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Matt Perkins On Softonic since October 2009

Matt Perkins
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"Best Free App For Walkers And Runners"

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  • usability10
  • Stability8
  • Installation10
  • Functionality9
  • Appearance9

RunKeeper is the best free app if you want to track how many miles you walked/ran as well as the speed you ran. It was originall released only for iPhone (shocking how Softonic has RunKeeper for Android listed and reviewed before iPhone's version that came out first). There are a few different walking GPS apps for Android out there but no walking/running app is better than RunKeeper.

The downside is sometimes it doesn't instantly count how far you have walked/ran. If your GPS doesn't work right then your not going to get accurate readings. Sometimes it will also take awhile to count your calories burned which can make it seem even more inaccurate with calories than it is.

Overall I have found RunKeeper a rather effective app for iPhone but usually only used it for clocking my MPH which I average about 3 MPH walking at a normal pace. As for calorie burning goes, people don't realize how many calories they can burn per minute. Of course the heavier you are and the faster you run/walk the more calories you will burn. Age, Height and Gender are other determining factors. People will look at an app that says they burned 100 calories in 30 minutes and think it's inaccurate because they don't believe it is possible. I can tell you from experience that I burn over 3 calories a minute when I walk. Some will burn more, and some will burn less. It's not RunKeeper that tells me this either. It's from personal experience.

Note: The iPhone version needs to be added. Also for anyone who is trying to lose weight like me (better late then never, huh?) you should download LoseIt if your using iPhone which will adjust everything based on your daily weigh-in. If you use Android then you should go with FatSecret. With FatSecret you have to adjust you have to keep updating it if you want accurate readings. It's a little more of a pain than LoseIt but it's the best Android has to offer.

Pros
  • Logs How Fast You Run/Walk
  • Tells You The Distance You Have Ran
  • Allows You To Save Activities (At Least iPhone Version Does)
Cons
  • Some Question The Accuracy Of Calories Burned
  • Can Take Time To Start Up
  • Can Take Awhile To Update Calories And Distance

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