Runtastic GPS Running, Walking & Fitness Tracker Health & Fitness App Review (iOS, Free)


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New Feature:
- Story Running: Experience an all-new, entertaining way to run! Give Runtastic Story Running a try today and become part of the story for extra motivation & improved training results!

New features from the last major update:
- New, improved iOS 7 design

Enjoy the latest version of our app! We look forward to your helpful reviews in the App Store!

Customer Ratings

Current Version:
98 Ratings
All Versions:
6684 Ratings
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Download Runtastic & take your fitness to a new level with this industry-leading, 4.5+ rated tracking app!

Runtastic uses GPS to map your sport and fitness activities, incl.: running, jogging or walking. The Runtastic app tracks your cardio workout progress (time, distance, elevation, speed, calories & more) to help you best reach your exercise goals! The Runtastic app is a great fit for users of all health and fitness levels.

Become part of a global fitness community that is fun & motivational, whether you're looking to improve general health, build up cardio endurance, run your first 5k or train for a marathon!

APP FEATURES (limited in lite version):
- Map your workouts in real-time with built-in GPS & monitor exercise progress
- Personal training diary & metrics
- Graphs: Elevation, pace, speed & heart rate info from your jog, run or walk
- Dashboard configuration: Display preferred training statistics
- Mapping: Detailed live mapping & historic mapping (Google Maps)
- Voice Coach: Audio feedback for each mile or km completed
- Live Tracking: Show supporters where you are in your training
- Cheering: Receive messages & cheers from friends
- Auto pause: Session paused automatically when you stop running
- Routes: Create or find exercise routes on & sync to phone
- Colored traces: Different colors indicate training changes, such as: pace, elevation, slope
- Training goals & analysis: Heart rate zone, calorie goal or pace goal to optimize training
- Interval training & coaching and dynamic split tables
- Power Song: Integrated music player & Power Song to give workout a boost
- Geotagging: Take photos during workout & see pics online with map trace
- Weather, temp. & sunrise/sunset data to assist with scheduling of training
- Use for running, jogging, biking, skating, cross-country skiing & hand bike training
- Integrate Runtastic activities to MyFitnessPal account
- Manual entry of workouts: Add treadmill, spinning & weight lifting workouts
- Monthly & overall metrics for distance, number of workouts, duration & calories burned
- iCloud: Settings synchronized when upgrading from LITE to PRO app
- Share your exercise activities on Facebook, Twitter & Google+

Save all workouts on In the Runtastic online community, you'll get further data analysis, coaching & encouraging comparisons to friends! These benefits keep you motivated while striving to reach fat burning, cardio training or overall health & wellness goals. You can also choose an expert training plan! Training plans provide coaching & inspiration for fitness goals, incl.: weight loss, building endurance, jogging a 10k, running a half-marathon, running a marathon or attaining a beach body.


MASHABLE: “... people are choosing instead to download Runtastic, since the company just announced it's hit 25 million mobile users. That's as much as Nike+ (11 million as of February) and runner favorite RunKeeper (14 million) combined.”

“Love that this app syncs with My Fitness Pal! Great app!” @Bebu0611

TECHCRUNCH: “Thanks to MapMyFitness, RunKeeper, Nike and many more, apps that keep track of your exercise and push you to drop those extra pounds are by no means novel. Nonetheless, bootstrapped European startup Runtastic is still managing to carve out a name for itself in a crowded space by offering a simple user experience, while still offering the deeper functionality of higher-end products.”

“Fantastic app! Enjoy using it to walk the dog every day.” @Mendelspea

NY TIMES: “I went ahead and downloaded it even though I was skeptical that it would go beyond the familiar territory of similar apps like Endomondo and RunKeeper. Like those two, Runtastic primarily maps and records your route. But Runtastic’s interface has some qualities the others don’t. is well designed, too.”
Continued use of GPS running in the background can dramatically decrease battery life.

Customer Reviews

  • Great motivator. Love it!

    by Bearsmack

    Being able to effectively record my running statistics helps me to get out and do better on my next one even when I don't want to get out. Love this app!

  • Great exercise app

    by PapaWillie54

    This is a great app for tracking all your exercise activities not just your running sessions. It's well worth it to upgrade to the PRO version.

  • Love it!

    by KLFL123

    I've had this app for years, and it's awesome.

