Best Mobile Apps for Running

Singapore’s running scene has been on the rise. Almost every week there are running events here and there, giving each runner, whether a local or a tourist, a tour of the city as well as the trails. Or maybe you’re not a diehard runner and you just want to run to keep your body (and lungs) in shape? Here are the best running apps, as per experience, which could help you hone your running skills.

Runtastic GPS Running App
The Runtastic GPS Running App is one of the basic running apps out there. This was the first app that I used when I was still starting my healthy lifestyle. Yes, it was user-friendly, not much confusing icons whatsoever, pretty basic. It’s also a multi-sport app since it does not only record your run but also your cycling activities. It’s also compatible with Apple Watch and Android Wear. So if you want to start on that running lifestyle you’ve been putting off for months now and you want an app to record your activities, this is the right one for you.

Freelectics Running
On a personal note, I swear my life on this app. This not only records my long distance run, but this also helped me step up my cardio game, made me lose tons of weight, and enhanced my endurance and stamina as a dragon boat paddler. This app also trains you to become a better runner, whether you have to do short distance or long distance races.

The app has different training plans for each need. The free version has 4 workout plans, though you need to subscribe to unlock all workouts and have a personalized training plan. And the cool thing here? Each workout is named after Egyptian Gods and Goddesses, and every after your workout, you’ll hear your “coach” say “Great job, Athlete!” Now, who doesn’t want that?

Strava Running and Cycling GPS
After how many years of being an on-and-off athlete, I have found a home in Strava. What I like about this app is that you can categorize your run into three: you can tag it as a long run, a race, or a workout. Also, you can push your limits by signing up for their monthly running or cycling challenges. The app, being a social media app too, can also detect Strava-registered clubs in your area where you can join if you wish.

Now, the fun part: you can gain trophies if you break your records, you can add your shoes and bike in your “Gears”, it’s a multi-sport app, and you can connect it to any GPS multi-sport watches, cycling devices, and activity trackers! I even discovered that you can connect your Garmin watch to the app, and that’s a plus! The only downside here is, the app would crash if you’re using an Android phone, so I just use my iPhone during my runs.

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