It only took me a week or so to remember that I own an iPhone and perhaps the application store would have something that would help me track my distance and time while running outside.
And surprise! There were a bunch of applications available to me.
Of course, none of them work well on a Gen1 phone (3G is best), so I can't give them an actual review. But they're a pretty low investment (free or under $5, except for Nike +), so if you're looking for something to help you track times, this is it. I'm relegated to clocking myself and then using Google Pedometer to figure out my speed, but if you've got an iPhone these are definitely worth checking out.
1. C25K – This isn't necessarily a run tracker, but it's fantastic for anyone doing a Couch to 5K program. It works along with your music in that it will let you know (via a ring, I think) when it's time for you to change over your intervals. It records your run data as well. [$2.99]
2. Fitnio – This running tracker was a favorite among reviewers. It uses your 3G GPS to track how far and how fast. [$1.99]
3. Runkeeper – This seems to be just like Fitnio, except people don't like it as much. Again, it uses 3G GPS technology to help you track your runs. [free with ads, or $9.99 without ads]
5. Nike + – Okay, so this is NOT an iPhone application, but it requires an iPod Nano, so it's sort of related. And according to Shredheads reader Kathleen, it's pretty cool – here's a review of the Nike +. Apparently there's a part that goes in your shoe that you synch up with your iPod and then you can download everything to the Nike website which then you can access. Sounds nifty. [$35 at Amazon.com]
Anyone use any of these iPhone applications or have any recommendations?