View Poll Results: Endomondo vs Runtastic

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  • Endomondo

    9 39.13%
  • Runtastic PRO

    14 60.87%
07-26-2014 12:40 AM
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  1. Sergio The One's Avatar
    Hello Windows Phone community!

    I've been having this internal struggle as to which of these apps is better for a user of the Windows platform and thought you all could help me decide.
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    I've actually been using Endomondo for about 6 months now and found it just fine, this is just an attempt to see if the other alternatives are better.

    Here's what I've found so far:

    Endomondo
    • Easy, straightforward interface that doesn't prompt you to go Premium pretty much ever, which I've heard it's a problem with Runtastic PRO.
    • Endomondo has constant challenges with great sponsors and great prizes, which gives it validity as a platform.
    • Endomondo actually has a Windows 8 client, which is pretty much a viewer to compliment the Windows Phone app which in my mind shows interest in the Windows platform and it's very convenient for checking your progress in your PC.
    • It's also natively compatible with Fitbit which to me personally is a huge plus
    • On the bad side, the app for WP has a few things that need to improve like the way audio stops every time the audio coach kicks in. (It doesn't just pause, it stops altogether).
    • It's not updated often and the app lacks support for all parts of the Premium tier.


    Runtastic PRO
    • Beautiful interface and live tile.
    • Challenges and prizes although more complicated than the ones in Endomondo.
    • Packed with features some of which aren't even available in the Android platform, showing commitment to the Windws platform.
    • Shows heart rate and allows you to take pictures and has real time tracking for your friends to encourage you in real time in the Pro version, a feature lacking in Endomondo.
    • Compatible with many accessories and monitors of sorts. (Not natively compatible with Fitbit although you can make it happen by bypassing it through MyFitnessPal).
    • On the bad side the service will try at all cost to make you get the Premium tier.
    • The service seems overly intangled with Google services, which I'm personally not fond of.
    • No Windows 8 client wich means you will need to go to the website for detailed information.


    Those are my observations, which BTW, could be wrong specially for Runtastic, which I've not used extensively, I'm going mostly by what I've read.

    So, now please share your opinions and help us fitness enthusiast decide once and for all which will be better in the Windows ecosystem. I'm considering switching myself and that's the reason this post exists.

    What do you think? Endomondo? Runtastic? Use both and just mix and match? Sound off in the comments down below and have a great day!

    -SERGIO
    01-07-2014 12:41 PM
  2. SinisterJunkie's Avatar
    Honestly, I haven't used Endomondo in a while and the last time was probably on Android. I've been using Runtastic for a while now across platforms and have not been disappointed. All though there are features on Android that I wish were in the Windows Phone version.
    01-08-2014 10:15 PM
  3. Sergio The One's Avatar
    Honestly, I haven't used Endomondo in a while and the last time was probably on Android. I've been using Runtastic for a while now across platforms and have not been disappointed. All though there are features on Android that I wish were in the Windows Phone version.
    Good to hear. What features? I really love the training feature which is only for iOS and WP, surprisingly.
    01-10-2014 04:16 PM
  4. GSOgymrat's Avatar
    I use Runtastic Pro and like it. I've not really tried Endomondo because Runtastic does everything I need.
    01-10-2014 04:32 PM
  5. Sergio The One's Avatar
    I use Runtastic Pro and like it. I've not really tried Endomondo because Runtastic does everything I need.
    I'm on the verge of switching. Or maybe use both. What would you say is you favorite feature of Runtastic?
    01-10-2014 06:10 PM
  6. GSOgymrat's Avatar
    I'm on the verge of switching. Or maybe use both. What would you say is you favorite feature of Runtastic?
    Probably music and voice notification integration. I can use either my own playlists or Nokia Music and adjust the voice feedback, volume, interval, etcetera. It just works seamlessly.
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    01-11-2014 02:04 PM
  7. Sergio The One's Avatar
    Probably music and voice notification integration. I can use either my own playlists or Nokia Music and adjust the voice feedback, volume, interval, etcetera. It just works seamlessly.
    Yes, that's actually what I feel like Endomondo really doesn't do well. Anyhow, Runtastic Pro is on sale for $0.99 so I guess that's a sign that I should definitely try it. ;)
    01-12-2014 11:11 PM
  8. ktl88's Avatar
    I use runtastic pro on my 920 and love it. After black update, im considering getting myself a HRM.
    Any idea, which HRM would support 920 and Runtastic Pro. Would the Polar H7 support it? I'm considering getting this one.
    01-13-2014 11:05 AM
  9. Sergio The One's Avatar
    I use runtastic pro on my 920 and love it. After black update, im considering getting myself a HRM.
    Any idea, which HRM would support 920 and Runtastic Pro. Would the Polar H7 support it? I'm considering getting this one.
    You know what? I actually don't have an HRM yet, although I have the feeling that purchase will happen near.
    What I'd say is that within the app, where you set up the HRM there are examples of the supported ones from Runtastic themselves, or you could always ask them on Twitter (@runtastic). They have replied to me every time.
    Good luck and make sure to let is know if you end up getting one. :)
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    01-15-2014 06:55 PM
  10. ktl88's Avatar
    Here's the reply from runtastic. I asked them whether the Polar H7 HRM (which is the most popular HRM) would work with runtastic pro on Lumia 920 with black firmware:
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    How to find out if adidas micoach / endomondo will work with this Polar H7 HRM?
    Since Polar H7 is the most widely used HRM, I really wish to buy this HRM
    01-16-2014 02:44 AM
  11. Joene90's Avatar
    Never used Runtastic, I've been using Endomondo since WP7. When Adidas miCoach came along I switched and haven't looked back. The main problem for Endomondo for me was that whenever it would update me on my run my phone would stop playing my podcast. This just meant I switched off audio notifications. Also I found the GPS wasn't always great (especially on HTC HD7, it was better on Lumia 920). With Adidas you get integration with Nokia Maps (awesome when travelling since you don't have to be online) and Nokia MixRadio, as well as my podcasts don't get stopped abruptly every time I pass 1 km. For Nokia users I'd say Adidas is definitely the way to go. Also you get free training programs which you'd have to pay for on Endomondo.

