Best apps for running

The 5 best apps for running

The happiness of running can't be compared to anything else. You can't say that running is cooler than sex or the gym, but the feeling after a good run is inexpressible. So as not to inadvertently exceed the adrenaline rush :), it is good to keep track of your results, statistics. This is where newfangled stuff like Apple Watch or old tried-and-true phones with a running app installed.There are a lot of running apps. Let's understand their functionality together.

NIKE+ (free, App Store, Google Play)

A little detail - Tim Cook, the current head of Apple, is on the board of directors of Nike. It is not known to what extent his influence extends to the Nike+ App itself, but it is a nice fact.original

  • The app records your route, speed, distance and time. You can set audio notifications so that you are informed about the distance you ran and other parameters (time, average speed per km, calories burned) after a certain time (every 5 minutes) or distance (1 km, 2 km and so on).
  • Ability to publish your runs on social networks (Facebook, Twitter)
  • You can customize your playlist as well as a special PowerSongs that particularly cheers you up. You have to set it in the settings and all you have to do to run it is click a button.
  • After syncing, you can go to your Nike+ account from your computer and see your results. The color track of your run shows the change in color to the change in your speed while running.
  • The app also keeps a kind of diary of runs, noting each weather, you can add little notes from yourself, put a smiley face that corresponded to your feelings during the run or after the run.
  • To get started with the app, you need to download it, register through your Facebook profile or email, go into the settings and enter your weight, height, and gender. And don't forget to switch to the metric system! It didn't work for me, though, my Facebook results came in miles.

During the run, your phone will lock, but the map of the run will be displayed on the screen and you can look at the track at any time.

RUNKEEPER (free, App Store, Google Play)

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  • Tracks your track, noting speed, time, distance, and calories burned. You can receive audio notifications of the distance traveled, speed for the current kilometer, and calories burned. Notifications can be customized according to the distance or time you have traveled.
  • You can add your own playlist.
  • If you have additional sensors, you can take readings of your heart rate (hello, Apple Watch, and other smart watches). Then it will be displayed in the overall graph along with speed parameters and changes in terrain (ups and downs).
  • You can take photos during your run. Then they will be marked on the map according to the coordinates.You will also receive notifications about your new personal records (speed, distance).
  • Ability to publish runs on social networks (Facebook, Twitter).
  • In addition, there is a tournament table and a selection of scheduled workouts (5K, 10K, half-marathon, marathon), visualization of the frequency of your exercise and detailed progress analytics.

RUNTASTIC (free, App Store, Google Play)

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  • Track your workout route and record all parameters (time, distance, speed, pace, calories, altitude, etc.).
  • A personal journal of metrics and workouts.
  • Setting up a playlist for running.
  • Statistics of your workouts by week, month, and year.
  • You can customize the display of the data you are most interested in.
  • Graphs of your runs based on speed and changes in terrain.
  • Analysis of your speed in separate intervals (laps, kilometers).
  • The ability to select a target and distance.
  • The ability to share your run on social networks (Facebook, Twitter).

ENDOMONDO (free, App Store, Google Play)

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  • Track your workout route and record all parameters (time, distance, speed, pace, calories, altitude, etc.).
  • You can type and send your friends messages that they can listen to in audio just seconds after you send them, and comment on their workouts.
  • If you have a heart rate monitor, the app takes its readings and overlays them on general graphs.
  • You can customize the display of the data you are most interested in.
  • Graphs of your runs based on speed and changes in terrain.
  • You can have a little competition with the time your friend ran the same route, and get instruction from an audio trainer.
  • The ability to select a target and distance.
  • Setting up a playlist for running.
  • The ability to share your run on social networks (Facebook, Twitter).

STRAVA (free, App Store, Google Play)

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  • Track your workout route and record all parameters (time, distance, speed, pace, calories, altitude, etc.).
  • If you have a heart rate monitor, the app takes its readings and overlays them on general graphs.
  • You can comment on your friends' workouts and get notifications when your run is commented.
  • Graphs of your runs based on speed and changes in terrain.
  • You can have a little competition with the time in which your friend ran the same route.
  • The ability to select a target and distance.
  • The ability to share your run on social networks (Facebook, Twitter).
  • But the main specificity of this app is that after a run, it pulls from its database all those who have run along this route and compares your achievements. That's how a kind of "Kings of the Mountain" emerges. Someone ran the fastest the whole route, someone ran the fastest certain sections. In this way, virtually every run is a competition.

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