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Runkeeper: a complete app for monitoring outdoor sports
  1. A Martinez-Nicolas1,2,
  2. A Muntaner-Mas1,3,
  3. F B Ortega1,4
  1. 1Department of Physical Education and Sports, Faculty of Sport Sciences, PROFITH ‘PROmoting FITness and Health through physical activity’ Research Group, University of Granada, Granada, Spain
  2. 2Department of Physiology, Faculty of Biology, Chronobiology Research Group, University of Murcia, Murcia, Spain
  3. 3GICAFE ‘Physical Activity and Exercise Sciences Research Group’ Research Group, University of Balearic Islands, Balearic Islands, Spain
  4. 4Department of Biosciences and Nutrition at NOVUM, Karolinska Institutet, Huddinge, Sweden
  1. Correspondence to Dr A Martinez-Nicolas, Department of Physiology, Faculty of Biology, Chronobiology Research Group, University of Murcia, 30100, Murcia, Spain; antilas{at}um.es

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Name of the mobile application

Runkeeper.

Category of the mobile application

Android: health and wellness; iOS: health and fitness.

Platform

Android, iOS.

Cost

Free/premium (€29.01/year, US$39.99/year).

About the app

Runkeeper is an app designed to log several outdoor sports by Global Positioning System (GPS), such as running, walking, skiing or skating (figure 1A). The track of the training obtained from GPS is plotted on a map from Google Maps (figure 1B). This app is able to record all the basic data: duration, distance, speed (eg, km/hour, total and by splits), pace (min/1 km) and elevation. Pace and elevation are continuously monitored and plotted to know the exact value at any moment of …

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