Our selection of the best apps for running

Here is a selection of our favorite apps to run with your smartphone, keep your motivation and track your sport.
Credit: Andrew Tanglao
With the ability to follow our tracks and read music or podcasts, the smartphone is often the perfect companion for the runner. Here is our selection of the best apps to accompany you during your sport sessions.
Note that you can also pair these applications with one of those to fully resume a sporting activity, without necessarily being a race.
Free apps to track your activity
There are many apps on the Google Play Store to track its activities. We propose here those which are, according to us, the best of the market. They all offer to track your activity for free using the GPS of your smartphone. Paid versions exist, often with a subscription, to go further and unlock additional functions.
Strava, Runtastic, Runkeeper and Nike +
                        Strava is an application dedicated to the monitoring of sports activities such as running, swimming or cycling. It allows for easy …
                        3 reasons to download this application
                        Simple interface to take in hand
                                                                Full tracking of sports activities
                                                                Compatible with many devices and accessories
                        Jogging, running, walking, hiking, biking, skiing … Register and share all your sports activities on Runtastic. Speed,…
                        3 reasons to download this application
                        Training follow-up for many sports
                                                                Consult your statistics and your evolution
                                                                Challenge your friends and share your results
                        RunKeeper turns your smartphone into a personal pocket coach. The app offers to track your sports activities using …
                        3 reasons to download this application
                        Detailed statistics
                                                                Share his exploits with his friends
                                                                Giant ecosystem of apps and compatible devices
                        Nike + Run Club is an application developed by the sports equipment manufacturer, which allows you to follow your jogging and your races for …
                        3 reasons to download this application
                        Save your run sessions and check your stats
                                                                Earn trophies and reach goals
                                                                Compete against your friends and motivate yourself
Play a game
The gamification of an activity uses game mechanics, with rewards for increasing motivation and turning what can be a chore into pleasure. In this game, Running Heroes does well by offering to earn rewards if you complete goals. For its part, Zombies, Run takes the principle literally by plunging you into a world virtually invaded by zombies. It will run to survive!
Running Heroes and Zombies, Run!
                        Running Heroes combines with your favorite race tracking app (Runtastic, Strava, Google Fit, etc.) to transform your business …
                        3 reasons to download this application
                        Compatible with many applications
                                                                Great rewards after the sport
                                                                A community ready to help
                        When we are pursued by zombies, we are still more motivated to run! From this idea was born the application Zombies, …
                        3 reasons to download this application
                        Turn a chore into play!
                                                                Immerse yourself in the apocalypse of zombies!
                                                                Plan races with own playlists
Accompanying an accessory
To better track your progress during your sports sessions, you can turn to accessories dedicated to sports, such as an activity tracker. They will allow you to follow the evolution of your heart rate, but also to monitor your activity closely, the simple daily walk on your journey to work or your other more intense exercises. Note that a connected watch can also offer similar features.
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