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If you run pretty frequently, then chances are you are probably utilizing some type of device to track your running stats and routes. Some runners enjoy using their watches while others prefer an app for their phone. There are a few popular running apps out there so it may seem a little overwhelming especially if you are just starting out.
That’s why I was excited to learn about the RunGo App! The app offers some great features that make it stand out against the other running apps. Here are a few reasons why you should download the RunGo App today!
It’s free! – You can enjoy many of the great benefits of RunGO with the free version, but if you upgrade to the premium version you also get premium verified routes, ability to export GPX, and interval training & live tracking (both with IOS only). You can also create groups on the desktop as well. It’s also compatible with the Apple Watch Series 2, so you could leave your iPhone behind!
Plan your routes! – Are you a planner? Do you like to plan? If you answered yes, then RunGO is for you! You can easily create your own routes either on your desktop or mobile device! Then you can save it and share it with your running club or friends! You can plan out your route, miles, itinerary, etc. each week! Then save your stats to keep track of your training. It’s especially helpful if you are meeting up with others – then there’s no guessing about where the run starts and ends.
I live in a small community in Japan, so unfortunately there weren’t any pre-planned routes in my area. But it was SUPER easy to create my own!
It’s also easy to share your run as well as customize the settings within the app!
Voice Navigation! – My fave thing about the app is the turn-by-turn directions! Since I live in a new area and I’m still learning my way around, I really appreciated the guided directions (i.e. “turn left in 300 ft”). But I had more fun just running and creating my routes! The app even worked fine through the thick forestry of Japan!
Share the Love! – I really enjoyed finding beauty and interesting spots along my routes so that I could share these fun things with fellow runners! You can easily add pics into your saved routes!
I even discovered some hills that would be great for a little hill training on a future run!
There is one thing I didn’t like about the app – and that was the “auto-pause” feature. There was a delay when it stopped and started which threw off my pace and distance. It may not be a big deal to some people, but I like my stats to be pretty accurate so that I know how I’m progressing. Fortunately, the feature can easily be turned off…you would just need to manually pause and start your runs.
Another bummer is that it seems to offer more perks for IOS users. I have an iPhone myself, but I know many runners that you use Androids and I feel like they may miss out on some of the premium benefits.
Overall, I really liked this app! The routes are surprisingly easy to make! I think it’s especially great for running groups and travelling! Have you ever been on a trip and wondered where you could run? RunGo app is perfect for this! The app has thousands of routes already loaded and if there isn’t one near you, then create your own! Not just for yourself, but to help out runners that might be running in that area in the future!
If you still aren’t convinced or just need some visual guidance, check out this RunGo App video! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tjWQontKSc8&feature=youtu.be
And join me on #Bibchat on Twitter on October 31st at 6pm PST to learn more about the app and hear from other Bibrave Pros!
I’m off to write my next review!V