Favourite Mobile App
What type of user to you think would enjoy this app?
This app is made for people who are interested in tracking their exercise, specifically running, walking, or jogging outside. It would also appeal to those looking to start exercising, as the training features are the top in-app purchases on the app stores.
Favourite thing about RunKeeper
My favourite feature is the periodic verbal updates. I often run for an hour at a time, and always listen to audiobooks when I am running. As I get lost in my stories, I love that RunKeeper chimes in periodically to update me on my pace, distance, and time. I usually run different routes each time, randomly running up and down side streets, making it difficult to keep track of distance or how long I’ve been running, so RunKeeper helps keep me on track.
Are there any improvements that could be made to RunKeeper?
Strangely, my biggest pet peeve is actually the periodic updates. Because I’m listening to an audiobook, the verbal updates in my headphones are distracting from the story. I wish RunKeeper would double or triple the speed at which it speaks its updates. I would also love updates every 10 or 15 minutes instead of every 5 minutes.