When comparing Endomondo vs Fitocracy, the Slant community recommends Fitocracy for most people. In the question“What are the best apps to track diet and/or exercise?” Fitocracy is ranked 4th while Endomondo is ranked 7th. The most important reason people chose Fitocracy is:
Earn points, unlock achievements, take on challenges and quests and level up. Seeing progress, getting rewarded for activities and reaching a set threshold feels nice and helps in continuing to be motivated. Especially when just starting out. There's even a leaderboard so you can compare your progress to your friends.
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Pro Motivates by giving optional challenges
Endomondo allows competing with others or setting and reaching personal goals. Winners of challenges get prizes.
Pro Can use data from accessories (Paid Feature)
For those that subscribe to the monthly fee to unlock extra features, you can use data from heart-rate sensors and pedometers.
Pro Analyzes performance
Performance analysis can be viewed on Endomondo's homepage after a workout.
Pro Generous free version
All the necessary features for a basic fitness app can be used without getting the Premium version.
Pro No need for an Internet connection
Once downloaded an Internet connection is not required, except for social features.
Pro Social features
Show routes of other people nearby. You can issues challenges to your friends, record a motivational speech for them and view their progress.
Pro Tracks distance, duration, avg. speed, avg. pace, calories burned and hydration
Endomondo displays your route using Google Maps and tracks distance, duration, avg. speed, avg. pace, calories burned and hydration. It even tracks what music you listen to while exercising (can be viewed on their website).
Pro Has motivational audio messages
Endomondo can interact with you via audio messages giving reports on progress and encouragement.
Pro Gamification keeps you motivated
Earn points, unlock achievements, take on challenges and quests and level up. Seeing progress, getting rewarded for activities and reaching a set threshold feels nice and helps in continuing to be motivated. Especially when just starting out.
There's even a leaderboard so you can compare your progress to your friends.
Pro Engaging community
You can post updates on progress and have other people comment on it, encouraging to keep working out. You can ask questions and a community of more than 1 million users will be there to answer.
There is a paid option ($4.99/mo or $44.99/yr), called Hero, that adds private messaging, ability to challenge a friend in an activity, assign yourself a title and weekly insights among other things.
Pro Workout logging UI is very simple & clean to use
Fitocracy has solutions for all manners of workout regimens and styles.
Con History Manage
If for some reason you activity gets duplicated, you have to go one by one to delete them, since there is no bulk erase.
Con Removed features from paying customers in the past
Endomondo used to be a singular priced upfront paid app with no subscription fee, twice. During the first restructuring, the app was changed on the store, leaving out the people who had paid originally, to then require them to pay again for the new app. After this happened, the app changed again to be free-to-play, dropping features that paying customers had paid for and locking them behind a monthly pay wall. So not only did long time users who paid for the app get ripped off once, if they had paid for the newer paid app, they got ripped off again when the app went free-to-play. This is not a great track record for the service, leaving to question, when is the next restructuring going to happen that may potentially take the money of paying customers without delivering the service promised.
Con Features locked behind paywall
Many features of the app are locked behind a monthly or yearly paywall. A single month subscription is $5.99, while the yearly subscription is $29.99. This may be prohibiting for those that want to track exercise, but do not want to commit to the cost.
Con Works only on outdoor activities
Indoor activities can be logged manually, but the app is created to track outdoor activities.