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5/19/13 11:54 A

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Tim - I found out about Runkeeper in January when MapMyRun tried to pull a fast one on its customers - it changed its pricing model from three paid levels to one but didn't bother to inform it's customers about the change. After the people at MMR realized that I wasn't falling for the nonsense they were pulling, my basic entry level subscription was renewed. However, that will be the last time. I won't even use MMR's free subscription. Runkeeper is just as good.

What I find really annoying is that it appears that members overwhelmingly DON'T like the Fitness Tracker and mileage tracker changes but Spark People isn't listening. I can understand if a few people don't like it but when the comments are overwhelmingly negative I would hope that something could be done.

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5/17/13 11:11 P

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Runkeeper. It does an excellent job on you iPhone or your Google phone.

Start by doing what is necessary, then do what is possible and suddenly you will be doing the impossible -- St Francis of Assisi

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5/17/13 11:14 A

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I use Garmin Connect as well. I didn't know there as a new food tracker.



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5/17/13 10:21 A

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I'm just going to quit using the mileage tracker. I keep all my workouts in garminconnect, so I don't really need it. It was just an extra measure of accountability.

She woke up one morning and threw away all her excuses...
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SALTYCHOCOLATE's Photo SALTYCHOCOLATE Posts: 9,388
5/17/13 10:09 A

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What I find interesting is that while we now can use only the new Fitness Tracker, we're still able to use either the new or the old food tracker. Now there's a case in which I like the new one.
Anyway, I really do wish that SP would listen to the Sparkers; probably 95% or more of the people who commented on Spark Guy's blog about the new fitness tracker don't like it at all.

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SALTYCHOCOLATE's Photo SALTYCHOCOLATE Posts: 9,388
5/17/13 10:06 A

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I totally agree Jeri. The old mileage tracker was far better. There are A LOT of sparkers who don't like the new FItness tracker in its entirety. For a while we were able to use either the new one or the old one; I stayed with the old one because I much preferred it. Then all of a sudden everyone was switched to the new one without any notice. I didn't care for that at all.

Hey, I know SP always wants to make things better, but when resources are limited I think the improvements should be left to things that need improving. The fitness tracker was not one of them.

Respect life.

An attitude of gratitude can wipe away bad thoughts anytime.
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JERIBERI1's Photo JERIBERI1 Posts: 10,137
5/17/13 7:56 A

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I wish they'd put it back the way it was. I can't find the actual tracker to correct my mileage if I make an error while inputting it. What's up with that?? They should have left well enough alone.

She woke up one morning and threw away all her excuses...
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CURRENT PRs:
3K: 16:28
5K: 27:13
10K: 58:10
HM: 2:14:00
MAR: 5:54:00
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UPCOMING RACES:
Aug 9, 2014: Oly Distance AG National Championships
Sep 7, 2014: Sprint Tri
Oct 12, 2014: Iron Horse Half Marathon
Nov 1, 2014: Monumental Marathon
May 16, 2015: Horse Capital Marathon
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