Runmeter is the most advanced application for runners. Built for iPhone, iPad,
Apple Watch, and iCloud, it makes your iPhone a powerful fitness computer —
with maps, graphs, splits, intervals, laps, announcements, zones, training plans
and more. • Obsessively complete — Wired • Records...
Best running app out there
I’ve been a Garmin guy for the past 15+ years but decided to see if I could switch to my Apple watch and be as happy. I tried a bunch of apps but didn’t find one that I liked better than my Garmin until this one. It does EVERYTHING and then some. My favorite feature is one that surprisingly few apps offer, the ability to compete against your previous times on a rout (ghost runner feature). This is something Garmin has always had and I’m glad to see in incorporated into this app. The only thing lacking is the ability to use it as a stand alone. Currently you have to take your phone along for the ride. I don’t have a problem with this, it fits nicely into my running belt, but I know others do.
Useless without Elite Upgrade
I've been a runmeter user since 2013 or earlier. I upgraded to Elite in 2014 when it was a reasonable $ 4.99. Then, in 2017 I STILL upgraded to Elite when the priced doubled to $9.99. It's actually a great app, but without the Elite upgrade, it's pretty useless (to me, anyway). Here's why. I went for my first outside run in 2018 and didn't notice my Elite upgrade expired last week. I spent about 20 minutes trying to figure out what was wrong with my heart rate chest strap. It turns out you need ELITE to measure your heart rate. You're kidding right..? Nope. How about just measure your steps..? Still need Elite. I didn't take the time to detail everything you lose without ELITE but for me, if a running app can't track my heart rate or at least steps, I'll just switch back to my fitness band or use a HR watch with my chest strap.
Inaccurate to a fault
I don’t know why no one else has mentioned this yet, but the pace measurements are all over the map (literally and figuratively) in this app. I’ve been using this for a while and I’ve observed the following behaviors on a number of occasions: 1. It often stalls out and stops registering any change in time or distance 2. When it is working it often reports inaccurate information. For example, on a slight downgrade of a hill it reported that I was running a 5:30 pace, then on an equally slight upgrade it reported I was running a 10:00 pace. My pace was actually about the same on both hills. I’m not that fast, and I’m not that slow. At one point during my run it reported that my pace was 0:00 for about a quarter of a mile, at which point I turned it off and uninstalled it.
Good app, but persistent issue with Music
I’ve used the app for years, and while I really enjoy it, it seems to have a persistent issue with the iphone music app. The Runmeter will usually stop working correctly if one starts fiddling around with the music app during a run. I have, in the past, notified the developer of the issue. They did respond quickly and request data from my phone to help them identify the issue. The did acknowledge an issue after reviewing that data. However, they requested further data/access from my phone that I was not comfortable sharing, nor did I have the incentive to get into a project with them. So the problem persists. Having said that, everything else about Runmeter is pretty good
Watch App That Wont Work With Out The Phone Along For The Ride.
I had high hopes for this App as I have used a version of it various times through the years. That being said I got this App and upgraded to the elite. I thought it was going to be great until I went on my first run and was dumbfounded as to why my stats would not appear on my watch. I then quickly realized that like before in the past you had to find some way to lug your phone around with you to make this App work. Needless to say I was very disappointed. What is the point of making this App for the Apple Watch if it can't work independently??? Can the developers please get on untethering this App because it has some super legit features I just don't want to carry my phone.
Please adapt this app to be able to function in airplane mode (AM)! Winter is coming and our phone battery energy gets zapped within a few short minutes because of the cold. Also, for the fact that people forget or don't have time to charge their phone before or after they go out to run, allowing the gps to effectively work on AM would be a huge convenience. I love this app BUT since the Nike running app uses this feature, I'll be using that app until this app gets up to date. :)
Love and hate
I still love this app on the iPhone for the customizations but hate that it’s still not stand alone on the watch. It also, for whatever reason, has a problem with consistency on connectivity with the iPhone. I have my iPhone in my arm band on my left side and the watch on my right wrist and I get the no connectivity symbol often when running. Sometimes it just stops working completely with the app. Got to get with the program on stand alone with the watch. Until then I’m switching to Runkeeper who actually has a stand alone app for the watch.
