RunKeeper - GPS Track Run Walk

RunKeeper - GPS Track Run Walk

10,000,000 - 50,000,000 downloads

  • Simplicity
  • Web version sync
  • Good-looking UI
  • Needs extra features and data
  • Asks for data contact permission (Why?)
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Expert's Review

"Track your workout"

Reviewed by / Sep 06, 2011

RunKeeper allows you to monitor your fitness activities by using the GPS

If you want to monitor your workout in order to check if you're progressing there are lots of Android apps that can help you in this issue. RunKeeper is a simple and good-looking tool that tracks distance, time, pace, calories, heart rate (if you use a complementary cardio equipment) and path traveled on map.

It uses the GPS to track on the map your routes. Actually you can design them before going out running. This way you will monitor distance, time and the approximated calories. It shows on a bar graph your progresses. It has to be said that this is one of the easiest-to-use workout monitoring tools. Just run, stop or pause the tracking. Its simplicity is its strongest point, specially for those that doesn't need detailed info. However it's at the same time a weakness: we're missing other useful data as speed average, maximum and minimum elevation, more stats graphs, etc. Some of these features are on the website, not in the app. This should be improved. You can find more info about heart rate and upload some data from the app to your account.

RunKeeper has been developed by FitnessKeeper Inc., a developer who has just launched this app. It was first launched on iOS with remarkably success. In Android is also being well received.

If you're looking for a simple app for tracking your workout, this is a good choice. Easy to get the hang of it, although with just few data.

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Developer's original description available here
Join the more than 28 million people who are using the RunKeeper running app to turn their phone into a personal trainer in their pocket! Track your running, walking, cycling, hiking, biking and more using the GPS in your Android phone.

Track your fitness activities and have fun doing it
- See detailed stats around your pace, distance, time, and calories burned.
- Get stats, progress, and coaching through your headphones with built-in audio cues.
- Listen and control your music during your workout.
- Measure your heart rate with many available sensors (appropriate heart rate zones depend on your weight).
- Take pictures along the way to share and save while you go.
- Update your weight to keep calories burned accurate.

Measure your performance over time
- View a detailed history of your activities (runs, walks, bikes, etc.) to see how you are doing.
- Get notified when you hit new personal bests and milestones.
- Measure your progress against your goals and targets.
- Follow detailed plans to help you achieve specific fitness objectives, like run for weight loss or run a 5K.
- Turn any activity into a route to do again later.

Share with friends
- Post your activity stats (map, distance, calories, and time), fitness achievements and training plans to Facebook, Twitter and your friends on RunKeeper.
- Let supporters watch LIVE maps of your workouts and races as you go (must subscribe to RunKeeper Elite).

Get a broader picture of your health at
- Integrate your activity data with more than 70 other apps and services including MyFitnessPal, Lose It, Fitbit, Withings, Garmin and many more, to get deeper insight into your overall health.
- View detailed reports of your tracked activity level, calories burned, weight loss, and many more stats over time.

Track, measure, and improve your fitness with RunKeeper.

Note: Continued use of GPS running in the background can dramatically decrease battery life.

Recently changed in this version

Bug fixes and improvements

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Comments and ratings for RunKeeper - GPS Track Run Walk
  • (72)

    by Chintan Patel on 15/04/2014

    Sometimes stopping activity while running, without any input! Somewhat messy interface. Otherwise ok.

  • (72)

    by Christian Markus on 15/04/2014

    some people may like the audio feedback - I hate it. I hate it even more that I cannot disable it. Ruins the app completely for me.

  • (72)

    by Nathan Merrill on 15/04/2014

    I still have the old version, and the only way I can easily remember which app's to keep (this one) and which ones to upgrade (not this one) is to leave a note to myself here. Thanks to everybody who tried it and reported back with a bad rating.

  • (72)

    by Kevin Canwell on 15/04/2014

    I like that it gives miles and calories. Timer starts immediately so.first interval is worse. I can't see san easy fix.

  • (72)

    by Helena Luna on 15/04/2014

    Its great i use it like everyday

  • (72)

    by Ilan Aliphas on 15/04/2014

    I have tracked more than 200 workouts with this app and it keeps getting worse and worse with every update. Syncing hasn't been working properly for a few weeks now and my weekly totals froze about 4 to 6 weeks ago... Please fix soon! I'd hate to switch

  • (72)

    by Yasmin Figueroa on 15/04/2014