Watch app needs some work 3/5
I’m not a huge fan of the recent update. You can no longer (that I’ve found) customize the data displayed on the watch face during activities. And if you want audio cues, you can’t actually start the run from your watch (you have to use the phone now). This defeats the purpose of HAVING a smart watch to do stuff IMO.
Would like more music integration options as well (pandora, amazon music etc). Subscription cost is too high for what you get as well.
Audio for Apple Watch 4/5
By DJ Spank
I have been using the Runkeeper app on my phone for years and I love it. I recently got the Apple Watch and really have not been able to use it because I need my audio cues is that coming????
Issues with Voice GPS & Pace Info 3/5
I’m using the free version, and have noticed over the past 6 months that the voice is way off on my stats. It will tell me my pace is much faster and the distance is further than the visual stats displayed by the app. I was hoping it would go away (or somehow voice & visual would re-synch after updated or phone restarts), but it remains a lingering issue that is very frustrating. I otherwise enjoy this app.
By Golf Club!
I use it for walking & cycling.
I love this app! 5/5
I love this app!
From bad to great 5/5
Had some problems getting setup, but once support contacted me and got it fixed, Runkeeper works great. From 1 Star to 5 Stars
By Kiko Orellana
We love it
Use this almost daily. 4/5
The free version is pretty great. I don’t usually have any issues with tracking. The stats are great and I love singing my workouts ranked so that I can try to hit my highest records. It can be a bit buggy though. Audio stats still come on as I’m running despite turning the setting to off. It also posts to Facebook when I hit “skip” on the share screen.
I love the ability to change the voice updates and the practicability of the app.
Great app 5/5
By Bird lubber
Love the app. It’s great for tracking my daily walks and motivating me to keep
Used to be the best 1/5
I’ve been using Runkeeper for years. Only a short break when I couldn’t get it to play nice with my Apple Watch. Now the “most awesome update for watch” has occurred and I’m probably going back to MapMyRun. First, I use my watch as a remote for my phone when I’m running. I can still do that but I have to start the activity from the phone!!! What kind of remote is that? How am I supposed to run when I’m concentrating on putting my phone back in my belt pack? I don’t have music on my watch so I can’t use it stand-alone. This seems like a pretty silly “feature”.
Second, I used to be able to customize the display on my watch. I like to see elapsed time, distance, current pace and average pace. Now I have no customization. I could deal with this if I had the average pace as well as current pace on there. I had to use the app to determine that the pace on the watch is the current. Sometimes that’s how I keep consistent. Although I know some people do, I could care less about my heart rate while I’m running.
When I’m doing an interval run the watch pops up stats at the end of each interval. I’d love to shut this off because after the last interval it takes 5 or more seconds before going back to the UI so I can stop the activity. Which adds 5 or more seconds to my activity.
Sorry folks but I think you messed this one up.
Easy to use 5/5
Easy to use and what gets tracked gets watched helps motivate
Great but could be perfect 4/5
I've been using Runkeeper for 8 years now, and I love it for what it does. The maps seem accurate, and the route planning is excellent. I travel a lot, and it's awesome to be able to plan a route in a new city. I was a paying user for a while, but the free version is still excellent.
There are some minor issues, for sure. When on a run, I like to zoom in on the route to make sure I'm going the right way at a trail intersection, but the map often decides to zoom back out to the map overview. I don't like that it uses my GPS (blue bar and direction triangle in status bar) when I'm doing a stopwatch workout. And I wish I could choose a route on the start screen; I never choose Music and don't change my Audio Stats settings almost ever, so having those two on the start screen is a waste of space for me.
But the mobile app has always had one baffling design decision that I wish the devs would change their minds about. Specifically: the activity picker sorting is completely bananas. Having running, walking, and cycling as the top options is fine, I guess. They're probably pretty common. But everything else seems to be in a completely random order! I'm sick of having to scroll through a non alphabetised list, looking for elliptical or strength training. I do these multiple times a week! Why have they not replaced walking and cycling (which I haven't tracked in months) in the top listings? Why is strength training below Zumba, Barre, and Crossfit, none of which I have ever done nor will I ever ever do? There are a lot of good options for how to deal with ordering this list, in my order of preference but any would be okay (ideally the user could choose among these) : (1) manually user sorted or let the user choose "Favorites" for the top of the list, (2) most recent, (3) alphabetically. Somehow the designers have chosen the worst possible option, i.e., apparently random sorting. Maybe it's sorted in order of how often RK users track each type, but that makes it useless to almost everybody. Individual users don't distribute their workouts according to the global pattern. A person doing "wheelchair" isn't probably also doing "elliptical," but they're almost right next to each other.