The combination of superb engineering and refined software is incredible for this app. Well worth every penny and more. The power features are kindly enabled with a subscription so the initial cost can be kept low. The level of customization and flexibility to customize this app is far greater than i could ever use as a hiker, runner and cyclist. It complements Apple’s native apps and works incredible well with the watch. The developer and user support is also exceptionally good.
Runmeter is the most advanced running app. But if you do anything with your phone or watch other than Runmeter you’ll have some problems. If you like music on your runs, fahgetaboutit. It just doesn’t work as intended nor ever consistently. Simply put, I’ve been working with Runmeter for 6 years now. Two years ago I gave up exclusive use and stopped depending on my running mates to forward me their workouts for correction. It just never really worked. Since growing up and getting a Garmin device, I can at least use that and still use Runmeter to compare. I like that Elite will log weather data. But when your running app doesn’t do anything but the tertiary Wx logs, it isn’t really a “run meter” at all. I’d say 4 years of hard work to make this thing work is enough. If you just run and just use your phone to run Runmeter, *maybe* your mileage will vary. Good luck. You’ve been warned.
Seriously the best
For an iPhone user there is nothing better (can't speak to Watch usage). The UI is very intuitive but also highly customizable. Lots of data if you want it, and easy to analyze your race visually or share with friends via online explorer. Distance measurement appears to be dead-on whether I compare to Google Maps or an officially-measured road race course. Uploads to Strava are seamless. Love that you can track the mileage on your shoes!
Wrecked My Marriage
I’ve written several Runmeter reviews over the past six years saying that Runmeter threatened my marriage. Its comprehensive information, intuitive interface, accurate reading and slick presentation practically forced me out of the house every day just to fill my RM running log. It lifted me through five Marathons. Finally, my wife had it. She thinks I live to feed RM - and she might be right. This week she tossed me. Anyone with an empty couch in NYC, please write. This is serious.
Update: I have tried twice to contact support and the emails have bounced back. Very frustrating. It has a ton of features that it’s impossible to know them all and a bit complicated to figure out. One of the biggest features that I liked no longer works. It used to post to Facebook when I was on a run and then read me all the likes and comments during the run. This helped get me through half marathon training and my first race in 2017. Now, I’m 2019, I’m training again and it no longer works. Might have to go find some other app.
Great App - Just needs to be freed from phone
I love this app on my iPhone. I just wish I could use it on my Apple Watch 3 without carryover no my phone along. I would love an app that allows me to set up a workout on my phone, upload the planned workout to my watch, then run the workout with just the watch, leaving the phone at home and sync the data back to the phone when I’m done. When you can give me that I’ll have 5 stars waiting😁.
Great overall, needs stand alone use for Apple Watch
I started jogging and running again after recovering from a previous running injury. LOVE this app overall, just wish it had stand alone functionality for Apple Watch. I like to leave my phone behind when I run, but I’ve been taking it because it gives great statistics. The pacing feature has helped me improve my 5k times and currently using to train for half marathons.
Flakey with iwatch
You will have to have some paitence to make it work with iwatch. There are sequence of operation issues. I had to uninstall three times before I got it to work and not crash my watch I have been using elite for over a year now. I have had my Iwatch replaced three times for various issues such as failed touch screen. If you want an accurate heart rate monitor look somewhere else. If you want something that every once in awhile tells you An accurate heart rate after pushing a bunch of buttons and resetting things for the first couple of miles , then this is your device!
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Yes. Runmeter Running & Cycling GPS is quiet safe to use but use with caution. This is based on our NLP (Natural language processing) analysis of over 735 User Reviews sourced from the Appstore and the appstore cumulative rating of 4.5/5 . Justuseapp Safety Score for Runmeter Running & Cycling GPS Is 33.7/100.
Yes. Runmeter Running & Cycling GPS is legit, but not 100% legit to us. This conclusion was arrived at by running over 735 Runmeter Running & Cycling GPS User Reviews through our NLP machine learning process to determine if users believe the app is legitimate or not. Based on this, Justuseapp Legitimacy Score for Runmeter Running & Cycling GPS Is 33.7/100.
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