Runners App??

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  1. papaskispartan
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    Hey All,

    I am fitness buff about to try out for my first marathon. I normally dont use my Droid for an MP3 player (ipod Touch), but currently use the Droid as my wife is due in a few weeks, and I need her to be able to get a hold of me while I am on my runs.

    My question, is there a good running app that tracks how far I run?

    Thanks in advance

    Papaskispartan
     
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    I've been using Cardio Trainer. Works well for me. Hope this helps
     
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    http://www.androlib.com/android.application.net-softrace-android-app-zxpp.aspx

    I have softrace. It tracks other sports like biking as well as running. It also lets you race against other users times from around the world. I haven't used it yet but I plan to.

    This is going to sound bad but I use Nike+ with my iPod touch and then I listen to Last.fm with my Droid. It sucks having to run with two devices but I'm addicted to Nike+ and I don't want to listen to my own music.
     
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    My Tracks has done the job
     
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    I have been using Endomondo to train, Keeps track of the path you ran, times, distance. It also audible tells you when you have completed a mile
     
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    First off, congratulations on trying out for your first marathon. Remember the training is the hardest part. Really the marthon is the easiest. There are a number of good apps as other posts have indicated. I'm in the process of finishing up alpha and ready to test beta version of a unique fitness/runners application, and am looking for droid user's to test it out. Eventually, it will be a pay type service app but it covers a very unique market spectrum, that goes beyond just logging your runs/or bike rides. Not to give too much details because of NDA if your interested in beta testing it you can pm me.
     
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    I agree. MyTracks is an app made by Google, it tracks you (you just say start and stop), and records speed, distance, elevation and similar statistics. It also allows the export of the track data to GMZ or KML files if you wish to use your tracking info in some other software, as well as can upload to Google Maps.

    Personally, though, I find it uncomfortable to run with my Droid, usually. I don't have an armband and it's pretty bulky to hold, but I've put it in a jacket pocket when it's a bit colder and I go running and that's worked out really well.

    Same deal for biking. Or anything that involves moving, really.
     
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    SportPal is a great app, and the developers seem very dedicated to making it better with each release.
     
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    If you are going to train with your Droid (which I highly suggest! It has really helped me), then I suggest using an armband and bluetooth headphones. Trust me, wired headphones SUCK for running. I HIGHLY recommend the following:

    Belkin Dual-fit Armband for iPhone
    Motorola Bluetooth Headphones

    There really is no armband for the Droid. The ones that say they are, do not fit it well (they are made for several different phones). I've noticed that the iPhone (not iPod Touch mind you) armbands fit the best. This one in particular has done me well, and it's very comfortable. The headphones are also great as they are comfortable, go around the back (earbuds just plain blow for running), and include a microphone so if your wife needs to get a hold of you, you can talk to her while running.

    As for apps, I enjoyed RunStar, but they haven't updated it in a while. It just isn't as feature rich as others.
     
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    I do Cardio Trainer because I walk and use the phone like a pedometer and use it to figure out calories burned. The MyTracks is better for determining speed and elevation changes because it shows you on a graph. I am not sure yet about export as I am still working on that.

    I have also tried SatSportsLog but that app crashed my droid when I tried to look at the satellite veiw of my route. Also have tried Journey Tracker but to me that didn't seem to have enough features.

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    Also, if you keep your droid in your pocket you may find that the GPS doesn't get your location as accurate as when it would be on your arm or in your hand. On some walks I have it in my pocket and the GPS shows me zig zagging around. Not normally a big deal but the zig zags add to the milage I supposedly did. My last walk the programs computed I walked at 4mph, which is insane. lol
     
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    You can also check out an app call "buddy runner" it does a lot of the stuff already mentioned and also facebook posting and twitter posting. Also has audio feedback during workout. Just another option. Plus it's FREE. It's been out since the tmobile g1 and has had numerous updates so it's probably a little more polished than some apps.
     
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    Runner v1.61 Application for Android | Health

    this is the only app i've used but it works great. gps tracking is extremely accurate, even maps me crossing streets. works great in the background while running music apps. it records your course so you can measure distance, speed, and even averages. a really nice feature is being able to watch your run on a google map. it tells you your speed at any given location throughout your run. great if you're hitting walls and trying to adjust your pace accordingly to increase speed and decrease time.

    a few people mentioned my tracks, ill have to check that one out too.

    hey papaski, where are you running your marathon and are you going for leisure or to compete? a lot of times they won't let you use devices if you compete. and good luck by the way, the best i've done is a half marathon. i think my knees would explode if i did a full one :p
     
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    I've found that armbands for the 30 or 80 GB Zune work well for the Droid. I'm also using the Motorolla Bluetooth headphones and LOVE them.
     
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    armband for the droid?

    Big Red - can you post a picture of your Droid in the belkin Armband? interested in this product...if it fits.

    - John M.
     
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