Improving the activity picker sorting seems like an easy design win. Please please please make it happen!!
Like I said, I'm a loyal user who loves the service and uses it 4-5 times a week. This complaint isn't going to change that! But I'd love to see it fixed.
Good app, but horrible Apple Watch support 2/5
First, I am an occassional runner that runs about 3 times a week for ~30 min each time. I've had this app for a while now and purchased the RunkeeperGo subscription to help motivate myself. I have an Apple Watch generation 2 and an iPhone 6s. I use my phone in a running belt at my back and my watch to track my pace and progress of the run.
I used to use RunMeter, but wanted an app that supported the watch better. After using Runkeeper for a while now, I'm not sure if I've found one. Even after the latest update with so called "fixes" the app is still bugged and often fails to function correctly.
* Tracks data that other apps do, nothing missing in terms of functionality
* Good data when it works
* Nice Apple Watch interface
* Good training plans for those that know themselves
* Very buggy Apple Watch support (see below)
* Go subscription does not help someone just starting up, you have to know what you want to run
Since I got this for my watch, I've been very disappointed in the number of bugs. For a while now they have had a bug that when the run is started from the watch the app never tracks the run (activity is tracked as a 0 mile run with no statistics). I haven't confirmed if this bug is fixed. Even after the last update, I went for a run and started the run on my phone and paused the workout right after it started. The watch app did not show that the it did and when I started it on my watch, it did not resume the phone, but started a new workout. When I finished the run there was no map data, no elevation data, only splits and heart beat, etc. Basically it acted as a Watch only mode workout instead of the watch+phone which I had selected.
The update for the watch took a long time and still is not good. If you want an app that supports the Apple Watch well you may want to go to another application as Runkeeper developers seem to be unable to get the watch working correctly.
Cancel a Finish 4/5
By Luke Seville
There should be a confirmation screen if you hit Finish
LOVE IT! 4/5
I have the free version, and for what I use it for... LOVE it!. Tracks my steps, calories, miles... Perfect for me!
Crappy app hugely flawed I iOS 11 camera doesn't work! 1/5
By Bad $
This app is Majorly flawed and the functions/features are not compatible with iOS 11.
They are notorious for this every time there is an update the app is not 100%.
Strongly discourage it use!
Drops my runs 2/5
By spin addict
This is the second time the app has stopped a run in the middle. I liked the watch interface, but if it doesn’t stick with me until I’m done, it’s really kinda pointless.
Mostly Great 4/5
I love the app and it’s features, but I wish you could edit the type of workout. I accidentally logged 2 runs as walks, and now my mileage tracking for my shoes is all messed up. :(
My go to running app! 4/5
Great interface, and I’m very happy since going pro and using the weekly custom training schedules.
Watch app is still missing some integration with training, but basic tracking works really well and it’s so nice to track my runs without carrying a phone.
Login required 1/5
Requires login (email or Facebook) before you can do anything. Screw that.
By Looking For A Beagle
Love it and the paid version is so worth it!!
Back to running 5/5
By Fergie-Ferg 95
Great app to use after injury time off from running
Great for a levels 4/5
I l❤️ Runkeeper. I have been using it for years and it was my to app when I was training for a half marathon. It helped me stay motivated and showed my progress. I love that I can look back and see where I am compared to where I was when I started.
Nice App to use 5/5
By JT TOP SALES
I use this app every morning for workouts. It has different variations of workouts you can use, and stays current with what other apps are doing. Take a chance and not be disappointed.
Free app 5/5
Very easy to use and accurate
Great app 5/5
Much better, but... 4/5
I've increased my rating to 4 stars. The GPS accuracy is MUCH better and finer with my Series 2 Apple Watch, but why no elevation metrics? The interface with larger font is much easier to read while running, and I love seeing my history in the watch. (It would be nice to rotate through distance, pace, and heart rate simply by tapping the middle of the screen.)
My only big complaint now is split accuracy. When I calculate my average split over four miles, it is significantly lower than any of the individual split times that the app shows me. Fix that and you get 5 stars, developers! Great job so far! You can do it!
Can’t sign up! 2/5
I was excited to use this app with Spotify running playlists, but I can’t even sign up.
I can’t sign up with Facebook because of an error.
I can’t sign up through email because I can never get past the loading screen.
Help or fix please.
Bugs disabled it... 3/5
I used to think it was a great ap. When it was working - 5 stars. Now it freezes six seconds into my work out and you cannot see the timer move or the distance. I can’t use it at all.
I continue to use Runkeeper for now, though I have left the Pebble since they went belly up. It normally works okay, but it does have trouble with the Apple Watch. Today when I was checking the stats on a walk, it restarted the time, but not the distance. Wish I could walk 1:30 miles!
