RunKeeper gets a great upgrade

RunKeeper, my favourite iPhone app for keeping track of my running, got a major update recently.

Amongst the changes is Auto Pause, which as it name suggests, pauses the timer when you stop. This is a great feature that I’ve wanted for a while. My house is roughly between a major park with a 5 kilometre circuit and the beach. When I run to the park, I need to cross a few streets with traffic lights and it’s always been a pain to pull the iPhone out of the pouch, unlock it, hit pause, wait, then hit resume. A few times I’ve tapped the wrong button and ended my run partly into it. Auto Pause solves that problem.

RunKeeper’s Health Graph

Rip Empson on TechCrunch:

All the while, the startup has quietly been building a “correlation engine”, because simply aggregating fitness and health data from a few devices wasn’t enough — RunKeeper users had been clamoring for a way to make sense of all the data integration from third parties.

This is great news. I’ve used RunKeeper to track my runs for a long time and love it. It’s an iPhone app that used the built in GPS to track your distance and pace while letting you choose a playlist to keep you pumped. Definitely recommended.