Last month’s launch of Apple’s new operating system, iOS7, gave us the opportunity to make the Runkeeper app feel lighter and cleaner, as a way to focus on your data and progress. In fact, the phone even feels lighter while you’re out for a run!*
In case you missed it, here’s another look at the Runkeeper 4.0 edition we launched with when iOS 7 hit the shelves.
Check out that start screen! iOS7 provided a perfect time to dial your first experience in the app up to 11. With the changes, we preserved all of the existing functionality you’ve come to know and love, while tackling some key issues folks tend to run into from time to time. Have you ever:
- Started a run without a good GPS lock and had your stats mess up? By focusing on a map, you can now see where you are on a map before you start, as well as your planned route.
- Tracked a walk, then forgot to switch back “running” and had THE FASTEST WALK OF ALL TIME? We called out activity type in a number of ways, to make it more obvious what you’re about to track. If you want to track your runs as walks, you still can…who are we to judge?
- Wanted to log your past runs but had trouble figuring out where to do that? We made the “log” button much easier to find, and added some quick access to your common activity types right in the menu.
That’s not all, though. We’ve tucked some extra goodies into the training plan experience, which we revamped earlier this summer. Cross training—say yoga or strength workouts—are a big part of any good running program, and now, your training plan reflects that. Those non-running workouts will appear directly in your plan schedule on Runkeeper, and you’ll be able to track those and get credit for them the way you would any running workout.
We’ve also put together a handy step-by-step guide to help you make the most out of this new Runkeeper. Check it out!
All of this makes the most of Apple’s iOS7 operating system (available on iPhone 4 and later), released in September, so be sure you’re running this version to get all of this goodness!
*Technically not factual. We kid.