When comparing RunKeeper 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 1st while RunKeeper is ranked 3rd. The most important reason people chose MapFactor is:
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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 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 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.