Runkeeper app

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PRODUCT HIGHLIGHTS

  • Asics’ app for tracking and improving your running 
  • Available as both Free Runkeeper and Premium Runkeeper Go

 

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Pros & Cons

What we like ...
  • Free and subscription plans available
  • Audio cues available
  • Goal-setting tools
  • Both indoor and outdoor tracking
What needs improvement ...
  • Training plans only available with Runkeeper Go
  • Android users experience glitches and crashing on longer runs
  • Apple users struggling with pairing Apple Watch

Product Summary

Runkeeper is an Asics-owned run tracking and training app. Runkeeper offers both a free tier and a premium membership, Runkeeper Go, for $9.99 per month or $39.99 per year. Runkeeper pairs with your Apple Watch, Fitbit, or Garmin and also syncs with other apps like MyFitnessPal. The app has a variety of community features; you can find your friends, create or join a running group, participate in challenges and find virtual or real-life races within the app. The free tier of Runkeeper allows you to track your runs and will give audio cues like pace and distance throughout the run.

These audio cues can also be turned off if you’d rather focus on your run and music. The app will also work with the music app of your choice to play music while you run. There are also some audio guided workouts available to help coach you through your run. 

If you upgrade to Runkeeper Go you will gain access to a full library of audio guided workouts You will also unlock a variety of training plans such as: 5K, 10K, and marathon. There are also custom training plans to help you achieve your personal running goals. You will also get access to a variety of statistics to see how you are progressing. Runkeeper Go has a live tracking feature, so you can share your current run with friends or family for safety and support. 

Users really enjoy using Runkeeper. They found it simple and easy to use. They also thought the audio guidance was cheerful and encouraging. Users did complain that the pause function is slow to respond. Apple users have reported glitchiness and difficulty tracking when syncing with their Apple Watches. Android users have also experienced the app crashing when using it on long runs. 

Specs

Activities

Run

Training plans

K, 10K, half-marathon, marathon, 5-mile, 10-mile with premium subscription

Free option

Yes

Subscription

$9.99/month or $39.99/year

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      Summary

      Runkeeper is a solid and easy to use run-tracking app regardless of experience level. The upgraded Runkeeper Go provides additional features like custom training plans and live tracking.