Top Android App: RunKeeper Pro
RunKeeper Pro uses GPS to track your fitness activities and the stats that go along with them.
- Version: 188.8.131.52
- Size: 2.22MB
- Category: Health
- Price: Free through Jan. (Reg. $9.99)
Important note: the pro version is normally $9.99 but is free through January!
This fitness Android app provides real-time feedback on a variety of activities including running, cycling, walking, hiking, skiing, snowboarding, skating, swimming, biking, wheelchair, elliptical, and more. When ready, click the large, green “Start Activity” button.
The main feedback screen offers activity time, avg. min/miles (for running), calories burned, current pace, total miles, and Google Maps tracking.
One of the benefits of the pro version app is the support for audio cues that motivate you during your workouts. These cues can be set to activate depending on a specific time or distance. Additionally, the pro version offers customized interval workouts, integrated RunKeeper FitnessClasses, and no advertising.
Click the large, red “Stop” button to complete your workout. Then, add any notes before saving. All of the details will then be stored in the “Activities” tab on the app’s main screen. You can even choose to share your results on Twitter or Facebook.
- Intuitive interface makes activity tracking simple
- Support for a long list of activities
- Most features don’t require a RunKeeper.com account
- Currently free!
Areas for improvement:
- Activities and maps shouldn’t be automatically set to share publicly
Conclusion: An excellent Android app for anyone looking to track and document their physical activities.
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