Which app is the best?

Hi, I've tried Map my run, Run Keeper, Nike plus. If I go out walking with the dog I use the map my walk, on the same route as the run. I got the same route very single time but each app gives me entire different results. Yet the first three could be all on at the same time. I have entirely different calories, miles etc. it makes me easily confused which one is right :/ what do you guys have and which do you recommend.

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  • Try not to get hang up about comparing all the Apps that out there. For example I use Ismoothrun which is great and gives me eveything I need i.e. Cadance, pace etc etc so then I up load it to Nike+ then onto Starva ( for loading my mile for charity ) so I think it's totally up to you stick with one and go for it ....

  • +1 for Strava, I like it for the segments as it shows improvements. I also like Endomondo pro as I can set up run/walk notices.

  • I've had the same issue with those three apps; each one gives me very different results!

  • I hope we get some more replies cos I am curious about which app is "best". Apparently phone apps are not a patch on the dedicated GPS systems.eg Garmins. I have had some great PBs from Endomondo, but I'm damned if I can recreate them.

  • I've only used map runkeeper.I asked a question last year about apps - and got a few replies. Nike, map my run, runkeeper, endumondo and run zombie run I think we're the main ones

  • I use runkeeper as well, one day maybe I will have a Garmin, drop hints to hubby ;)

  • I use Runtastic as it links to MyFitnessPal. I don't know how accurate it is distance-wise but I find it very good and if you use the same one all the time you will see how your stats improve.

  • Thanks gingernut, may try that whilst waiting for my watch!!!

  • I love my Garmin and on the whole it's very accurate, less than 1% out at worst. Phone apps generally are less reliable, I think it's because of the GPS in phone, rather than the aps per say, but I could be wrong.

    Definitely would recommend a Garmin

  • Thanks Phil,have noticed my 'runkeeper' app always pauses in the same spot, weird. There's loads of trees on my route but it doesn't do it anywhere else.

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