There have been a few question regarding website for tracking fitness and monitoring running workouts.

Numerous websites have been mentioned in a bunch of answers. What do people think blogging about common sites people use?

Some of the web/mobile/desktop apps mentioned include:

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My question was rather specifically aimed at running, while most seem to offer more features. Perhaps it would be better if we did it as a blog post instead? –  Ivo Flipse Nov 4 '11 at 8:06
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I'm reversing my stance on the community wiki idea. I dug through some historical stuff, and realized that this would be a bad idea for the site. Doing it as blog posts would be a better outlet as you mentioned. –  Matt Chan Dec 21 '11 at 18:33
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Agree that a blog is probably a better idea. I tried to do something similar as a community wiki with diet plans & commercial supplements early on, and it was not well-received (by users or SE management). –  Greg Dec 22 '11 at 23:15
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I suggest we make a blog post about this, I think the apps you listed already enumerate the most popular ones, though we might have to look at some platform specific ones (like Nike+)

We should start with listing all the features we want to compare:

  • Price
  • Mobile and/or Web App available
  • Major features
    • Training programs
    • GPS tracking
    • Diet/calorie counter
    • Social sharing
  • Accessories (required or optional)
    • Heart rate monitor
    • Accelerometer
    • GPS-receiver

Given that not everybody can try out every app, we should get several users to pitch in to help review their favorite app. I guess its better to focus on quality than quantity, besides we can always post an updated version (like on a monthly or quarterly basis) that incorporates new apps.

Here's a list of apps and the users that want to review them:

Accessories:

We also have a budget to sponsor apps or products that cost some money, like Runkeeper Pro or using an app with a HR monitor or FitBit. I'd suggest we couple those with a general review we can post on the blog as well.

This might take us a few weeks to compile, but I'm sure we can get cracking at it. I made this post CW so anyone who wants to add features or want to review an app, feel free to edit it.

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The apps would fit nicely under one blog category. Instead of doing straight reviews though, I think doing a post that's more introductory and explaining what the app is and its features would be a better avenue for people to decide whether an app is for them or not. –  Matt Chan Nov 4 '11 at 12:47
    
AFAIK Jawbone UP is not sold anymore due to a failure in circuit design (a capacitor, I think it was). I think this is a fantastic idea and I will be looking forward to the blog entries! –  posdef Aug 13 '12 at 18:43
    
The UP will soon be on the market again according to Jawbone –  FredrikD Oct 10 '12 at 12:21
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Being a longtime user and a big fan of this app I would suggest Gymprovise also as a Gym/Bodybuilding app to add to the list (which does routine creation, workout tracking, progress monitoring etc). Though it seems to be only available for Android AFAIK. Link here

(Wanted to add this as a comment but I don't have enough reputation)

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