Runkeeper vs sports tracker
Lately I have been doing more sport in my daily life than ever before. This is a direct effect from my life style, as if you didn't know I work from home. Doing a daily period of sports, sports is good for my body and sometimes it also clears up my mind. It started by me deciding to go to the swimming pool on a weekly basis. And then I'm in Holland so I decided to bike and try to do it on a daily basis. As I don't really get any pleasure from the biking itself I started using an application on my phone to track down how much I was exercising - and I really have a things for stats (be it what kind of music I like etc ...).
I started using runkeeper as some of my friends where using it. Runkeeper runs on either your iphone or android powered phone and records, your speed and your gps coordinates. So you are able afterwards to look your activity. On top of that when you break a record , they send you an email telling you that you've been the fastest this week or the furthest this month. Runkeeper is based on a fremium model - most of the services are free. But some aren't like :
- Aggregated stats (how much calories did I burn this week).
- Training lessons (ie lessons to achieve something with training.
Was recommended by my cousin, so I decided to give it a try. They offer the same free services and I like them better for the following reasons:
- Gps is detected automatically
- The application as a smoother Users Interface
- The website is more polished
- I can share to facebook
- It's available on iphone, android and Nokia phones