Running and walking is a simple, basic activity at first glance. All you have to do is put one foot in front of the other and repeat over and over again until you’ve reached your goal. With the introduction of smartphones, though, that basic exercise has gotten a technological makeover.
Androids, iPhones and other smartphones have revolutionized running and put information such as a runner’s time, distance running, pace, calories burned and heartbeats per minute at their fingertips. Runners and walkers, eager to measure their success by more than just distance and time, have sprinted to download the newest and best apps available. Some are rich with stat tracking and others offer creative ways to entertain runners and walkers, but developers are pacing themselves to create the latest running app hit.
With that in mind, here are five of the most popular smartphone running apps to keep your training sessions in sync with today’s technology.