Being a runner takes some serious discipline. Staying on a schedule and always making sure that you’re getting better is absolutely necessary in order to maintain your fitness. With the help of some iPhone developers, here are the top 4 iPhone apps for runners that can help you stay on track:
RunKeeper is the most popular and best app to track your running progress. It uses the GPS in your iPhone to track what routes you’re taking, how long you’re running for, what your speed and pace were, and how many calories you’ve burned. It’ll even update you through your headphones as to how you’re currently doing.
What I like the most is that it will automatically upload your results to your own personal account on their website so that you can analyze your stats. You can also make your stats public and share them with other friends who also have an account there as well. As an added bonus, you can assign songs to certain activities and integrate them with the iPod feature of your phone.
As a free app, RunKeeper certainly over-delivers.
This is the perfect app for people who want to start running but aren’t sure how to. This app gives you the plan to go from your couch to running in a 5k. It’ll have you run 3 days a week for 9 weeks. During these runs, it’ll cue you when to start running and when to start walking.
Throughout your training, it’ll encourage you as it tracks your progress. A cool feature about this app is that it will pause any music or audio files that you might be listening to in order to update you as to how you’re doing on your run, then start playing your music right where it left off.
Many of the reviewers are commenting on how it has changed their lives. If you need a plan and a schedule to start running, you need this app.
If you’re someone who enjoys interval training and wants an app that can be as flexible as possible, Interval Run is the app for you. With this app, you don’t have to worry about looking at your phone to figure out when you should be running or walking, it’ll audibly tell you through your headphones.
You can also pick training routines that are already programmed for you. Choose Tabata, Couch to 5K, Gateway to 8K, and One Hour Runner. If you prefer to listen to music during your training, Interval Run certainly won’t get in your way. It has a lot of great reviews from its users.
UltraTimer takes interval training to another level. You can use the intervals in this app for almost any exercise you want whether it’s yoga, cycling, boxing, and more. Some people even use it to take ergonomic and meditation breaks.
What’s cool about this particular app is that it comes with many different sounds to let you know when to switch your activities. It has sounds that you can choose for the more upbeat and fast activities while also providing relaxing and calm sounds for the times you need to chill out. It also comes programmed with a few workouts for you.