When comparing RunKeeper vs Wahoo Fitness, the Slant community recommends RunKeeper for most people. In the question“What is the best app for fitness?” RunKeeper is ranked 1st while Wahoo Fitness is ranked 5th. The most important reason people chose RunKeeper is:
The app is available for [iOS](https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/id300235330) and [Android](https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.fitnesskeeper.runkeeper.pro).
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Pro Simple interface
The interface is clean and easy to use.
Pro Great for Interval Training
Interval lengths can be set and RunKeeper will let know when to start and stop running via audio messages.
Pro Tracks distance, duration, speed, pace and calories burned
RunKeeper displays your route using Google Maps and tracks distance, duration, speed, pace and calories burned. You can also input your runs manually (useful when running on treadmills) to add them to your "workout logs".
Pro Website has detailed statistics
Stats such as top speed, speed of each interval, fastest/slowest parts of a course, etc. Where applicable, graphs and maps routes will be display for a visual representation.
Pro Add photos to your runs
To make the memorable runs easy to remember why they were memorable.
Pro Gives audio cues
Pro Works with Pebble smartwatches
You will have to download the app both on your phone and Pebble.
Pro Can chart weight
Pro Perfect localization for interface and voice
Pro Integrates with many accessories
Pro Works with Android Wear
Pro iOS and Android
Available for both platforms.
Pro Shows you an overview of all trainings
The app will also show you an overview of all your trainings telling you how many calories you have burned in your workouts, how many trainings you have logged, how many Kilometers (or miles) you have ran and how many hours you have spent working out. It is, of course, also possible to go into all your previous workouts and look at all the exact details of every single one of them, if you would like.
Pro Syncs with Apple's health app
The app syncs well with apple health and you get all your logged activities and data transferred. It will even track the Nike Fuel points, but those will not sync over to Apple's health app because in there the Wahoo app can not be selected as a source.
Pro Everything is simple and easy
Everything about the app is simple and easy to use and set up. At the beginning it may take a few minutes to get yourself adjusted, but that is so with any other app as well. Once you get the hang of it, everything is very intuitive.
Pro Can select other heart rate monitors
I once had on my Wahoo Tickr X and a Basis Peek smartwatch and it gave me the option which of the HR-motiros I wanted to take the heart rate from. I never attempted to use the Basis as the Tickr is much more accurate, but I would assume it lets you use any BT HR-tracker that is around to connect. This may mean the app could also work without a Wahoo device, but I am not sure and it would certainly loose you a lot of the other PROs
Pro Can track workouts in the gym
The app does not only work for running or cycling outdoors, but also for running on a treadmill where it will also measure your distance and pace based on calculations it makes after you set it up and for indoor cycling (or spinning) where it will measure your cadence (but not distance) quite accurately. It will also let you track a weight lifting session and will then tell you about how many calories you burned. This is another feature not many other trackers have. Most of the functions will only work with their top of the line Tickr X for about USD 100, but the basics are also available with the base model.
Pro Workout Map
After an outdoor workout with a GPS-device the app shows you a map of your workout. This is nothing special and most apps do, but some don't and I enjoy seeing on the map where I ran.
Con GPS sometimes fails
The GPS sometimes fails on devices that rely on WIFI for GPS (Apple ipod touch). However, GPS can be fixed manually later.
Con Slow and heavy for old smartphones
Con Does not announce split pace properly when using kilometers
Con Doesn't optimize for WGS-84 GPS on map
The track path draw on map is wrong cause WGS-84 GPS format.
Con Many apps, slightly confusing
Wahoo offers several apps and in one case this can be confusing. This review is about the Wahoo Fitness app, but they also offer a similar one which is the Wahoo RunFit app and this does not track half of the stuff. I don't see why it even exists as it can only do less the the Fitness app. They offer several other apps as well which I have not looked at so far, but they do other things entirely as far as I could tell and thus do not create more confusion.
Con Relatively high buy in
As I believe you need a Wahoo product to use the app, the buy in to get the app is relatively high starting at about USD 50 and going up very much higher depending on what equipment from them you choose. For me it was well worth the investment of USD 100 for the Tickr X, but it is surely not for every one!