Just in time for the colder temperatures of late fall and winter, a RunKeeper update is making it easy to keep track of your exercise indoors.
In version 5.0 of the app, indoor tracking is called the Stopwatch Mode. In a blog post, the company explains how to activate the feature:
1. On the “Start” screen select activity “Type”
2. On the “Activity Type” screen select “Stopwatch Mode”
3. Select your activity from the list
4. Select the “Go” button on the “Start” screen and get your sweat on!
When using the mode, runners will be able to track how long they have been working and receive the same audio cues from outdoor exercise. Runners will also be able to calculate their average pace after inputting total distance. Heart rate monitors can also be used.
Also, the release notes state that a HealthKit integrated version of RunKeeper is in the works and will arrive in the future. That will allow iOS 8 users to import their data into the Health app.
Designed for the iPhone, RunKeeper can be downloaded now on the App Store for free. An elite subscription, which offers a number of additional features like premium training plans, can be unlocked with an in-app purchase of $9.99 per month or $39.99 per year.
Before today’s improvements, the last major update arrived back in late June. Version 4.6 tweaked some of the social settings, making it easier to find friends and family to add to your network.
It also allowed users to review and adjust what they want to share to social networks.
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