3 years ago

Runkeeper: a complete app for monitoring outdoor sports

Name of the mobile application

Runkeeper.

Category of the mobile application

Android: health and wellness; iOS: health and fitness.

Platform

Android, iOS.

Cost

Free/premium (29.01/year, US$39.99/year).

About the app

Runkeeper is an app designed to log several outdoor sports by Global Positioning System (GPS), such as running, walking, skiing or skating (figure 1A). The track of the training obtained from GPS is plotted on a map from Google Maps (figure 1B). This app is able to record all the basic data: duration, distance, speed (eg, km/hour, total and by splits), pace (min/1 km) and elevation. Pace and elevation are continuously monitored and plotted to know the exact value at any moment of the training. Based on these variables and additional information (eg, body weight, gender and age), the app also estimates total calories burned. The user is...

Publisher URL: http://bjsm.bmj.com/cgi/content/short/51/21/1560

DOI: 10.1136/bjsports-2016-096678

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