Running is a simple physical activity to prepare for. We just need to put on some comfortable exercise attire, lace up those running shoes, and we could go. But these days many runners prefer to put on a GPS running watch, plug in their earphones and listen to some tunes. The iPhone or iTouch could be our perfect companion if we want all those functions. There are some great iPhone Apps for running, that we could buy and download from iTunes.
There are so many Apple Apps to choose from that it’s easy to get confused when deciding which to download and use. According to numerous runners’ reviews, here are four of the most recommended iPhone Apps for running.
Nike + GPS
Like me, many runners I know have been impressed after trying out this pioneer and popular iPhone running app. It is just what runners are looking for: an accurate GPS which also features calibration options for tweaking running data if the GPS signal gets lost.
What sets it above other iPhone apps for running is its capability to integrate with Twitter and Facebook. Runners can see the screen readings easily during their run, plus it is always possible to control music from the gadget’s display. Download costs $1.99.
This iPhone app for running has among the best interfaces among its kind. The large numbers on the display are easy to read and to see at a single glance. That makes it ideal for running.
Not surprisingly, it is packed with many outstanding features that are lacking in other running apps. An automatic email program alerts family and friends when the user finishes his/her run or reaches a preset distance which is great to have your ride waiting at the end of a point to point run. It also integrated with social networks. Download is a little more expensive at $4.99.
RunKeeper Pro has been given 2 thumbs up for being the most accurate among all iPhone apps for running. It has a sleek interface that is easy to navigate. It’s a very user-friendly program, and runners can easily and quickly view essential running details even at a single or quick glance. It includes a number of customizable running workouts and a playlist shuffling feature.
It is the costliest to download so far at $9.99 but they say that it’s worth it.
Obviously, Adidas took the cue from the pioneering training app developed by its rival, Nike. It introduced its own miCoach pacer. This running app intends to impress by featuring a heart rate monitor, a calorie counter, and a pedometer. The running app offers audible training and online workout plans with a pace-triggered voice coach to please its user. It also features sports-specific workout plans for tennis players, marathoners, and soccer enthusiasts who aim to bring their workout training to a new level. There is no doubt that this app is the most attractive among all other iPhone apps for running because it could be downloaded for free. What do you have to lose in taking it for a test run?
Which among these iPhone apps for running is best for you? Please leave your comments below so that you can share your iPhone app experience with other runners. There are many other available apps that you could try out. But believe me; your choice would eventually end up to any of these four. Enjoy running!
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