Great app 5/5
Simple to use and to the point
Love it 5/5
I’m using the free version and based on my that I love my app
Works great. 5/5
Gives me the feedback I need to know if I’m improving.
Great app 5/5
Great app. Easy to use. Tracks pace, distance, and time. Also uses GPS to track your route.
WARNING about running apps!! Prefer it to stratva 5/5
This is the best running app, in my opinion! I like how it will chime in and tell me the distance or time as I see fit.
WARNING: On ANY running app make your profile PRIVATE
I stopped using stratva when I received a follower of a bogus profile that promised to show where to find hot girls running. I didn't realize that anyone could simply follow me and see when and where I'm running. Even after I made myself private this person could still follow me. I found it majorly creepy, and switched to runkeeper, which turned out to be better anyway. I made my profile PRIVATE on day 1!
Great app 5/5
I am using the free version and I am giving the app 5 stars not knowing how great is the full version ... but so far is a good running application very accurate
Inaccurate, makes a great freezer 1/5
I downloaded the free app because my spouse did so I figured we'd bike together and have great data to use. I ride much more frequently than her and for the first week and a half it was mediocre. Frequently pauses even though I'm not stopped causing inaccurate data although it also pauses when my ride does so auto pause seems to work. I'm sure nobody wants random pause enabled but there's no way to disable that. Somehow it calculates calories burned without any data. No matter if I bring a 50 pound trailer or have my dog pulling me or ride 3 miles or 5 miles it always says about 300 calories burned. This just can't be accurate. Now, my phone is just freezing and I'm loosing home button functionality when I try to stop the trip. Luckily I'm able to turn off my phone and that allows it to function properly again. But again that is not a fantastic feature. So basically between the random pausing, inaccurate calorie counter, and the freezing this app is trash. I can't possibly imagine someone would want to buy this. If you're considering this app and you've read this far I've heard Strava works well so I'm gonna go try that now.
Amazing app! 5/5
The app keeps on getting better! The integration with Apple Watch is pretty amazing. The revamp of the UI for the Me section is exactly what I was hoping for. I have been a subscriber for 2 years and the subscription is totally worth it! Keep up the outstanding work!!
My favorite app - formerly 3/5
This is the best use of a smartphone I know of. For anyone who runs, walks, bikes or does any activity that involves moving around outside this app was perfect. I have used it for a long time now and wouldn't know what to do without it! Get it. You won't regret it.
This app just keeps getting better and better. Well as an update it is getting worse. The problems arise with Apple Watch. Runkeeper doesn’t play well with others and because I have had reliability issues with it I always run at least one other tracker. The latest update took away some Watch functionality and my experience has been a frustrating tendency to freeze the app on Watch when using the phone to track.
I would ordinarily go to support about this but the support site says I can’t post there despite my many years of loyal use and formerly great reviews. Runkeeper has some serious work to do to get me trusting it again. It remains to be seen if they are listening or care. Right now I cannot recommend it.
Great App 5/5
By John Feehan 332
I love the app. It’s awesome to see splits and changes in elevation
Update killed functionality on my iPhone 2/5
I’ve used the free version of this app for 5+ years. My needs are few - just keep track of my runs, which I transfer later into Excel. There must have been a recent update because now I must make an account to view my past runs. Trouble is, making an account fails every time! Now my runs are lost. Sad!
Mostly reliable GPS performance 4/5
After playing with the app a few times, the GPS is working better. I had problems with GPS performance after the most recent update but the app worked fine today for the first time since I updated. Fingers crossed that the troubles with this app are in the past.
It is great!!!!!! 5/5
Helps me a lot tracking my exercise experience outdoors!!!!! Sync perfectly with my fitbit. Could be improved but Im happy...
I use the free version 5/5
And it suits me fine. Glad I found it
Super Plans! 5/5
Been using this app for years. It has the best plans and coaching while running. If you’re looking for an app to track your progress and help keep you motivated look no further!
This blows Nike app away! 5/5
I used to try to use the Nike app but it was extremely glitchy and my iTunes had a hard time working with it. Runkeeper is flawless!
Great app 5/5
Love this app, been using this for about 7 years now.
Made Me a better runner! 5/5
By Kelly from Canada
This free app is awesome! Let’s me keep in touch with my fellow runners and friends while keeping track of myself!
DOUBLE MILES IN THE TWILIGHT ZONE 4/5
By art in the park
Wow! I used to walk 1.5 miles, but now this same route is almost 3 miles after the recent update. I don’t think the earth is expanding and contracting as if I were in the Twilight Zone. Perhaps this excellent app has a GPS connection glitch? Please fix, as I’m tempted to eat ice cream when I see the extra calories in my nutrition app. 😂