People have increasingly been using their smartphones for many other things other than for receiving and answering calls. Many apps are now available to make smartphones acquire added functionality. The health and fitness sector is one of those areas where smartphone apps have quite an interesting and helpful function for smartphone users. Apps like the RunKeeper for Android users is especially a unique way to use your smartphone other than just for calling or going online.
The RunKeeper Android app can help you keep track and monitor your health and fitness if you are an avid jogger or biker. It helps keep track of your daily runs, especially the distance you travelled. The app can also keep track of your pace, total exercise time, calories burned and other useful fitness metrics. It basically uses your smartphone’s GPS capabilities to do all these and more. Other features of the app include allowing you t take and tag pictures along the way. It also allows you to upload and follow popular running routes in your area.
Aside from measuring your progress, you can also use the data collected by the RunKeeper app to sync with various other fitness apps and services and devices. You can sync your Polar Heart Rate Monitor to the app to keep track of your heart rate going through your fitness activities. The app provides you with audio updates while you workout so you do not need to check it out now and again to keep track of your activity stats. The app also works in conjunction with the MyFitnessPal calorie tracking app as well as Fitbit and Garmin fitness devices as well as Withings WiFi weighing scales. The RunKeeper Android app is available for free download at Google Play.
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