Top iPhone Running Apps
Discover the best running apps for the iPhone in this group test from About.com. Learn more about iPhone GPS apps and how they can help improve your next run.
Great GPS Cycling Apps for the iPhone
Using any of these cycling apps, you can turn your iPhone into a GPS tool for tracking your time, distance, and speed -- and they're a heck of a lot cheaper than a dedicated cycling computer. The best cycling apps also include helpful features like iPod support, Facebook and Twitter integration, and reporting graphs.
RunKeeper Pro iPhone App Review
RunKeeper Pro ($9.99) is one of the most popular fitness downloads for the iPhone, and it’s easily the best running app available. By using the iPhone’s built-in GPS, RunKeeper Pro can track your pace, distance, time, and calories for each run. It's easy to use and very accurate, making it a must-download for any serious runner.
iMapMyRun+ iPhone App Review
iMapMyRun+ is one of many iPhone apps that uses the phone’s built-in GPS to track your runs. While it has a number of things going for it, iMapMyRun+ is a little more finicky than other running apps we’ve tested. The numbers on the interface could be larger to make it easier to read while running.
Runner iPhone App Review
iPhone running apps like Runner are one option for tracking your pace and distance while you work out. These apps can be a good option if you don’t want to spend hundreds of dollars on a GPS running watch, but they have their own limitations as well.
Runmeter GPS iPhone App Review
Runmeter GPS is an excellent iPhone running app that tracks your pace and distance. It also has a host of extra features, including Twitter and Facebook integration, customizable voice prompts, and an automatic email program that sends alerts to your friends or family when you're done running.
iFitness iPhone App Review
iFitness is one of many iPhone fitness apps that can help you build muscle or drop pounds. Thanks to its extensive database of strength-training exercises, this is one app that deserves a spot on your iPhone.
OutFront iPhone GPS App Review
OutFront is a GPS iPhone app that tracks your time, distance, and pace for a variety of outdoor activities, including running, cycling, sailing, and many others. Since I’m a runner, I put the OutFront app to the test to see how it stacks up against favorites like RunMeter or RunKeeper Pro.
Adidas miCoach iPhone App Review
Running apps, which use the iPhone’s GPS to track your runs, are popping up all over the iTunes app store. You’ll pay between $5 and $10 for the best running apps, which is why I was eager to test out the Adidas miCoach app. Is this free app a good budget alternative to RunMeter or RunKeeper Pro?
Nike+ GPS iPhone App Review
The Nike+ GPS app faces a lot of competition from excellent running apps like Runmeter GPS or RunKeeper Pro. Nike+ costs significantly less than these apps, so I put it to the test to see how Nike+ stacks up against the leading running apps.
C25K iPhone App Review
The C25K app is a great choice for new runners, as it combines an easy-to-follow beginner’s plan with GPS tracking capabilities. Although there are a few downsides to the GPS tracking, C25K is an easy-to-use app that will have you running a 5K in nine weeks.
Endomondo Sports Tracker iPhone App Review
The Endomondo Sports Tracker is a free GPS-assisted iPhone app designed to track your running, cycling, or hiking workouts. You can really use Endomondo for any type of outdoor workout, but I tested it for running to determine how it stacks up against my favorite iPhone running apps.
Gazelle GPS Workout Tracker App Review
The Gazelle GPS Workout Tracker app takes ease of use to a new level with an incredibly simple interface that anyone can figure out. We put the Gazelle GPS app to the test against other popular iPhone running apps.