There are many apps to track your physical activity like running, cycling, walking and more using iphone GPS, one of them which already comes installed on your iphone is Nike+iPod which you can easily locate under settings and activate it, but the entire Nike+sport kit will cost you around $29 which means more money from your pocket.
When I decide to track my daily running activity with my iphone, I searched for some free apps alternatives which does not require any additional hardware, and I found this cool app called RunKeeper which allows you to tracking your workouts fun, social, and easy to understand so that you can improve the quality of your fitness.
The app upload the activity details to the runkeeper server which then stores all the activity data so you can be sure that all the activity data is safe. You can login to online account to view all the activity data.
This app is free to use and even the online membership is free which includes dashboard which allows to see a detailed graph of your daily physical activity you track using iphone runkeeper app as shown in the image below.
Using runkeeper app on iphone is really easy, as once you launch the app you can specify the activity type and it will instantly scan activate GPS and other required sensors on your iphone to track the physical activity as shown in the image below.
You can also select from different activity type as shown in the image below.
You can any time see the activity history, if there is any activity you see in red color that means that activity data is on your iphone only its not yet uploaded to runkeeper server.
You can also specify other parameters like audio notifications to be played while doing the activity, the notifications will keep coming even if you have minimized the runkeeper app on your iphone. You can also change speed metrics, countdown, activities data privacy settings as shown in the image below.
You can see the real time graph of activity speed, avg speed and calories burned etc as shown in the image below.
You can also view your speed you maintained while covering every kilometer in this case for example of my running activity listed.
You can also view the entire map of the route you covered during your activity, however this remains confidential and private to you only by default.
In case any of the activity is not uploaded you can always resend to upload again on runkeeper server for free.
It also allows you to post these physical activity updates on your facebook or twitter accounts under settings as shown in the image below.
It is not just an app and it lets you connect to the runkeeper online community with other users who are using runkeeper, you can add more friends through the online interface which allows to you to login with your runkeeper account credentials which you created on your iphone.
You can see the recent activity of your friends which will give you more reasons to be physically active and record these activity with runkeeper as shown in the image below.
You can organize races, make your street team and do other physical events with this app, there are great number of features to be explored. You can also opt for RunKeeper Pro app with our premium RunKeeper Elite subscription. Enjoy live activity broadcasting, discounted FitnessClasses and advanced reports to track your training.
App Requirements: It Compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad. Requires iOS 3.0 or later.
Conclusion: In all this seems to be the best app for tracking physically activity and stay fit.
Our Rating: 4/5 | Price: Free | Visit App Store Link To Install RunKeeper