Sharing Your Fitness Tracker Data? ‘Pace’ Yourself
- Ernesto Ramirez for KQED Science August 4th, 2015
- Source: http://ww2.kqed.org/futureofyou/2015/08/04/sharing-your-fitness-tracker-data-pace-yourself/
Recently, I laced up my running shoes, connected my bluetooth headphones, turned on my Spotify playlist, and hit “Go Running” on my Runkeeper mobile app. About an hour later, the app notified me that I had run six miles at a decent pace of around eight minutes per mile.
Founded in 2008, Runkeeper is designed to assist individuals who want to track their activities with precision, whether that is walking, running, hiking, or cycling. If you’re moving outdoors, Runkeeper and similar mobile apps, such as Strava or MapMyRun, use your smartphone’s GPS to pinpoint exactly where you are and how fast you’re moving.