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Two iPhone Apps To Download Now!

  • By Mario Fraioli
  • Published May. 27, 2011
  • Updated Mar. 15, 2012 at 5:10 PM UTC

This piece first appeared in the May issue of Competitor Magazine.

Written by: Erin Beresini

On Feb. 27, Tokyo resident Joseph Tame, 33, strapped on a homemade multimedia contraption to live stream the Tokyo Marathon. Tame’s invention, the iRun, held four iPhones, an iPad, an Android handset and three mobile Wi-Fi routers that broadcasted Tame’s progress—including his heart rate, pace and location—to more than 3,000 international spectators. He couldn’t have done it without these two apps (and extra batteries):

RunKeeper

• RunKeeper

This running app—downloaded 1 million times in four days after its creators allowed it to be downloaded for free—features GPS and manual tracking, iPod integration, activity sharing through Twitter and Facebook, heart rate data tracking and data syncing with RunKeeper.com, where you can upload your run statistics to share with friends.

Wahoo Fisica Sensor

• Wahoo Fisica Sensor

This app tests any sensor that transmits data using the ANT+ wireless protocol, including heart rate monitors, scales and blood pressure monitors. The app is free, but requires the $79.99 Wahoo Fitness Sensor Key to work.

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Erin Beresini is a senior editor at Competitor Magazine.

FILED UNDER: Inside The Magazine / Shoes and Gear

Mario Fraioli

Mario Fraioli

Mario Fraioli is a senior editor at Competitor magazine. A cross-country All-American at Stonehill College in 2003, he now coaches the Prado Women's Racing Team in San Diego and was the men's marathon coach for Costa Rica's 2012 Olympic team. His first book, The Official Rock 'n' Roll Guide To Marathon & Half-Marathon Training (VeloPress, 2013) is available in bookstores, running shops and online.

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