When comparing RunKeeper vs Endomondo, the Slant community recommends RunKeeper for most people. In the question“What is the best app for fitness?” RunKeeper is ranked 1st while Endomondo is ranked 2nd. 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 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.
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 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.