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RunKeeper, the forthcoming GPS-based run tracking app for iPhone, has a shiny new FAQ to tide us over while we all wait for App Store approval.

Some interesting nuggets:

  • RunKeeper only works with 3G iPhones (because the original iPhones don’t have GPS).
  • RunKeeper can run for 3 hours on one battery charge (if you follow their battery-saving tips).
  • You can listen to your music via the iPod app while using RunKeeper (but not third-party music apps like Pandora).
  • The price will be $9.99

RunKeeper still in Apple’s review queue, and probably a couple of weeks away from being available on the App Store. If you missed it, here’s a video of RunKeeper in action.

4 Responses to “RunKeeper FAQ online; Price Revealed”

  1. Alex says:

    I wanted to ask if you’d looked at any of the existing apps (iTrail or the running gypsy) in the Fitness category in the app store?

    I’ve seen a few in there that look alright, and are about half the price. It’s a tough decision to make…

  2. Podophile says:

    So far, the running apps for the iPhone (the two you mention specifically) don’t really offer enough features to be especially useful. They measure how far you ran and how long it took you, thereby calculating your speed. The early reviews of thos apps aren’t especially encouraging, either.

    RunKeeper is the first real Nike+iPod alternative for iPhone that I’m aware of. It graphs your speed on per minute basis, and links to a website that displays your run history and maps of your routes.

  3. Alex says:

    Fair enough, it’s tough to get a real feeling for the applications without actually using them.

    The iTrail app seems to be progressing well (the latest version at least seems decent). I’ll likely get that for the time being and let you know how it goes.

    Definately interested in RK when it comes out though, looks like a pretty nice app.

  4. Alex says:

    First impression of iTrail… Wait for RK, it has to be better.