Not everyone wants to fork out money for a fitness tracking accessory, and one of the best alternatives is your smartphone. In fact, before fitness tracking accessories caught on with the general public, most relied on their smartphones and some fitness apps. The fitness apps track your speed and movement but the problem is, not many want to bring along their smartphone when they go for a run (especially if their phone is a large Note 3). Others may find incoming texts, calls and emails a distraction to their workout. Here are two popular apps.
One of the very first running apps to appear on a smartphone, RunKeeper is a GPS-based app that has been refined since its release. It provides information about your pace, distance covered as well as calories burned within a simple and fuss-free interface.
If you're bored of the usual running app, Zombies, Run! offers a more unique experience by casting you as a zombie apocalypse survivor who has to run away from zombies while collecting supplies for your base.