Review Strava Run
Tracking runs with great features
Author: Sergei Blyudov
Date: 17 Feb 2013, tested on HTC One
Strava Run - this is a very advanced and feature-rich tool for tracking running with Android smartphone. For the application, require an active connection to the satellite GPS, when you want to record your run.
Application development company does Strava, which was initially focused solely on tracking bicycle races - Strava Cycling. Seeing the potential of the service, the developers decided to extend the range and add the world's most popular sport - jogging.
Interface and record trainingOnce you are out for a run, you just turn on the program, wait about 40 seconds, until the socket is a stable relationship with the satellite, press the start button and start jogging. The program will record your workout, apply the route on a map, display speed, pace, heart rate, time, and other parameters that can be calculated and fixed.
At the end of workout results are automatically uploaded to the Internet, where you have a computer at home will be able to comfortably view the results. If you take the service more time and try to understand all the functions and settings, you can discover some of the features that we will describe below.
Interesting possibilities Strava Run for Android:
- Popular routes: the map will depict popular routes that run by other users, it is a good way to discover new places;
- Private area, if you do not want your route is displayed on the map, it is possible to set the "private area" and no one will know where you are running (such obvious function is still no competitors);
- Photos during the run: in the settings you can specify a function to automatically take pictures during training. If desired, the selected image can be downloaded directly from the program in Instagram, with the same pictures will be in your activity feed;
- Social activity: you can set itself the goal of "run 10 miles," "run a marathon" and strive for it, along with other members of the service, and it is quite motivating.
Summary. Strava Run - they are two very high quality program for the use of one of the best services to record training on Android smartphones. If you run or ride a bike, you will find a lot of interesting routes, training, and even friends for joint training.