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Runkeeper makes goals a team effort with Running Groups

Runkeeper makes goals a team effort with Running Groups

Exercise generally goes better with company - or at the very least you have someone to complain with - so Runkeeper is adding Running Groups to its popular fitness tracker app. As the name suggests, the new feature allows users to set up a virtual running club, with a collaborative target that the group as a whole tries to beat.

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Runkeeper accused of tracking, distributing user data beyond limits

Runkeeper accused of tracking, distributing user data beyond limits

It is the nature of activity trackers to, well, track the activities of its users. But isn't a blanket permission to track everything and anything the user does, especially when it goes over and and beyond legal boundaries. That is basically the point that the Norwegian Consumer Council is trying to make as it files a complaint against Runkeeper with Norway's Data Protection Authority. Its beef is that the service's Android app keeps on tracking user's data, specifically their locations, long after the user has stopped his or her running activity. It even hands over that data to a third party, without the user's consent or knowledge.

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Runkeeper app bought by shoe-maker ASICS

Runkeeper app bought by shoe-maker ASICS

One of the growing trends in the world of mobile app acquisitions is for sportswear companies to grab up apps that provide some sort of fitness tracking and social sharing features. This trend can be seen in Adidas' purchase of Runtastic, Under Armour's acquisition of MyFitnessPal, and the latest being ASICS buying Runkeeper. Jason Jacobs, CEO of Runkeeper, made the announcement in a post on Medium, although the amount of money involved was not disclosed.

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Runkeeper for Apple Watch updated to work while iPhone is at home

Runkeeper for Apple Watch updated to work while iPhone is at home

Runkeeper, the fitness app that lets users track their runs and other details, has just released its updated app for iOS 9 this week. Included is a new native app for the Apple Watch, which, among other things, will continue to track stats even when the iPhone it's paired with isn't around, meaning runners can finally leave it at home. The app takes advantage of new abilities introduced with watchOS 2, so Apple Watch owners will need to make sure their wearable is updated with the latest software.

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RunKeeper tasks Spotify to pump you up for your run

RunKeeper tasks Spotify to pump you up for your run

Perhaps there is no greater cliche when it comes to mixing music and exercise than having Eye of the Tiger blaring out while you do your training. While you've always been able to do that in a myriad of ways and combinations, RunKeeper is now giving you the lazy way (which is ironic, since you're supposed to be not-lazy for this scenario). The latest update to its iOS app now integrates with Spotify, allowing you to queue your workout music, without having to switch apps back and forth.

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RunKeeper update gives smartwatch users GPS sans phone

RunKeeper update gives smartwatch users GPS sans phone

RunKeeper has pushed out an update that brings some requested features to smartwatch owners (certain smartwatches, at least). The most notable of the changes is support for wearables that have their own GPS, eliminating the need to lug a phone around while out running or doing other activities. Those who have earbuds with heart rate monitoring can now use them with the latest update, as well, eliminating the need to use a less convenient heart monitor like a chest strap.

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Runkeeper update for iOS brings personal Goal Coach

Runkeeper update for iOS brings personal Goal Coach

With Goal Coach, Runkeeper will be updated with the user’s ability to be personally guided and motivated by the software. This isn’t the same as being screamed at by a personal trainer, but it’ll keep you pumped up with goals set by your own exercise regimen.

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RunKeeper Breeze tracks fitness with context using iPhone 5s’ M7

RunKeeper Breeze tracks fitness with context using iPhone 5s’ M7

Fitness app RunKeeper has launched a new iPhone app, Breeze by RunKeeper, aiming to not only track movement but put it into context, making suggestions as to the best times to boost your health. The app, only available for the iPhone 5s since it relies on Apple's M7 co-processor for tracking movement, uses a combination of traditional tracking and push notification prompts, as well as classifying you by animal.

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RunKeeper for iOS updates with social feed, leaderboards

RunKeeper for iOS updates with social feed, leaderboards

RunKeeper is the go-to app for many fitness junkies thanks to its rounded-out feature list and tons of different options, and the iOS version was updated today to include even more. RunKeeper users on iOS will now be able to enjoy a new social feed, as well as leaderboards that will keep you competing against your other fitness buddies.

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RunKeeper Pebble support enabled in iOS and Android update

RunKeeper Pebble support enabled in iOS and Android update

The popular health and fitness tracking app RunKeeper has updated for both iOS and Android. One of the biggest new additions to the app is support for the new Pebble smartwatch, which now allows users to check their wrist to see if they're keeping up pace, rather than having to fish out their smartphone to check their stats while on the go.

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RunKeeper for Android updates with all-new design

RunKeeper for Android updates with all-new design

Just before the turn of the new year, fitness app RunKeeper updated its iOS app with a complete redesign and new sharing features. This time around, the company is giving some lovin' to Android users just in time for Valentine's Day. The company has released an update for its Android app, which includes an all-new design, as well as some new features.

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RunKeeper for iPhone updates with redesign and live activity tracking

RunKeeper for iPhone updates with redesign and live activity tracking

The ever popular health and fitness tracking iPhone app RunKeeper has been updated to version 3.0 today. The update includes an all-new design that aims to make the user interface cleaner and simpler to use, it also comes with new features that make it easy to share your progress with friends and family.

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