Apps for walking/running

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  1. Teachling

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    What apps are user friendly for walking particularly for the iPhone? I normally use a pedometer device but the one I have is not working so I'm thinking of trying one of the free apps on my phone. Any good ones out there?
     
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    I use MapMyWalk. The basic version is free, and while it runs ads, it's otherwise very good. You can pay to upgrade it to an ad-free version, but I've never felt the need. It's easy to use, the gps feature is very accurate (it even mapped out a loop I made in a convenience store one time), and it's capable of being attached to a heart rate monitor if you'd like. I'd highly recommend it.
     
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    I use runkeeper and intervaltimer.
     
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    I've tried three different ones: MapMyRun, Endomondo, and RunKeeper. The last two were recommended to me, but I use MapMyRun the most. I use the free versions on all of them.
     
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    :agreed:

    I couldn't remember how to use it, so I tried it in Target. It mapped me going up & down aisles!

    I do need to see how to unlink it to fb though. I know I tapped something, somewhere.
     
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    Mmswm, I appreciate the recommendation. I will check it out. Initially, I downloaded Pedometer app which was free. I just gave part of my profile such as height, weight and age as well as my weight goal. It appears to automatically setup my stride(?). Anyways I've used it twice just to get an idea on how far I'm traveling. It seems to work pretty good.
    I'll also checkout some of the others that were suggested. Thank you all!
     
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    I used to use the Nike+ app... then I got married, and wasn't allowed to buy Nike sneakers anymore.
     
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    I also use Map My Walk and love it! I've been using it for over a year and I did spend the 99 cents to upgrade it to an add free version since I got really tired of the ads. :lol: I love it.
     
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    I use Endomondo, the free version, I haven't tried any of the others so I can't offer a comparison, but one feature I do like about Endomondo is that you can change it from walking to cycling, and while it has others as well those are the only two I use.

    I have found the GPS to be decent, but there are times when I look at the map afterwards, it's put me a few meters into the river when I was on the trail next to the river.
     
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    :lol:

    Sorry! This tickled my funny bone.
     

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