1 Nov 2011
I have been a fan of Runkeeper ever since it was a little Runkeeper and honestly it’s hard not to be with all the great things that Jason and the Crew are putting into one of the best free mobile fitness tracking apps out there lately. With the latest release, Runkeeper now delivers auto pause, heart rate zones and improved performance and stability.
With auto pause, RunKeeper will automatically pause tracking when you stop moving. So when you stop at a red light or stop to tie your shoe aka look at the good looking girl across the street, Runkeeper will automatically pause your run and when you start moving again tracking automatically resumes. In addition to auto pause, the new update provides support for a variety of heart rate monitors that allow you to check out heart rate zone visuals and monitor your heart rate during your workout with audio cues so the app will can actually tell you when you are slacking during your run.
For you Android users out there, you also get some new features that iOS folks have enjoyed for a while such as photos and the workout countdown timer. In case you want to make your runs a bit more memorable with a photo, Runkeeper allows you to snag photos during your activity with the camera on your phone in the RunKeeper app. These photos then show up in your FitnessFeed and on your activity page at the correct marker along your route on Runkeeper.com. For the full list of updates, check out the Runkeeper’s blog update here.