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Runtastic, Runtastic Pro, and RunKeeper score support for Android Wear

0. phoneArena posted on 03 Jul 2014, 08:08

Yesterday, we told you that the official Android Wear companion app already cleared Google Play. Additionally, Google's app repository now comes with a dedicated section, which comprises a number of curated apps that fully support the new platform. Some of these apps are Google Hangouts, Google Maps, IFTTT, Pinterest, American Airlines, etc...

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posted on 03 Jul 2014, 08:35

1. KillgoreTroutTime (Posts: 433; Member since: 06 Jan 2014)

I am going to really enjoy watching Wear evolve and grow. I think wearable tech, voice commands, and home automation are really going to explode onto the scene in the next couple of years.

posted on 03 Jul 2014, 08:40

2. tech2 (Posts: 3487; Member since: 26 Oct 2012)

Best app for running. PERIOD

I will most likely be running a 10k race next month. Thanks to improvements and feedback from runtastic.

posted on 03 Jul 2014, 09:43

3. bestmvno (Posts: 251; Member since: 07 Mar 2014)

You like runtastic better than runkeeper? What do you like better? I have not used runtastic since it does not allow interval or pace training without buying the pro version.

posted on 03 Jul 2014, 10:11

4. tech2 (Posts: 3487; Member since: 26 Oct 2012)

I haven't really tried runkeeper but here's how I think runtastic is better:

1. Runtastic pro (paid version) offer intervals as you mentioned

2. It even records elevation.

3. You can pre-plan your running route.

4. You get much more detailed analysis online.

5. There are few pre-designed running program by athletes which helps you increase your pace at their website.

I got the pro version off amazon. It was app of the day so free :)) Also what do you mean by pace training ?

posted on 03 Jul 2014, 10:23

5. bestmvno (Posts: 251; Member since: 07 Mar 2014)

Unfortunately I missed that amazon promotion or I'd have that too! Pace training is when you set the app to keep you running at a specified speed. For instance, if you want to run 8 minute miles the app will will remind you every so often that you are ahead or behind that pace (overall) and by how much.

posted on 04 Jul 2014, 04:16

6. tech2 (Posts: 3487; Member since: 26 Oct 2012)

hmmm....that seems a very good feature to have. I'll give runkeeper a go too. Thanks.

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