    The only reason I don't like switching is that my stats are now scattered over two systems and I see no easy way to connect the two. Other than that, I don't regret switching at all.

    How to find out if adidas micoach / endomondo will work with this Polar H7 HRM?
    Maybe hit them up on twitter as well? :)
    01-16-2014 02:55 AM
  12. ktl88's Avatar
    @Joene90
    Can you please do me a favour.
    If you own an Adidas miCoach HRM, can you please test if it works with endomondo and with runtastic / runtastic pro?
    If it does work, i'll directly get the miCoach HRM, instead of buying the polar h7.

    I've tweeted to adidas_micoach and asked them whether polar h7 would work with their app. Have got no reply as of yet.
    Thank You
    01-16-2014 05:43 AM
  13. Joene90's Avatar
    @Joene90
    Can you please do me a favour.
    If you own an Adidas miCoach HRM, can you please test if it works with endomondo and with runtastic / runtastic pro?
    If it does work, i'll directly get the miCoach HRM, instead of buying the polar h7.

    I've tweeted to adidas_micoach and asked them whether polar h7 would work with their app. Have got no reply as of yet.
    Thank You
    Sorry, I don't have a HRM.
    01-16-2014 06:19 AM
  14. ktl88's Avatar
    Sorry, I don't have a HRM.
    OK, no problem. Thnx anyways
    01-16-2014 06:52 AM
  15. ktl88's Avatar
    OK, I got it confirmed that Adidas miCoach HRM 2 works with Runtastic Pro but not with Endomondo.

    Since the reviews of Polar H7 seem to be better and that it works with Runtastic Pro and miCoach, I've decided to get the Polar H7 rather than the miCoach HRM2

    Will keep you guys posted once I get it. Need to ask my uncle from US to send me one, as no one sells this Polar H7 here in India
    01-17-2014 03:14 AM
  16. Sergio The One's Avatar
    OK, I got it confirmed that Adidas miCoach HRM 2 works with Runtastic Pro but not with Endomondo.

    Since the reviews of Polar H7 seem to be better and that it works with Runtastic Pro and miCoach, I've decided to get the Polar H7 rather than the miCoach HRM2

    Will keep you guys posted once I get it. Need to ask my uncle from US to send me one, as no one sells this Polar H7 here in India
    Great! Please do. I'm glad you got the answer you wanted and you got to buy the HRM you clearly prefered.
    01-26-2014 07:19 PM
  17. Jonathanmr7's Avatar
    U tried active fitness?
    01-26-2014 07:34 PM
  18. spectre51's Avatar
    Maybe it's just me but I can't figure out how to setup a run in runstastic pro for a certain distance.
    01-26-2014 08:00 PM
  19. Sergio The One's Avatar
    Maybe it's just me but I can't figure out how to setup a run in runstastic pro for a certain distance.
    Yeah. No, as far as I know Runtastic doesn't actually let you set distance foals within the app. Maybe of you use the route planning feature, but you would have to do that from the website and I'm still not sure it would work. Runtastic is more focused on intensity training.

    Emdomondo on the other hand is really good for what you're saying. They focus more on distance.

    Hope I helped. :)
    01-28-2014 06:24 PM
  20. Sergio The One's Avatar
    U tried active fitness?
    I actually like Active Fitness but it doesn't have the cloud component like Endomondo or Runtastic and that's key for me because I need to sync it with MyFitnessPal or Fitbit to not mess up my control.

    But ActiveFitness is actually really good.
    01-28-2014 06:26 PM
  21. Jonathanmr7's Avatar
    I actually like Active Fitness but it doesn't have the cloud component like Endomondo or Runtastic and that's key for me because I need to sync it with MyFitnessPal or Fitbit to not mess up my control.

    But ActiveFitness is actually really good.
    yeah is really good and yeah thats the shame :p and a question...how is your battery life using endomondo or runtastic ? i got 100% before start and now 74% on 130minutes only using the gps on active fitness... its normal? im noob with battery drain using gps
    01-31-2014 01:06 PM
  22. Sergio The One's Avatar
    yeah is really good and yeah thats the shame :p and a question...how is your battery life using endomondo or runtastic ? i got 100% before start and now 74% on 130minutes only using the gps on active fitness... its normal? im noob with battery drain using gps
    That will of course vary by device but actually what you describe is consistent with what I've seen on my own phone. In my experience Endomondo and Runtastic both drain my battery equally.
    GPS is definitely a battery killer and that's something to keep in mind if you're going to use any of these apps.
    01-31-2014 02:00 PM
  23. Jonathanmr7's Avatar
    That will of course vary by device but actually what you describe is consistent with what I've seen on my own phone. In my experience Endomondo and Runtastic both drain my battery equally.
    GPS is definitely a battery killer and that's something to keep in mind if you're going to use any of these apps.
    ohhh great! thanks you bro
    01-31-2014 02:53 PM
  24. xrs22's Avatar
    I have both and I use runtastic now but started with endomondo first. Sometimes it was inaccurate but started to work itself out. Runtastic is good but always have problems when posting to fb, always says upload failed but it posts sometime later in fb and not when I do it.
    01-31-2014 03:08 PM
  25. Jonathanmr7's Avatar
    Hey remember endomondo expect update in april and more will follow after that Coming Soon: Some Windows Phone Love | Endomondo :P
    01-31-2014 05:38 PM
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