RunKeeper - GPS Track Run Walk turns your Android phone into an advanced multisport activity monitor. Much more than a pedometer, FitnessKeeper's free app tracks your pace, distance, speed, and training goals. It even helps you create and stick to fitness plans. GPS monitors your route and position accurately and automatically.
Try first: We like the option to try RunKeeper before establishing an account, although an account enables personal logs as well as features such as LiveTracker, plans from real coaches, and friends and social contacts. We could sign up through Google+, Facebook, email, or even our phone's account.
Multi-activity: RunKeeper supports running, walking, cycling, mountain biking, hiking, swimming, rowing, skiing, and many other activities (including a catch-all Other).
GPS tracking: Automatic GPS detection and tracking makes for hands-free setup and location identification.
Tunes: RunKeeper syncs with your music players, including services like Spotify and music apps from Facebook and Twitter. Just tap RunKeeper's music icon to play your tunes while you exercise.
Heart rate monitor: RunKeeper is compatible with heart rate monitors, including a Bluetooth device available at RunKeeper's online store.
Account required: While we have no problem with RunKeeper's free online account, features like route planning should be available to users who don't want an account or prefer local or offline use.
Anyone who ever used an old mechanical or electronic pedometer (or GPS unit) will appreciate RunKeeper - GPS Track Run Walk. The free online account activates truly useful features, and RunKeeper Elite is available if you need more.