any recommendations for a case? I think an armband type case isn't really suitable, it's hard to look at the screen and it's hard to access it. At the moment I'm just holding the phone in my hand, with a basic "back and sides" rubberised case, works OK. A case like that with a hand strap would be awesome.
     

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