Sunday, July 05, 2009
Running Fun - My new new iphone
I got the latest and greatest Iphone 3G yesterday. One of the reasons was that I had heard it had sophisticated GPS integration with other functions, like stop watches. I was absurdly excited.
I had run my standard 2.5 miles on Friday and Saturday (NoTime & 20.33 respectively) but had used a regular stop watch to keep time. This morning, with great excitement, I downloaded an Iphone app called trackmypace.com by Jay Wright for $.99.
The idea is that this app will not only keep time but it'll also keep track of my distance through GPS and then record it all on a website that I can access thru my iphone or computer, maybe even put a widget up on my own blog with my recent times. I'm sure that this app will do everything that I want in terms of tracking calories and weight (it did ask for my weight at set-up). I do expect that at some point I'll be paying a lot more than $.99 but that's OK, I've long wanted a convenient integrated solution for running.
Imagine my disappointment at the end of the run when I find that the app is only a stop watch, calculator (it asked me how far I had run!), and record-keeper. Which, don't me get me wrong, is great. It counts calories, keep records, and other stuff but it doesn't use GPS to automatically figure out distance which is what I'm really looking for.
I'm now in the Apple app store trying to find the perfect solution. Any ideas for me? So far, I've found:
iMapMyRide uses the built-in GPS in iPhone 3G to track and record every mile you ride
Anybody know whether the application that I want exists yet? Anybody want to develop it (I'll help finance)?
And there's a bunch of Nike apps that look like you require the right shoes to hook them up.
Oh, and this post is inspired by a great blog that I love to read about online homeschooling!
Posted by BBat50 at 7:41 AM