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Online Personal Workout Tracker

Published 04/24/2012 and rated Ratingstars5 5 out of 5 stars
by Shel Gatto
What can you use the app for?

RunKeeper is a fitness tracking tool that incorporates fun social elements. Users can set up a profile and begin monitoring their daily fitness progress. Fitness reports let the user know how they are doing and how close to their goals they are. Users can connect with friends through Facebook and search for other RunKeeper users. Fitness Classes are offered and let users participate with other RunKeeper users. Classes are developed by expert coaches and help users refine their fitness plan. Uses can also race one another. Public routes for running and walking can be searched as well. Users can choose activity type, location and route distance to refine results. A collection of activity apps is listed on the site as well. User can discover apps that track sleeping, nutrition, exercise and strength.

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What is the history and popularity of the app?

RunKeeper was introduced in 2011 by FitnessKeeper. The application was designed to give users a better way to track their fitness goals and make better progress. Many users praised RunKeeper for its many handy features and convenient mobile access. Some found that while the application was extremely useful, it could sometimes be discouraging as they were trying to meet fitness goals. Of course the same information could be disheartening regardless of the source until the user begins to show significant improvement. RunKeeper has a lot to offer anyone with ambitious fitness goals.

What are the differences to other apps?

RunKeeper has compiled a number of helpful tools that many fitness-focused individuals can appreciate. It isn’t just a diet application or strictly a workout tracker. Users can discover a whole list of suggested tools that track sleep, nutrition, strength and activity. The application is made more appealing by the social elements that let users interact through races and fitness classes. RunKeeper provides everything most users need to work towards their fitness goals.

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How does the web app look and feel to use?

RunKeeper looks as good as it sounds. The application favors dark blue and black against a white background. These low key colors don’t slow the momentum of the application, which uses modern shading and smooth buttons to create a user friendly environment. The profile dashboard is clean and easy to navigate. Users learn about each feature quickly and with minimal effort. RunKeeper gives the user an upbeat space to work on their physical wellbeing.

How does the registration process work?

A new user can join the RunKeeper community by filling out the form found along the right side of the homepage. The form requires an email address and password. The user is next asked to connect to Facebook. This step can be skipped by clicking the blue “do this later” link in the lower, right corner. The user is automatically logged in and can access their dashboard and all available features.

What does it cost to use the application?

RunKeeper invites all users to sign up for free. An Elite subscription is offered for $4.99 per month or $19.99 per year. Elite users receive live activity broadcasting, advanced reports and discounted fitness classes. A store link on is also available on the site. The RunKeeper online shop sells branded merchandise and fitness-related products. The user can make purchases, but is not required to do so to keep their free account active.

Who would you recommend the application to?

RunKeeper is a great tool for anyone who wants to focus on bettering their bodies. The application includes a number of smaller tools that can help users eat, sleep and workout more effectively. Users can track their progress and connect with others who are also trying to improve their physical status. RunKeeper is easy to learn and, best of all, provides free access to its features to all users.

  • Sign up and connect to an existing Facebook account
  • Track daily exercise activity in one place
  • View fitness reports to monitor progress
  • Connect to friends for support and encouragement
  • Participate in races through the application

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RunKeeper pricing

FREE - Permanently free version
Cheapest plan (per month) : $4.99

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