A good running app installed on your smartphone can help you get more out of a run than just doing some exercise. A running app can use your device’s built-in sensors to track your running speed, calories burned, distance traveled, or even map out your route as you run. Here is a list of top ten best running apps for 2020.
1. Adidas Running (iOS, Android: Free)
Adidas Running, formerly named Runtastic, is one of the best running apps. It is the perfect choice for those who need an all-in-one tool that can map your exercise and keep tabs on various running metrics.
Adidas Running will measure your speed, distance, and times, at the same time providing customized voice coaching as well as cheers to help motivate you. A configurable dashboard also helps you track the info that is important to you. In addition, community features, goals, and challenges can provide you with more motivation.
Adidas Running is free for iOS and Android devices, but it also offers a premium subscription that includes training plans, interval training, route planning, and more.
2. Strava Running and Cycling (iOS, Android: Free)
Strava Running and Cycling is one of the top running trackers. This app also adds to the usual run-tracking recipe with some competitive and gamified features. It records your distance traveled, running speed, course and time taken for both useful metrics and tracking. In addition, it provides users with leaderboards, challenges and achievements to motivate you more.
In addition to Wear OS devices and Apple Watch, Strava also supports various running trackers.
3. Runkeeper (iOS, Android: Free)
Runkeeper is a perennial favorite among runners. This app uses your phone’s GPS to track your running, hiking, cycling, and other distance activities. It records your distance, pace, calories burned, total exercise time, and other metrics, as well as delivers a variety of training plans.
Runkeeper also cooperates with different smartwatches and fitness devices, including the Apple Watch and Wear OS devices.