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I have been somewhat dependent on my GPS watch for a few years for measuring my running distance as well as pace. For most runners, this is normal and common place. But what about creating new routes? Running the same route over and over again can make running boring.
With the RunGo app, you are able to create routes that are in your area or if you are traveling, it helps you find a route to run that someone else has created.
Going for a run
There are a couple ways to use the app. If you just want to go out for a run, hit the run button at the bottom of the home screen in the middle. Then just hit the green circle to start your run. When your run is finished, hit the stop button and it will ask you if you are sure you want to stop, say yes and that will the. Stop your time and GPS tracking. You are also asked then if you want to save your run in the log book and also if you want to share it on social media.
Create a Route
Creating a route is easy from the app. Just hit the create button at the bottom. Touch on the map where you want to start and then tap at your next turn and so on until you are satisfied with your route. You can then save that route.
Following a planned route
When looking to choose a route, just simply tap on the route button at the bottom left hand corner. GPS will locate the closest routes to your are and tell you how far each route is. When you are ready, just his start. It will then give you audible turn by turn directions. If you go off course, it will notify you as well.
Other audible notifications
- Mile splits
- Half way point of a planned run
- Notification that you have ran 30 minutes, an hour, 90 minutes etc.
- notification of an upcoming turn
Premium membership is $1.99 a month or $9.99 a year. There are some added benefits of the premium membership that you can’t get from a free membership.
- Premium verified routes
- Export GPX
- Interval training
- Live tracking
- Create user groups
- To see all the benefits of the free and premium packages, click Here
I am not ready to give up my gps watch. It seemed that the mileage on the app was off some. Where I do see a big benefit to this app is when you are loookimg for new routes when you are out of town and are unfamiliar with where you are at. The turn by turn directions will then help ensure that you do not get lost. It might be worth trying out the free app first but then again, $9.99 for the whole year is a pretty good deal and not a big investment. Really, this is an easy to use app. I had no issues when using it at all.
When you are out of town, how do you do lan your running routes?
Would you use an app to help you plan your routes on your next trip?