I have used runtastic and Daily Mile and of course there is Garmin, but what mobile applications besides these are most popular for running and/or fitness and why? I'm looking to see what other features are out there that I don't have.

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    Voted as off-topic as running for recreational and fitness purposes is off-topic for this site and should be asked in F&N. Running questions must specifically relate to competitive running. Feb 8, 2012 at 21:29
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    Voted to close as not constructive since questions of type "What is the best..." typically yield subjective answers and a long discussion instead of a definitive answer. Feb 8, 2012 at 22:28
  • @Dmitry but it's not asking for the best. It's asking for the most popular, which has an objective response. Although there are multiple ways to measure popularity (user count, average satisfaction rating, average word-of-mouth recommendations) answers can be grounded in facts and references.
    – corsiKa
    Feb 8, 2012 at 22:44
  • @glowcoder I can see where you are coming from and I tried arguing this before but most of the time questions like this turn into a mess unfortunately. Feb 8, 2012 at 23:53
  • @MarcusSwope You seem to imply that for competitive sports - here running - you will not be using these applications? Is that really true? I expect many to use their mobile devices instead of a dedicated device such as Garmin. Or? I vote to re-open. Feb 9, 2012 at 9:25

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There's the Nike+ iPod/iPhone app, which according to Nike:

Nike+ has 5 million users.

There are a number of Nike shoes that contain the requisite sensor/chip, and some third parties, such as Polar, have provided accessories that work with the Nike system.

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    There's also a Nike+ GPS app which doesn't require an external sensor.
    – pjmorse
    Feb 9, 2012 at 2:14
  • You don't need to have Nike+ specific shoes now either, both Marware (big fan of theirs) and SwitchEasy make accessories that can fit with any shoe.
    – cchana
    Mar 29, 2012 at 10:38
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    The Nike+ app is great, but still is a very bad choice, because the day you will need to ski or bike you will have to find another app. Jan 10, 2014 at 11:08

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