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running apps iOS

Running Apps That Keep You Motivated and Track Your Movement

It's time to get off of the couch and start running with the best running apps on the App Store. Let's go!

Runkeeper - Track Running with GPS

Runkeeper does more than just track runs

Runkeeper - Track Running with GPS

Pick Your Goals

For those who need an app to track all of their activity and workouts, as well as weight.

As one of the App Store’s longest standing activity trackers, RunKeeper has matured quite nicely, progressively refining its appearance and functionality. Plus, its developers have teamed up with other software and hardware developers, including Pebble. Just to give you some insight, the app features various outdoor activity support, spoken action and stat updates, live tracking on a free to explore plain street map, optional goals input and progress display, as well as multiple social network integration and personal feeds. Basically, it’s an amazing fitness assistant, which is only partially helpful when trekking the more brutal back country.

Why we love it

The interface is simple and easy to understand. It also is a complete tracking app that can also track your weight, walks, cycling, workouts, and more.

Map My Run+ - GPS Running & Workout Tracker

This app shows you where you've been

Map My Run+ - GPS Running & Workout Tracker

See where you've gone

For those who like to visually see where they've ran on a map.

Map My Run+ is a simple app that does one thing well: track your runs and let you see where it is you've ran. Just launch the app before your run, start logging, and run. Once you're done, make sure to stop tracking it and you'll see your trail on a map. It's pretty cool if you care to see just where you've been to and how efficient of a track it was. Plus, Map My Run+ tracks your calories burned, so you can make sure enough was burned in preparation of your next refueling meal.

Why we love it

It is simple and has a nice interface. It is cool to be able to see where you've ran on a map.

Runtastic PRO Running, Jogging and Fitness Tracker

Get in shape again with this awesome activity tracker

Runtastic PRO Running, Jogging and Fitness Tracker

Your go-to fitness tracker

For those who like to run, jog, and do other fitness activities.

Runtastic Pro is the app for tracking everything you need including running, biking, and other activities. The PRO features of this app include voice feedback during a workout, live tracking, iPod integration, a power song that you can activate for a boost, cheers and messages from friends, heart rate support, competitions, and so much more! There are several training plans available as in-app purchases varying in price based on your needs. Sync with iCloud, share your success story on Facebook, or choose to save all of your workouts at www.runtastic.com.

Why we love it

The best way to stick to your exercise routine is to track it, and Runtastic Pro is perfect for that.

Runtastic GPS Running, Jogging and Fitness Tracker

Runtastic GPS Running, Jogging and Fitness Tracker

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Runtastic GPS Running, Jogging and Fitness Tracker

For those who want a free running app with tracking and GPS.

Runtastic GPS is a great tracking tool for running, biking, and other activities. Features of this free version include real-time tracking with built-in GPS, a voice coach with audio feedback, a yearly running goal, a Powersong to boost your motivation, and integration with Apple Health and MyFitnessPal.

Why we love it

Track your workouts and monitor your daily diary with Runtastic GPS.

Map My Run - GPS Running & Workout Tracker

Track and map every run with MapMyRun

Map My Run - GPS Running & Workout Tracker

Map My Run - GPS Running & Workout Tracker

For those who want to know every detail about their workout activity

If you love to run or walk, this app is a 'must have'. For every mile you go, you’ll get feedback and stats to help you improve your performance. At the end of your workout, it will give you a map of your workout, along with other helpful information. It syncs to your favorite wearable (including Apple Watch) to allow the most accurate information possible. Want some motivation? You can join a community of more than 40,000 runners. Share your workouts, accept challenges, climb the leader board and even win prizes.

Why we love it

Map My Run is easy to navigate and has all the features and information runners need to stay motivated and improve their workout.

Strava Running and Cycling GPS

Strava Running and Cycling GPS

Strava, Inc.

Strava Running and Cycling GPS

For those who want a running and cycling app with GPS and social training.

Strava Running and Cycling GPS lets you record your activities and compare your performance over time. The app offers activity tracking with distance, speed, and calories burned. You can also participate in monthly challenges and connect with others for some friendly competition. You can even display photos of those intense workouts.

Why we love it

With Strava Running and Cycling GPS, you can compete with friends for added motivation and easily keep track of your performances over time.

RUNNING for weight loss: workout & meal plans

RUNNING for weight loss: workout & meal plans

GRINASYS CORP.

RUNNING for weight loss: workout & meal plans

For those who want a running app to help lose weight.

Running for Weight Loss: workout & meal plans is a great running app created especially for weight loss. The app includes training plans to burn the maximum amount of calories. In addition, you can get and stay motivated with over 1,000 music mixes, get voice encouragement during your activities, and keep a record of your workouts with progress tracking.

Why we love it

If you run to lose weight, Running for Weight Loss is the app for you.

C25K® 5K Trainer FREE (Couch Potato to Running 5K)

It's time to get that lazy butt into shape

C25K® 5K Trainer FREE (Couch Potato to Running 5K)

Voice Coaching

For those who are looking to train up and run 5K marathons.

C25K is a great app for beginner runners. The interface is very simple, and uncluttered. Even though this app is free, it does feature the full program so you can expect to be able to run a 5K in 8 weeks (so long as you stick to the program). So, if you've got 30 minutes a day, 3 days a week, for 8 weeks, why not download this app, press the start button, and get off that couch? This is a fantastic app, but I've got to say, running with an iPad isn't ideal. So unless you're on a treadmill, please keep that in mind.

Why we love it

We are all lazy couch potatoes in some way or form. With C25K, that's going to change. The app provides you with a simple training regime that is manageable and will get you into better shape in no time.

Runmeter GPS - Running, Cycling, Walking, Jogging

Track your runs with this awesome app

Runmeter GPS - Running, Cycling, Walking, Jogging

Running Plans

For those who run, cycle, walk, and jog.

Runmeter gives you everything you need in order to have your iPhone check your progress and use the data in any way you wish. Runmeter keeps track of your time, location, distance, elevation, and speed for running, biking, and skiing. One of the main advantages of Runmeter over other apps in its class is the ability to organize your information in a variety of ways. These include a map, graph, and calendar view organized by routes and activities. Overall, Runmeter is fantastic for the serious runner. It is a Swiss army knife of an app and is highly recommended for those who run, bike, ski, and more.

Why we love it

While the app may not be the prettiest, there is no denying that this is one app that is packed with a ton of information and features. You can pretty much track any activity you want in here, and there are many points of data to be captured.