Technological innovations of the 21st century have helped us better organize our daily routines. On top of that, people of today are more aware of their health, and they try to keep a lifestyle that’s full of physical activities. Despite people loving to watch their favorite athletes, sports and even the best Irish Grand National runners (if you’re into horse racing, for example), no one can deny the importance of the physical activity. When you put the two together, you get plenty of health-related gadgets and technological innovations that help us improve our physical activity routines.
In this article, we will focus on mobile apps that are specifically designed for jogging. There are dozens of them that you can download for free, so choosing the right one might be a bit overwhelming, especially if you’ve never used them before. That’s why we decided to list only the top four jogging apps of 2019, and you can decide for yourself which one to use. Here we go!
Strava is still one of the most popular apps for runners and cyclists. It monitors your performance over time and allows you to have an insight into your personal records. Everything is recorded — speed, distance run, pace, elevation, and even burned calories.
Strava is a great social app since you can easily share your performance on multiple SM accounts like Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter. You can also add friends to the app and have an insight into their running activity, so you can compare results with them.
RunKeeper is another fantastic app that lets you make progress with your jogging. You can set goals and complete them, after which you will get exercise rewards. RunKeeper does what almost all running apps do — it measures distance, pace, and speed. But what’s important is that the app is very accurate, so you can make sure that you are getting the right results.
Apart from running, RunKeeper can be used for other activities as well, like cycling and walking. You will always be able to access a detailed history of your performance and see how your progress unfolds.
Runtastic is a free running app that does everything a running app should, with the addition of some unique features. On top of measuring your performance and tracking distance, speed, pace, and calories, it also has a built-in personal trainer which can set goals for you.
Runtastic will also give you accurate information about the weather forecast, enabling you to organize your run sessions better. It also comes with a music player where you can upload your favorite tracks that will keep you motivated during your session. You can also create leaderboards and compete against your friends.
With MapMyRun, you can challenge yourself with hundreds of different workouts for running, gym training, cycling, walking, and more. The recorded performance comes with audio feedback and tells you about the covered distance, route, pace, elevation, and other details.
What’s great about MapMyRun is that it has a Gear Tracked feature that lets you know when it’s time to change your running shoes. The app is also compatible with a lot of other running gadgets like Fitbit, Apple Watch, Google Fit, and others.