RunKeeper For Android Maps Your Runs

Android/iPhone: RunKeeper, the exercise tracking tool that we've found to be like Nike+, only better, has hit the Android market, giving those who can run with their phone a handy, data-rich means of tracking their times, calories, distances and more.

Like its iPhone predecessor, RunKeeper for Android uses GPS to plot your runs (or walks, or bike trips) on a built-in Google Map, and keeps track of how fast you're running, the calories you're burning, and all the other fitness stats you'd expect from a full-fledged running partner. I haven't tested out RunKeeper in a real run yet, so I can't say whether this initial free version offers the audio cues ("Five minutes left") that the paid iPhone version offers. The RunKeeper team has stated, however, that they plan to continually iterate new improvements and features into this Android version.

RunKeeper is a free download for Android devices, along with iPhones. Looking for a more Google Maps/Docs-integrated fitness tool? Try the Google team's own My Tracks Android app.

RunKeeper - Android


    " we’ve found to be like Nike+, only better, "

    and then...

    "I haven’t tested out RunKeeper in a real run yet"

    thats pretty disappointing reporting right there...

      Kevin hasn't tested the Android version out yet ... Adam Pash has reviewed the iPhone app in a previous post and found it better than Nike+. This post is about it being available on Android.

      Makes sense to me.

    personally I couldn't care less about how many calories I burned, what I would love to see in apps like this is a time vs. speed graph vs distance graph.

    Just wondering how this compares to CardioTrainer for Android. This is a free app that tracks your run via GPS and is google maps integrated.

    @Martin: This one has a time vs speed vs distance graph built in and also uploads onto a website for futher anaylsis of your run.

    @Martin: Google's free app "My Tracks" does exactly that. And being an official Google App, it's epicly awesome. (You can export your tracks in several formats for further analysis if needed, or to show off to your friends)

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