Running apps have many useful features such as pre-programmed routes, audio coaching, the ability to communicate with other runners, organize competitions and personal training plans. In addition, they provide handy graphs and charts to track your progress.
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All kinds of activities are available on MapMyRun. From running to climbing. There is a real-time workout where your friends will see your run, but it’s only available in the paid version.
The function of recording the route traveled, with the ability to view the distance, time and other parameters is available for free.
There is an audio trainer that will sound the distance traveled, total time, pace, speed, and calories. As a voice for voice acting, a speech synthesizer built into the system from Google is used, so there is support for the Russian language.
You can create your own training plan or choose from recommended ones based on your preferences and previous runs, but this is only available on the paid plan, which costs 22$ per year or 5 rubles per month.
For fans of statistics, it is possible to connect additional devices, for example, “smart shoes” from Under Armor, watches from Garmin, Suunto, and others, as well as a heart rate monitor.
Of the social features, there are only individual user profiles and their runs. There are no interest groups or city groups.
This is the most popular running app, and most likely you know about it, but now it is not available for installation in Russia from Google Play. But you can install via APK file.
When starting a workout, you can choose a sport. In addition to running, there is football, skiing, skating, surfing, hiking and much more. After the workout is completed, the run map, distance, average pace, time in motion, climb and maximum altitude will be displayed. Tempo analysis is only available in the paid version.
There is a “beacon” function to share your location during training with three close people (they do not need to install the application). There is also a similar Live feature, with which all your subscribers can follow your performance right during your workout. But this feature is only available in the paid version.
There are groups. You can create group tasks, subscribe or join available tasks, which are mostly created by the application itself. There is also a “Clubs” section. If you go into it, then you will immediately be shown available clubs nearby. And among the members of the club you can see the rating by the number of distances covered. It will be difficult to compete with the top 10. In my case, for a club of 300 cyclists, the weekly distance at first place was 472 km.
A 30-day trial subscription is available. The paid subscription costs 52 USD per year.
Various sports are available in the application, such as running, basketball, skiing, cycling and others. You can also select your workout goal: distance, time, or calories. Integration with Garmin, Polar, Suunto and other GPS watches is supported, as well as the ability to connect a heart rate monitor and set heart rate zones.
The free version of the app has an English voice coach that will inform you about your workout metrics such as distance, speed, pace and more. Unfortunately, only English is available.
Inside the application there is a community, challenges and virtual competitions. You can also find people nearby to follow and follow their itineraries, as well as create your own groups. In addition, the app has a Live Run feature that allows your followers to see your geolocation and performance until you complete your workout.
In Zeopoxa Run, you can select either a core workout or set a workout goal in terms of distance, duration, or speed. During the race, you can track all these indicators. In order not to get the phone every time, you can activate the audio trainer. It will announce distance, speed, pace, time and calories. After completing a workout, more detailed statistics, including graphs, will be available to you.
There is a section with records, which displays the longest distance and the longest duration. The other “Full” section provides general statistics, including total training duration, number of training sessions, total distance, calories, average speed, and average pace. All functionality is free. There are no paid subscriptions.
The history of all workouts can be exported to a CSV file. It will contain the date of all workouts, the start and end of the workout, distance, duration, calories, average and maximum speed, pace, altitude, etc. Only 23 parameters – lovers of statistics will love it.
Available for Android.