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The Best 5 Apps for Run Tracking

Tracking apps help your members record all of their fitness data inside and outside the club. Some apps track the general fitness activities such as steps and calories burned, while others go more in depth. There are even apps specifically tailored for members that want to track all of their runs. These apps enable members to connect the out-of-club running workouts to your club through a custom club app that integrates tracking data from both cardio machines and tracking apps.

Main App Features

  • GPS mapping of running route
  • Real-time metrics of distance, calories burned, and pace
  • Share progress with friends through social media

Members That Will love It

Runners that want to be able to plan and map their running route while recording all of their fitness data.

Here are the pros and cons of our top 5 choices:

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Pros

  • Connects with 400+ devices
  • Logs more than 600 types of preloaded exercises
  • Gear tracker sends a notification when sneakers are worn out

Cons

  • Limited ability to enter external workout data
  • Overwhelming amount of information that can confuse first time users
Available for iOS and Android

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Pros

  • Guidance and training to help reach running goals
  • Share runs with friends and family
  • Clean, easy-to-use interface

Cons

  • Inconsistent GPS tracking
Available for iOS and Android

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Pros

  • Multilingual voice feedback
  • Tracks many outdoor activities outside of running
  • Easy module customization

Cons

  • Ad heavy for non-paid version
  • Fee for some features that are included in other free apps
Available for iOS and Android

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Pros

  • Audio updates on mileage, pace, speed and calorie count
  • Training plans for 10K, half marathon and full marathons
  • Find and follow pre-planned routes based on your location

Cons

  • Limited device support
  • GPS inaccuracies
Available for iOS and Android

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Pros

  • Connects with bluetooth heart rate monitors
  • Access large library of sports and activities to track
  • Follow previous or community running routes to compete for best times

Cons

  • Stability issues with training log
  • Location services drain battery even when not using the app

Available for iOS and Android


Learn more about tracking workouts. Check out The Ultimate Guide to Fitness Tracking Apps:tracking-apps-guide

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