Here’s a snapshot of my RunKeeper activity page from yesterday’s bike ride in Seattle. It’s only been two weeks since using this app that runs on my iPhone, but I’m beginning to see why it’s so popular. I have a small CatEye ‘cyclocomputer’ on my bike and because the battery needs replacement I couldn’t tell how accurate the RunKeeper app is, but the fact that it logs my route and has the ability to archive my journey with pictures along the way to share with friends on Facebook is pretty sweet. I feel it allows me to use this app as a traveling journal and with Facebook connectivity, I can share my favorite sights of Seattle with friends who live across the country (and I hope they will share experiences with me!).
Do you have a favorite sport app? Please let me know, I’m curious to try! If you’re using RunKeeper I hope you’ll join my “Street Team”! According to RunKeeper: “Your Street Team is a collection of friends and other active RunKeeper users that you connect with to help motivate you. As you build your Street Team, your list of Street Teammates gets sorted by who has the most activities in the current month so that you can see who is leading the pack, and how you and the rest of your team stacks up.”
I think sightseeing via cycling is a great way to travel and ‘traveling remotely’ via sharing routes is pretty interesting and maybe we might just influence each others next vacation. Who knows!