Apps for Android that will make your run like a dream
If you’re a runner, you’ll know that sometimes you just need that little bit of extra motivation to get out of bed in the morning. Which is why Android apps for running are so useful.
What’s more is that there are tons on the market to choose from, making running a dream. You’ll never feel tired or unmotivated when tying up the laces to your running shoes again.
One of the most popular apps on the market, free from Top Developer is Endomondo Sports Tracker. This is the app for anyone who has personal running goals and can also be used for sports like cycling or walking. A detailed app, Endomondo Sports Tracker is great because it gives the user feedback on just about everything from calories burnt, to the speed and distance during the exercise. It can also be used in conjunction with a heart rate monitor, making the information very reliable. My favourite feature is that if a friend or loved one leaves you a message on the Endomondo website, the app will read out the message to you while you’re exercising, keeping you motivated during your training. This is a feature-rich app to try out with all sorts of analysis and feedback, where you can also track your progress.
Another popular app for runners, designed more specifically for the running sport is RunKeeper, developed by FitnessKeeper. Inc. This free app uses a GPS to monitor all sorts of details when it comes to your runs including distance, speed, calories, route and heart rate. This is a great one to try out if you’re looking not only to monitor your runs but to also get tips for workouts. It’s also very simple to use with an easy interface.
MapMyRUN GPS Running is another great free app to try out, designed for runners. It also uses GPS to monitor every aspect of your run, syncing with their website so you can get a comprehensive break down when it comes to your workout.
Just in case you aren’t spoilt for choice, Runtastic is another fabulous app on the Android market at the moment. I love this free app because of the personal workout journal that you can keep as well as the history mapping of all of your workouts, so you can track your progression almost instantly. You can also go to their website to track all of your information in a clear and easy to understand format.
There are other more general apps on the market for sporting individuals, including runners like SportyPal Pro. This is an app designed for any kind of sport from skiing to cycling to running to paddling. Set yourself goals with this app and see how you are doing with real time data and voice feedback. You can also go the cloud website to analyze all of your workouts fully on a PC.
There are so many apps to choose from as a runner or as a general sporting individual, that it is hard to pick. I would recommend giving these all a try and seeing which one works best for you.