Top 5 smartphone running apps
Gone are the days when you a digital stopwatch used to be a permanent resident of your right track-pant pocket. Today all you need to do is carry your iPhone or iPod Touch or any smartphone with you which can provide you with your favorite music and keep a track of your fitness regime thanks to the numerous apps.
But choosing the right running app is also not easy. So here’s an article by LifeHacker on the top 5 running apps for your smartphones based on public voting.
RunKeeper is a free app and for a free app it comes loaded with features. You can not only monitor your running cycles but also jogs and cycling regimes. It even shows you stats and figures to keep a track of your progress, pace and helps you understand your work out regimes better. And if you are feeling particularly proud of a time you can even share it onFacebook.
This is the Facebook of running apps. If you are the kind that discusses your runs over the evening beer this is the app for you. You can keep track of your friends’ times and attempt to beat them. Also if you are feeling like Denzel Washington in Remember the Titans you can even send them a pep talk.
Nike has been known to be a bit like Apple. As in their apps and products only worked if you paired them with their products. Remember the Nike iPod running shoes. But this however is different. Yes you can do all the stuff that you can with RunKeeper and Endomondo and more. You can use a realtime crowd to cheer you on and you don’t need Nike stuff to make it work.
This is a peculiar little app this. It’s more of a game than an app and the price tag of $7.99 only confirms the claim. This one is built for jogging haters and will help them get out of bed and collect supplies I order to outrun the zombies.
Well, this app is exactly what it sounds like. MapMyRun is all about tracking your run progress and route. Along with distance, calories and stats it even gives nutritional info. And nutritional info is the feature that makes it stand out from the crowd.