  • Best. Running. App. Ever.

    by GabiV8

    I absolutely love this app!!!! I use it for run, bike ride, and walk I go on. Very accurate and since I calorie count it's extremely helpful in documenting my workouts to MyFitnessPal so I don't have to guess how long or fast I was running/biking/walking. If you're an avid runner or you're just starting to get into shape (again), this app is perfect!!!

  • Good motivator

    by RozToz

    I am really enjoying the ease of using this app. It's helping me stay motivated to "move"!

  • Great run App!

    by Zarky53

    Really has me running more! I use it all the time!

  • Bellissimo

    by Sd23k


  • Great program

    by Rob in KY


  • The best

    by Clore006

    Best app for running so far..

  • Runtastic

    by JS6754

    Love it--really easy to use

  • Great App!

    by Dsnygrl81

    I love this app!!

  • Great

    by Evilagut

    Great app

  • I'm enjoying this app!

    by Jbrok

    I saw another person say they wished the app would turn off if you stop running or walking for a few minutes if you forget to turn it off. I agree. Other than that, this is a great app. I love tracking my distance, pace and calories burned and love that I can keep up with all of my activities, not just the running. Thanks, Runtastic!

  • I'm enjoying this app!

    by Jbrok

    I saw another person say they wished the app would turn off if you stop running or walking for a few minutes if you forget to turn it off. I agree. Other than that, this is a great app. I love tracking my distance, pace and calories burned and love that I can keep up with all of my activities, not just the running. Thanks, Runtastic!

  • Great

    by Rarerush

    Love it

  • Great app

    by JJ. Smalls

    Great app love how it can be connected to my fitness pal.

  • Great app

    by Mm812!

    I think it's great! It tracks well, I can link to Myfitnesspal and post to FB! What else could you want?

  • One of the best !

    by Pandabear1218

    So easy to use !

  • Awesome!

    by Princess Neppy

    Love the fact it syncs to my Fitness Pal.

  • Wouldn't run without this app!

    by Andrea Restivo

    Truly the best way to track my mileage, calories, everything!

  • Excellent!

    by Benrudi

    Very good app that keeps a lot if data! I'm very pleased with it.

  • Good

    by Sohag dass

    V good app

  • Runastic

    by gre4gor

    Best running app.

  • Just do it!

    by Daveth Georgio


  • Yes!

    by Chrispyg

    Simply...It does exactly what I need!

  • Great app

    by Eggraid

    Works great except sometimes when the phone is completely still it still says I've gone .6 miles

  • Awesome tracking app. Few synch problem with MFP

    by pikasof

    Awesome for tracking excercises! Now I just have to learn to synch it with myfitnesspal... For some reason it keeps failing to do that.

  • Awesome tracking app. Few synch problem with MFP

    by pikasof

    Awesome for tracking excercises! Now I just have to learn to synch it with myfitnesspal... For some reason it keeps failing to do that.

  • Security officer❤

    by Josie8707

    Love it!!! I recommend it!!

  • Great App!

    by dr2bee

    Excellent app! I have no complaints!!

  • Great App!

    by Whoissuntzu

    Very convenient to track times/distances!

  • Very impressive

    by Dag Nybo

    Such an easy way to track metrics during long walks with the dog

  • Great companion tool

    by Bartastic's KK

    I love that it links to My Fitnesss Pal!!

  • Love love love


    A must have!

  • Love this app

    by Laceybre

    I use this app on a daily basis and find it very useful. Love that it tells you your avg speed and calories burned. I just wish that if I forget to stop the app when I am finished that after a few minutes it would stop recording my walk bc it messes up my calories and the gps spazzes out and says I've walked WAY more than I have! That's my only critique. Otherwise, this app is perfect.

  • Great for tracking workouts

    by Dragonflygal67

    I really like this app and recommend it to anyone who wants to track their workouts. I use it to track and upload activity to My Fitness Pal. The only challenge I have (might just be me) is remembering how to switch activities. My default is walking but sometimes I'm on the elliptical or bicycle and have to figure out how to select a new activity.

  • Great app!

    by :-) ;-)

    5 stars!

  • Highly recommend this app!!

    by Annie S123

    Love it, especially with the heart rate monitor.

  • Good app

    by Tosh Mcgron

    Great for keeping track of your run stats

  • Not Accurate

    by Mike miler

    Way off on both distance and speed.

  • Love this app

    by Soultrain8

    Great app!! I use it everyday

  • Love It!!!

    by Kilburn7

    Awesome. Enough said.

