When comparing Endomondo vs MapFactor, the Slant community recommends MapFactor for most people. In the question“What are the best MotionX-GPS alternatives for Android?” MapFactor is ranked 2nd while Endomondo is ranked 7th. The most important reason people chose MapFactor is:
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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 Has internet based live traffic option
Pro Can be installed on an SD card
In addition to installing the app on the device's internal memory, MapFactor can also be installed on an external memory storage device such as an SD card.
Pro Can be used offline
From the app's settings at the bottom of the screen there's a section that allows downloading new and deleting no longer necessary maps. You can choose between free Open Street Maps or slightly more accurate and feature-rich TomTom maps. Downloading maps locally isgreat for situations when the signal is unreliable or when abroad, since you can use the app without having to consider roaming charges.
Pro Turn-by-turn voice navigation is available in multiple languages
Pro Dedicated routing options for trucks
In truck mode, that requires paid TomTom maps, if you input vehicle's properties such as max speed, height, length, weight, weight per axle, etc, it will take those restrictions into consideration when planning a route.
Pro Offers choice between using free Open Street Maps or paid TomTom maps
Pro 2D and 3D modes
Pro Day and night switching
Pro Allows recording and replaying travel
MapFactor allows recording travel and replaying back the route later. It also allows exchanging recorded routes with other MapFactor users.
Pro Clean, customizable UI
Pro Allows selecting fastest, shortest, or cheapest route
The app offers calculating route by shortest travel time, shortest travel distance or lowest gas cost.
Pro Searches by address, POI, coordinates and via Google search (allows voice)
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.