Running apps for phone

Running apps for phone

lucylu1987 lucylu1987

Hi all,

I don't want to fork out loads of money for a garmin...Does anyone know of any good free phone apps that track distance? I have a sony satio which has gps enabled.

 

gymrunner gymrunner

Posted

I have found one called "Runmeter"  not free though ...not put into practice yet as just got it ...but looks good .

Dan Dan

Posted in reply to gymrunner

Adidas MiCoach does all of that you need,  i know works with the Iphone, not sure about a Sony

Shea Shea

Posted in reply to Dan

A friend uses Endomondo with her Nokia, seems to work well for her

Ade_Dennis Ade_Dennis

Posted in reply to Shea

I have Adidas MiCoach on my Blackberry which seems to work well.  

dwncindy dwncindy

Posted in reply to Ade_Dennis

Ive got runtastic, its a free app with blackberry not sure if it is available to sony but its worth checking it out x

ianb ianb

Posted

I'm very new to running but use one called cardiotrainer. If you have a gps receiver it maps as you go, you set reminders, it then tells you how far you've gone & in what time. it was free.  As a beginner runner I find it useful as you can add a playlist of music to run to.  You set a diary & it then naggs you if you miss a run, which I find good.  It also saves all your runs away.

e.g. it will say 04/02 3.4 miles 40 mins 450 calaries burned.

It may be a gimmick for you serious runners although I find it useful.

lucylu1987 lucylu1987

Posted in reply to ianb

Thanks Sophia, I had endomondo, but stopped working and havent been able to get it working since, now found one called smartrunner, going to try it out when its not as windy :-) treadmill until then!

Red Cat Red Cat

Posted in reply to lucylu1987

I use Runkeeper which is free and tracks distance, time, overall avg pace and/or m/kph but I really like it because you can create your own workouts and it will tell you when each interval has ended and the workout overall has ended. The workouts can mix time and pace so you could have a '1km fast' interval followed by a '5 mins slow' interval.  A great app for beginners and once the activity has started, it won't lose GPS unless you pause it en-route.  Where it's limited is that I can't set a pace I want to go at (eg 8 minute mile for say 10 mins of a 30 min workout) and have it beep at me when I fall under that pace.  If anyone knows of an android application that will do this (eg Endomondo?), I would probably switch to that.  Also can't get altitude on Runkeeper (though might with the i-phone version of the app).  

Danny91 Danny91

Posted in reply to Red Cat

Hey i went for my first run with runkeeper yesterday. When i check on the runkeeper website it plots elevation against distance and pace. Dont know if thats what your looking for Red Cat?

Red Cat Red Cat

Posted in reply to Danny91

Danny - thanks for that.  Found, as you said, the elevation and mile splits data.  Just looking for an application where I can set the pace I want to go at (though not for whole run, just for parts of it) and the application will beep at me if I fall lower than that pace.  Runkeeper does what I want in all other respects but for tempo runs, I can see how useful it would be to have a beeping function.

Danny91 Danny91

Posted in reply to Red Cat

Hey red cat, i am new to running still on week 1 run 1! But i am quite tech savy so i generally get used to applications and phones quick quickly. Was just looking at run keeper and if i have read you correctly it can do what you want it to do.

When you open it up when you are selecting your activity ext click on coaching and add a new one. You can include your warm up and down 5 mins and then set your own intervals. Slow Steady and fast for a set ammount of time or distance. Run keeper will then shout at you i think using gps tracking to see if you are going the correct speed. (I may be wrong but thats what i understand from looking through the settings here.)

Danny91 Danny91

Posted in reply to Danny91

You can also set a target pace for the whole run i think.

Red Cat Red Cat

Posted in reply to Danny91

Do the coaching stuff quite regularly but it's never shouted at me, yet - other than to tell me the pace I'm currently doing each minute.  I can live with that but it would be nicer if I could just have it so it would only interrupt me when I'm going below my desired pace.  Maybe a Runkeeper Pro/Elite thing which I haven't got.

sharalou sharalou

Posted in reply to Red Cat

Runkeeper, Nike+ GPS (small charge - about £1.49) or MapMyRun, maybe?  I used the Nike one which suits my needs.