With the shear volume of apps available, you will likely be able to find a free app that will work just fine. So, no paid apps here. Also, I like the idea of being able to share your fitness achievements, regardless of how big or small they are, with other individuals. I believe, the additional support of fellow users helps keep you motivated and helps keep you on track with your goals. So, with that being said, apps need to be on multiple mobile platforms and be able to post to social media. And lastly, its important to be able to track anything from a bike ride, to a canoe trip, to a fitness run.
Here's what we found: At around 30 million users each, these three apps seem to be outpacing much of the competition. RunKeeper, Endomondo, and Runtastic all are feature-rich apps that enable GPS tracking, distance, speed monitoring, caloric output, and activity history. You can use them just for running or in multiple other sports, including cycling, hiking, skiing, and swimming. Once your workout is complete, the data can be synced to your account on their websites to keep track of your vital stats. And, if you want to stir up a little competition between friends? Post your results to Facebook and Twitter! Or create a course, event, or competition online to challenge others in your area.
I'm sure there are other apps out there that likely perform just as well as these three, but 100,000,000 users seem to have established the front runners.
"It is health that is real wealth, not gold and silver." Mahatma Gandhi