You may know the ASICS Runkeeper app as simply a workout tracker, but the app also has lots of fun bells and whistles beyond the tracking experience. Try some of them out today!
On the Start tab in the app, tap on the Workout cell and from there you can detail your next run. Tap on Beginner Workouts to select one of six pre-created exercises, create a workout based on distance/duration/pace, or tap Custom to create your own intervals. On the Custom screen, there are three pre-made interval workouts to choose from if you need inspiration. You can also name your workout, choose how many times an interval repeats as well as the distance, length of time, speed of the interval, and add a warm-up or cool down. Be sure to save it so you can select the workout again in the future!
2. Goal completion confetti
One of the best parts of tracking a goal in the app? When you reach the metaphorical finish line! We love celebrating your accomplishments with you, which is why we’ve sprinkled some confetti on your Completion screen. Consider it your very own celebratory party–and you don’t have to clean up the confetti: win-win!
3. Goal Coach notifications for Runkeeper Go users (iOS only)
For Runkeeper Go™ users with weight loss goals, Goal Coach will send you a notification after you’ve burned a certain amount of calories reminding you to log your weight. For total distance goals, Goal Coach will send you a notification at the end of the week letting you know if you’re trending ahead or behind, or whether your projected goal completion date has changed based on your tripping.
4. Track different activity types
“Run” is in our name, but you can select from a variety of GPS and indoor activity types in the Runkeeper app–from walking, cycling, hiking, skating, rowing, to yoga pilates, spinning, barre, boxing, and much more! There are nearly 30 different activity types to choose from. Click here to learn how to how to add cross-training activities or manually log workouts in the app.
5. Tagging friends on a workout
If you run with a buddy/buddies and they also have a Runkeeper account, you can tag them in the app! On the Save screen, tap “More Details,” then “I ran with…” to select friends. You can do this after you save as well, so no worries if you forget.
6. Auto pause
Tired of having to stop and open the app to pause whenever you hit that traffic light? With Auto Pause, the Runkeeper apps knows when you’ve stopped moving and will pause your trip automatically. Just go to your Settings to turn it on before you start your workout.
7. Adjusting audio cues
Head over to your Settings and select what stats you want to hear and how often. Did you know that you can choose from multiple voices to deliver your audio cues?
8. Night mode
After starting your workout, tap into your Settings where you can toggle Night Mode on or off.
9. Countdown timer
Also in your Settings, Countdown Timer is a handy feature for when you need to give yourself a few moments before you start a workout.
10. Change Activity Map viewability
After you’ve stopped your activity, tap “Maps Viewable By” to change who can see your map. Just in case you weren’t exactly proud of running through your neighbor’s lawn.
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Updated December 2021. Stay tuned for more info on new Runkeeper features!