Runkeeper—GPS Running Tracker

Runkeeper—GPS Running Tracker

By FitnessKeeper, Inc.

  • Category: Health & Fitness
  • Release Date: 2009-01-14
  • Current Version: 8.7
  • Adult Rating: 4+
  • File Size: 149.89 MB
  • Developer: FitnessKeeper, Inc.
  • Compatibility: Requires iOS 10.0 or later.
Score: 4.5
From 59,310 Ratings


Everyone. Every run. Join the community that helps people get out the door and stick with running forever! Track exercise, set goals, sweat, and see progress along the way. Whether you’re working your way up to tracking a 5K goal or deep into marathon training, use the GPS app trusted by 50 million users and counting. REVIEWS - "This multifunctional app has something for everyone, from beginning runners to those training for a marathon, and folks who prefer to hit the road on two wheels” - SELF - "Runkeeper is the granddaddy of running apps; it's one of the oldest and most popular, for plenty of good reasons." - CNET OVERVIEW - Track Workouts - Go for a run, walk, jog, bike, or any activity really. With GPS, you’ll get a clear view of your training in real time. - Set Goals - Have a race, weight, or pace in mind? We can coach you to get there. - Follow a Plan - We have personalized routines to fit into your busy schedule. And helpful reminders, just in case. - Stay Motivated - Join challenges, snag exercise rewards, and share achievements with your friends. - See Progress - This whole running thing works. You track it. We log it. You’ll see the sweat and we’ll show you the numbers to prove it! TOP FEATURES - Apple Watch - Leave your phone at home and still track stats to stay informed and motivated. Named App Store Best of 2015. - Bluetooth Connectivity - Wireless headphones and heart rate monitors make great workout companions. - Fitness Tracker Integration - Sync Pebble, Fitbit, and other styles in seconds. - Running Groups - Create a custom challenge, invite friends, track each other’s progress, and use the chat to cheer each other on. - Audio Cues - Choose from 6 motivating voices that you can customize to relay your pace, distance, and time. - Training Plans - Make major progress by following a plan. We’ll be here for you every step of the way. - Routes - Save, discover, and build new routes with GPS. - Challenges - Stay motivated with exclusive workout experiences and rewards. - Music - Keep moving with the music you love with our Spotify and iTunes integration. - Partner Apps - Connect with other top health apps like Fitbit, MyFitnessPal, and more. - Stopwatch Mode - Easily add indoor cardio (treadmill, cycling) and gym workouts to keep full exercise log all in one place. - Social Sharing - Upload your activities and more with your friends on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. RUNKEEPER GO (premium) - Prescribed Workouts - Get a weekly workout schedule tailored to you. - Progress Insights - See how your runs stack up to each other and get a full view of your fitness journey. - Live Tracking - Whether it’s training day or race day, share your location with family and friends. - Weather Data - Look back the local weather for each tracked activity. *Note: Continued use of GPS running in the background can dramatically decrease battery life. Find the full terms and conditions, and our privacy policy, at and respectively.



  • Great app

    By Bird lubber
    Love the app. It’s great for tracking my daily walks and motivating me to keep Active.
  • Used to be the best

    By EddieV
    I’ve been using Runkeeper for years. Only a short break when I couldn’t get it to play nice with my Apple Watch. Now the “most awesome update for watch” has occurred and I’m probably going back to MapMyRun. First, I use my watch as a remote for my phone when I’m running. I can still do that but I have to start the activity from the phone!!! What kind of remote is that? How am I supposed to run when I’m concentrating on putting my phone back in my belt pack? I don’t have music on my watch so I can’t use it stand-alone. This seems like a pretty silly “feature”. Second, I used to be able to customize the display on my watch. I like to see elapsed time, distance, current pace and average pace. Now I have no customization. I could deal with this if I had the average pace as well as current pace on there. I had to use the app to determine that the pace on the watch is the current. Sometimes that’s how I keep consistent. Although I know some people do, I could care less about my heart rate while I’m running. When I’m doing an interval run the watch pops up stats at the end of each interval. I’d love to shut this off because after the last interval it takes 5 or more seconds before going back to the UI so I can stop the activity. Which adds 5 or more seconds to my activity. Sorry folks but I think you messed this one up.
  • Easy to use

    By SynergySS
    Easy to use and what gets tracked gets watched helps motivate
  • Great but could be perfect