  • Love it!!!

    by FT traveler

    Even though I don't have the pro version!!

  • Awesome

    by evilkenny

    Great app accurate log unless you go under a viaduct or covered area the miles per hour go a little crazy but I have been using this app along with a calorie counter and they link up for ease of use. Could use less spam fitness emails though. Altogether great app.

  • Love it!

    by Mt:345677

    It is always correct and consistent! The best is that I can play my music and use this app at the same time.

  • Great App

    by Carrozza Big


  • Great Help & Encouragement!

    by RSLan

    Very helpful to keep track of my exercise and get motivated by seeing what I've accomplished.

  • RJ

    by Rhonda Jackson

    Super App!

  • Love it!

    by Socalsurfy

    I love this app! I use it daily and sync it with myfitnesspal so it records them for me. I highly recommend using a hr monitor to input at the end for best accuracy.

  • Thanks!

    by NLA 729

    Very Good!

  • Great

    by Aldinho17

    Great app it gives u complete details of ur workout

  • Amazing App

    by GPSnerdie

    This app is way better than a couple of different ones I've tried before. It doesn't bombard you with annoying ads or upgrades. It's super inspirational too!

  • Good

    by D014

    Good app.

  • Runtastic

    by Appjnky

    Love this app and it's buddy, Runtastic Roadbike! Use them every day. Also as an RN wellness coach, I refer nearly all of my patients to this app. It not only tracks and records progress, but motivates too. Great app!

  • App And program

    by Isaacdrios

    Excellent program And aplication for trainning..... I recommend this application .....:-))))))

  • Love it!!

    by Diagnelrd

    Find Runtastic to be a great app to monitor my that I can use with myfitnesspal!!

  • Great app

    by Tashat74

    I have been using this app for over 2 years. The only problem I have had is that the GPS stops working sometimes ( not very often). Other than that I have enjoyed it. It has aided me in reaching my fitness goals. I would recommend it to anyone.

  • Me encanto

    by Gustavorozco

    Es una App muy útil, fácil de usar, amigable, y me encanto.

  • Good running app!!

    by Momo505


  • Love it!

    by PicklePie85

    Really awesome features that allow you to follow your progress throughout the week, month, and year. I love all the options you can choose for your activity and the altimeter that tracks just how big those hills are on my running route. I'd recommend to anyone.

  • Works Great!

    by Megapeace

    Love the fact that it keeps track of your steps, it has a GPS that tracks where you walked and you can see on a map, very cool. Keeps time and miles AND downloads it to the Internet and keeps an overall summary of everything that you have done, love it.

  • Pretty Good

    by katinamae

    I just feel like a few exercises are not included, specifically stairs or treadmill on incline which makes a big calorie difference.

  • Good app.

    by eelawson

    I like this app. Keeps track of how many miles I walk.

  • Good

    by Erickoxx


  • Runtastic

    by Jeanne1942

    I use it almost daily. Keeps me accountable!

  • Needs a skateboard tracker.

    by Karmanater

    Session started!!!

  • Great app!

    by YYV

    Very helpful, has a lot of options and sinks with MyFitnessPal.

  • Super app

    by Cgdxhrxh

    I love to see my split times It's a great app No pressure to upgrade It's wonderful

  • Good app

    by Munyua

    Motivates me a lot to stay active highly recommend it to anyone... Just try it and you won't be disappointed

  • Awesome apps

    by CNN viewer_18

    Very helpful

  • Just perfect

    by Mazman123

    Really couldn't ask for anything else. Logs my walking for me, adds it automatically to myfitnesspal. I don't have a single thing to gripe about

  • Fantastic sam

    by Bones9347

    Great app.

  • Me

    by ZTsMomm

    Great app, love looking back to see how far I've come!

  • Good App

    by jones8_91

    I like the GPS and the map it shows of the run. However lately the phone battery has died within 45 minutes of the run. Not sure if this is a battery issue or app issue. But it is a pretty good app.

  • Pretty good... But spam?

    by BearinatorBear

    This app works pretty well... However, after I signed up with my email I started getting lots of fitness related spam messages. My email address hardly received any spam before... which leads me to believe that Runtastic is selling email addresses. I could be wrong, but it seems like a huge coincidence that I started receiving the spam messages almost immediately after signing up. This will not effect the score that I give this app because I can neither confirm or deny that the spam came from signing up for this app.

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