Running is quite popular as an exercise, and for a good reason, it's good for you in many ways. Well, no matter if you're just an occasional runner, or you tend to run quite often, we've hand-picked 10 running apps that will help you with your goals, Each of these apps has something others do not, even though most of them are quite similar in comparison. No matter if you run for fun, to stay in shape, or to lose weight, chances are you will find a perfect app for you on this list. Before you start checking out what we've prepared for you, be aware that these apps are not listed in any particular order.
Runtastic is one of the best-known and most popular apps for running in the Play Store. This app specializes in running only, and it allows you to get audio feedback from the 'Voice Coach'. You can actually set some running goals for yourself, and join groups of people with whom you can compare your results to. You can indulge in an interval training (various sorts) using this application, while a detailed analysis of your training will also be at your disposal. There are no ads here, but if you'd like to get all the features that the app has to offer, you'll need to get 'Premium Membership'.
Runkeeper is yet another rather popular running application which focuses mainly on running, but it can also track your walking and biking activity as well. You can set goals in this application, and follow a plan that is laid out for you. Detailed progress can be accessed via the app, while running groups are available in this app as well, and the same goes for audio cues. You will be able to see a route that you've passed through while you were working out, while there are a number of additional options available here, especially in Runkeeper Go, which is a paid version of this app.
Sporttractive is not solely focused on running, as it supports various other fitness activities, such as walking, jogging, cycling, mountain biking, etc. This app is a solid running app, though, as it will throw a bunch of statistical analysis your way, and will show you all the necessary details regarding the route you've passed while working out. Ads are not a part of the experience in this application, while you can also customize the looks of this application, it can show you the time, speed, pace, elevation changes, and so much more… while you're working out, of course.
Nike+ Run Club
Nike+ Run Club is an app that will focus solely on your running and results that you can get from it. This app will both track and store all your running activities, and it offers audio-guided running workouts with Nike coaches and athletes. You will receive trophies and badges once you hit various milestones, while you can compete with your friends on the leaderboards list as well. The design of the app is really simple, and ads are not included here, so you don't have to worry about that.
Sports Tracker is yet another app that focuses on several fitness activities, while running is one of them. This app's design is quite simple, though interestingly enough, it combines more dark backgrounds that most fitness apps out there, not that it's a bad thing. This app, like many others out there, will track and analyze your workouts, while it will also track how many calories you've burned. Voice feedback is also an option in this application, while the app does come with ads.
Running Distance Tracker +
Running Distance Tracker + is also an app that comes with a dark theme as a default, which some of you will certainly appreciate. This app focuses solely on running, and the stats that it shows to you are presented with large numbers, so it's hard to miss when you check your phone during your run. Voice feedback is packed in this app as well, as is your run log. This app will also track how many calories you've burned during your workout, and it will show you a ton of stats during and after your workout.
Strava is at the very top when it comes to popularity amongst fitness apps, this app can track your running, cycling, swimming and various other activities, and it's actually pretty good at all of those. You can record routes of your exercises, while the app offers a detailed analysis of your runs. Various training challenges are available here, while you can map your routes as well. This app comes with a really simplistic UI, while ads are not a part of the experience.
Run with Map My Run
Run with Map My Run is an app that is a part of the MapMyFitness group, and it is presented with a nice-looking, simple UI, which is easy to navigate. There are a ton of activities that you can choose in this app (over 600), and running is one of them. Audio feedback is included here, as in many other apps. This app will track your runs and show you your progress in real time, while it will provide detailed analysis afterwards as well. This app is fully compatible with Wear OS, and a 'Premium' version of the app is also available via an in-app purchase.
Endomondo is an app that doesn't necessarily specializes in running, as it supports various activities, but it's really capable in the running department, and it's one of the most popular apps from this list, if not the most popular one. You can set various fitness goals with this app, and the app will help you reach them. Various goals and challenges can be set via the app, while you can pair this app with several smartwatch platforms, and even a heart rate monitor via Bluetooth, if you want.
Running Tracker is one of those apps that focuses solely on running. You can choose between three professional running plans with this app, beginner, intermediate, and advanced. This running app actually focuses on losing weight, so if that's your goal, this may be the right choice for you. This app supports various music applications, while voice coach option is also available. There are a ton of additional features and stats available inside of this application.