    By dondiego87
    I've been using Runkeeper for 8 years now, and I love it for what it does. The maps seem accurate, and the route planning is excellent. I travel a lot, and it's awesome to be able to plan a route in a new city. I was a paying user for a while, but the free version is still excellent. There are some minor issues, for sure. When on a run, I like to zoom in on the route to make sure I'm going the right way at a trail intersection, but the map often decides to zoom back out to the map overview. I don't like that it uses my GPS (blue bar and direction triangle in status bar) when I'm doing a stopwatch workout. And I wish I could choose a route on the start screen; I never choose Music and don't change my Audio Stats settings almost ever, so having those two on the start screen is a waste of space for me. But the mobile app has always had one baffling design decision that I wish the devs would change their minds about. Specifically: the activity picker sorting is completely bananas. Having running, walking, and cycling as the top options is fine, I guess. They're probably pretty common. But everything else seems to be in a completely random order! I'm sick of having to scroll through a non alphabetised list, looking for elliptical or strength training. I do these multiple times a week! Why have they not replaced walking and cycling (which I haven't tracked in months) in the top listings? Why is strength training below Zumba, Barre, and Crossfit, none of which I have ever done nor will I ever ever do? There are a lot of good options for how to deal with ordering this list, in my order of preference but any would be okay (ideally the user could choose among these) : (1) manually user sorted or let the user choose "Favorites" for the top of the list, (2) most recent, (3) alphabetically. Somehow the designers have chosen the worst possible option, i.e., apparently random sorting. Maybe it's sorted in order of how often RK users track each type, but that makes it useless to almost everybody. Individual users don't distribute their workouts according to the global pattern. A person doing "wheelchair" isn't probably also doing "elliptical," but they're almost right next to each other. Improving the activity picker sorting seems like an easy design win. Please please please make it happen!! Like I said, I'm a loyal user who loves the service and uses it 4-5 times a week. This complaint isn't going to change that! But I'd love to see it fixed.
  • Good app, but horrible Apple Watch support

    By ARobi
    First, I am an occassional runner that runs about 3 times a week for ~30 min each time. I've had this app for a while now and purchased the RunkeeperGo subscription to help motivate myself. I have an Apple Watch generation 2 and an iPhone 6s. I use my phone in a running belt at my back and my watch to track my pace and progress of the run. I used to use RunMeter, but wanted an app that supported the watch better. After using Runkeeper for a while now, I'm not sure if I've found one. Even after the latest update with so called "fixes" the app is still bugged and often fails to function correctly. Pros: * Tracks data that other apps do, nothing missing in terms of functionality * Good data when it works * Nice Apple Watch interface * Good training plans for those that know themselves Cons: * Very buggy Apple Watch support (see below) * Go subscription does not help someone just starting up, you have to know what you want to run Since I got this for my watch, I've been very disappointed in the number of bugs. For a while now they have had a bug that when the run is started from the watch the app never tracks the run (activity is tracked as a 0 mile run with no statistics). I haven't confirmed if this bug is fixed. Even after the last update, I went for a run and started the run on my phone and paused the workout right after it started. The watch app did not show that the it did and when I started it on my watch, it did not resume the phone, but started a new workout. When I finished the run there was no map data, no elevation data, only splits and heart beat, etc. Basically it acted as a Watch only mode workout instead of the watch+phone which I had selected. The update for the watch took a long time and still is not good. If you want an app that supports the Apple Watch well you may want to go to another application as Runkeeper developers seem to be unable to get the watch working correctly.
  • Cancel a Finish

    By Luke Seville
    There should be a confirmation screen if you hit Finish
  • LOVE IT!

    By Bematrish
    I have the free version, and for what I use it for... LOVE it!. Tracks my steps, calories, miles... Perfect for me!
  • Crappy app hugely flawed I iOS 11 camera doesn't work!

    By Bad $
    This app is Majorly flawed and the functions/features are not compatible with iOS 11. They are notorious for this every time there is an update the app is not 100%. Strongly discourage it use!
  • Drops my runs

    By spin addict
    This is the second time the app has stopped a run in the middle. I liked the watch interface, but if it doesn’t stick with me until I’m done, it’s really kinda pointless.
  • Mostly Great

    By Shantastic84
    I love the app and it’s features, but I wish you could edit the type of workout. I accidentally logged 2 runs as walks, and now my mileage tracking for my shoes is all messed up. :(