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GPS-friendly exercise with Runmeter
  1. Patrick S Tucker,
  2. Thomas M Doering
  1. School of Medical and Applied Sciences, Central Queensland University, Rockhampton, Queensland, Australia
  1. Correspondence to Patrick S Tucker, School of Medical and Applied Sciences, Central Queensland University, Bruce Highway, Building 81, Rockhampton, Queensland 4702, Australia; p.tucker{at}

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Name of the mobile application

Runmeter GPS Pedometer.

Category of the mobile application

Health and fitness.


Requires iOS 7.0 or later.


Free with In-App purchases.

About the app

Runmeter GPS Pedometer is an application designed to help users monitor and record variables related to any type of exercise that may make use of GPS technology such as walking, jogging or cycling. To accomplish this, Runmeter uses the Apple M7 motion coprocessor to collect sensor data from integrated accelerometers, gyroscopes and compasses.

In its free version, Runmeter offers limited but useful features that are similar to the core features one might find in similar apps. Examples of this include GPS-based maps and exercise-related graphs. However, upgrading to the ‘Elite’ version of the app (US$9.99) offers considerably more …

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  • Contributors PST conceived the research idea, undertook the app review, wrote the first draft of the manuscript, edited the manuscript based on coauthor feedback and submitted the manuscript. TMD reviewed the manuscript.

  • Competing interests None declared.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.