Runkeeper is a GPS tracker – it tracks movement using your phones in-built GPS; calculating elevation, speed and distance. It even estimates calories burned based on the activity you have preset (running, walking, hiking, cycling etc.). You can also input and track your weight, set goals that you want to achieve as well as interact and compete with your friends who are using the app.
I use Runkeeper mostly for my biking, rollerblading or any hiking treks I do. I love seeing the summary of where I bike (or hike) drawn out on a map, and seeing the graphs of the elevation climb and fall. I also manually log my bootcamp sessions through the app.
It is also a great way to share with family and friends overseas where I have been and what I am up to (through the Runkeeper website). The app also lets you take link photos taken during the activity and plot them on the map.
The number of calories burned doing each activity always interests me. I have used Runkeeper since July 2010 and clocked up over 4,000km.
Runkeeper and Fitbit will sync information and activities – information and analytics can be viewed and used in each app.