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12/29/15 8:16 P

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Nike + because it's what I started with and I've racked up too maany miles to switch now.

Interval Run for timing my own intervals and using the preprogrammed training intervals.

FitBit is also going, tracking activity, HR and steps and everything else.

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RACING4ME's Photo RACING4ME Posts: 7,761
11/10/15 1:42 A

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I use mapmyrun, and have for years. I know there are a lot that may be better, but I'm a wee fickle in sticking to what I know:-)

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11/9/15 4:30 P

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I use Nike+ for running and then my Zombies, Run! app tracks running and walking. I like Nike+, but I don't know that I find it terribly useful for anything except being able to have announcements of smaller intervals (quarter or half mile vs just every mile) of distance that I've gone.

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BDTHOM's Photo BDTHOM Posts: 7,736
11/9/15 2:52 P

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For training program app I've liked the BlueFin software apps: Ease into 5K, and now Bridge to 10K. I started using them years ago on an iPod, just doing everything to time.

I always liked MapMyRun. I recently started using RunKeeper intending to sync it to my SparkPeople. Initially I didn't find any other advantage to RunKeeper and was annoyed by the constant push to upgrade to a $10 a month charge. As I use it more I'm getting comfortable with it. I finally found where it gives me elevation information. I like that! The elevation chart tells my why that last trail run kicked my butt.

This weekend I found my long-misplaced Garmin. Yeah! I prefer it on longer hikes and bike rides- 10 plus miles. GPS apps eat up the battery.

Edited by: BDTHOM at: 11/9/2015 (16:52)
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11/9/15 12:40 P

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I have far too many but find myself mostly using the Runkeeper (as it syncs to Spark fitness) and the C25.

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11/9/15 12:37 P

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I have used so many apps! I used MapMyRun for a long time and found that it was inconsistent and fairly inaccurate when compared against my Garmin. I tried RunKeeper but had the same problem. It was accurate to a point, but at longer distances it got less and less accurate, up to a half-mile discrepancy at 10+ mile distances! I used the Weather Channel Running App for awhile but it was so bare bones that I didn't love it. I really liked that it showed you down-to-the-minute weather forecasts though. And since I run in Alaska, I relish the opportunity to prove what a bad-ass I am, running in truly horrific weather.

I used Strava and liked it the best, because it was the most accurate at longer distances and the interface wasn't too obnoxious. But it stunk at trail running. It once seized up a mile into a 12 mile run and I was basically lost after that. I ended up coming home like an hour later than I planned to because I didn't know how far I'd gone.

Now I have a Garmin Vivoactive and exclusively use the Garmin Connect app. It doesn't give voice feedback, which I actually really enjoy. It's so easy to use and nice to look at, and I enjoy the social features. It also tracks swimming and biking, which is great when you start doing triathlons.

Sorry to go on and on, but I've tried A LOT of apps. The accuracy doesn't really matter until you run your first half or full marathon. Then every little bit counts!

Edited by: AIMLESS_AM at: 11/9/2015 (12:38)
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11/9/15 11:19 A

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I have been using runkeeper for years and love it.





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11/9/15 11:02 A

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What apps do you use if any?

I've been using Nike+ running for a while but it doesn't seem to like my phone's GPS so I've started using Runkeeper. Wondering what other apps people use.

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