Android Fitness GPS Tracking Apps for Running, Walking, Cycling

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2012-07-09 13:27:57
Comparison of various fitness & GPS Tracking apps for Android. Compare MapMyFitness MapMyRun & MapMyRide vs RunKeeper vs Endomondo vs My Tracks vs adidas miCoach vs Sports Tracker vs runtastic vs Noom CardioTrainer vs SmartRunner. Please feel free to contribute and update as necessary. This takes a lot of work and research on my own! Thanks!
MapMyFitness MapMyRun & MapMyRide & MapMyWalkRunKeeperEndomondoMy TracksOruxMapsSports TrackerNoom CardioTrainerSmartRunner
Cost$0$0$0, $3.99 Pro$0Free or $2.62 donation
Subscription FeeFree, or Bronze($6.99)/Silver($11.99)/Gold($19.99) monthly PREMIUM optional subscriptionFree, or Elite for $4.99/mo or $19.99/yr.Free or $6/mo or $39/yr Lounge Member subscription$0$0
Ad free- Yes, for subscribersYes Only advertises Pro versionYes
Websitehttp://www.mapmyfitness.comhttp://runkeeper.comhttp://www.endomondo.comhttp://www.google.com/mobile/mytracks/http://www.oruxmaps.comhttp://www.sports-tracker.com/http://www.noom.com/productshttp://www.smartrunner.com
Video tourhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=IBmjJrgUGdE
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Other PlatformsiPhone, BlackberryiPhone, Windows Phone 7iPhone, BlackBerry, Windows Phone 7, Windows CE, Symbian, JavaNoneiPhone, BlackBerry, Symbian, Windows Mobile, Windows Phone, Bada
NotesHave several apps that do almost exactly the same thing. mapMyRun, mapMyRide, mapMyFitness+, mapMyWalk, mapMyHike, MapMyDOGWALK, etc. It is rather confusing to end users. Website divides up Routes vs Workouts a bit oddly. Cannot see all stats/history for a single event in one place.My Tracks seems good for recording paths, but is not very geared towards the fitness aspect. No calorie stats. It doesn't really have any kid of fitness goals, coaching, training, calendars, etc. Very limited to Android-only. Very detailed control of measurement capture intervals.
Popularity1,000,000 - 5,000,000 installs for MapMyRun Alone. Difficult to track because of all variations of the same app.Seems quite popular with iPhone usersMore popular in Europe than US. 1,000,000 - 5,000,000 installs500,000 - 1,000,000 Installs
Developer HeadquartersAustin, TX, USABoston, MA, USACopenhagen, Denmark & San Francisco, CA, USAGoogle? Open Source Development
In-App Features
Live GPS TrackingYesYesYesYesYes
Live Map ViewYesYesYesYesYes
Nutrition LogYesNoNoNo
Workout Schedule / Training PlanNoYes FitnessClassesNoNo
Keep Screen AliveYes Keep light on up to 120secNoNoNoYes
Screen Orientation Lock- Always VerticalYes Choose between vertical and horizontal (only 90 degrees of options, though)- Always VerticalNo Screen rotates, and there is no lock.
Interval Training- FitnessClasses. Cost per class, discounted for Elite- ProNo
Time GoalsNoYes Activity Countdown Timer Setting- ProNo
Distance GoalsNoNoYesNo
Calorie GoalsNoNo- ProNo
Heart Rate Monitor SupportNoYesYesYes
Cadence Sensor SupportNoNoYesYes
Auto-PauseNoYesYesYes Not a setting, but keeps track of normal and moving stats separately.
Countdown to StartNoNoYesNo
In-App Workout Stats
Imperial UnitsYesYesYesYesYes
Metric UnitsYesYesYesYesYes
Workout HistoryYesYesYes- Keeps track & times, but not really "workout" oriented-
Route HistoryYes Can view mapsYesYesYesYes
Calories BurnedYesYesYesNo
Pace GraphNo- ProNo
Speed GraphNo- ProYesYes
Elevation GraphNo- ProYesYes
Heart Rate GraphNo- ProYesYes
Audio features
Integrated Music PlaylistYesNoYes Through Google PlayNoNo
Announce Elapsed TimeYes Intervals configurable by timeYes Intervals configurable by timeNo
Announce DistanceYes Intervals configurable by distanceYes Intervals configurable by distanceNo
Announce Avg SpeedYesYesNo
Announce Instantaneous SpeedYesYesNo
Announce Avg PaceYesYesNo
Announce Instantaneous PaceYesYesNo
Website Features
Workout HistoryYesYesYes- Show up in Google Docs. No link to route.
Route HistoryYesYesYes- Show up in Google My Places. No link to Maps
Speed GraphYes Yes, under "Workouts", not "Routes"Yes
Pace GraphYes Yes, but under "Workouts", not "Routes"YesYes
Elevation GraphYesYes
Workout Schedule / Training Plan- Premium Only- FitnessClasses, for feeNoNo Unless you count Google Calendar
Draw RoutesYes Very nice interface for drawingYesYes No Snap-to-roadsYes
Edit RoutesYesYesYes
Export RoutesYesYes Under Settings>Profile>ExportYesYes
Export Workout FormatsGPX, KMLGPX for routes, CSV for Workout DataGPX, TCXGPX, KML, CSV, or TCX
Import RoutesYesYesYesYes
Import Route FormatsFIT, GPX, HRM, JSON, TCXGPX or TCXFIT, GPX, TCXKML, KMZ, or GeoRSS
Social Features
Share On FacebookYesYesYesYes
Share on Google+NoNoNoYes
Share on TwitterYesYesNoYes
Live TrackingYes- RunKeeper Live. Requires EliteNo
Friend Activity StreamYesYesYesNo
Compete on a Route- There are races, but not private routesYes "Beat a Friend"No
Add Others' RoutesYesYesYesNo Video shows searching for other routes, but doesn't seem to work
Photo UploadNo
Workout Types
RunningYesYesYes- Lets you record type, but doesn't change behavior
WalkingYes Includes Power Walk, TreadmillYesYes- Lets you record type, but doesn't change behavior
CyclingYes Mountain Bike, Touring Bike, Fixie, CruiserYes Mountain, RoadYes Cycling Transport, Cycling Sport, Mountain Biking- Lets you record type, but doesn't change behavior
HikingYesYesYes- Lets you record type, but doesn't change behavior
Quality
GPS Signal3.0 1 rating4.0 2 ratings0 no rating0 no rating5.0 1 rating0 no rating0 no rating0 no rating
Program Stability5.0 1 rating4.0 3 ratings0 no rating0 no rating4.0 1 rating5.0 1 rating0 no rating0 no rating
Statistic Accuracy4.0 2 ratings3.0 3 ratings0 no rating0 no rating4.0 1 rating4.0 1 rating0 no rating0 no rating
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  • Compare MapMyRun & MapMyRide vs RunKeeper vs Endomondo vs My Tracks vs adidas miCoach vs Sports Tracker vs runtastic vs Noom CardioTrainer vs SmartRunner
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