BOSTON, Dec. 22, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Runkeeper is proud to announce it has been included on the Apple Watch Best of 2015 list. This accolade comes on the heels of new updates to Runkeeper's native watchOS 2 running app. Runkeeper, which has helped almost 50 million people develop and stick with running routines, was available for Apple Watch on launch day and is also the only third-party running app to provide a fully untethered fitness tracking experience with Apple Watch.
"We are excited about Apple Watch and its potential as a fitness companion, and we are committed to building the best fitness software to power this experience," said Runkeeper founder and CEO Jason Jacobs.
With Runkeeper for Apple Watch, runners can leave their phone at home and get all the in-run tracking and feedback they've grown to love with Runkeeper for iOS. Start, pause, and complete a run, get in-run heart rate data from Apple Watch and a post-run heart rate chart, and easily switch activity type without touching your phone. With the latest updates, runners can follow Runkeeper workouts and training plans, and will see pace and stride rate charts for activities tracked on Apple Watch.
Runkeeper, one of the first 200 apps in the original App Store in 2008, is bullish on the future of Apple Watch. It has seen the user base for its iOS app go from mostly males over 40 to a diverse community of nearly 50 million runners, with millennials as its fastest growing segment.
"We believe the Apple Watch will be a mainstream blockbuster, and it is only a matter of time," Jacobs wrote last month.
Runkeeper is a leading mobile running app that helps runners of all levels get out the door and stick with their fitness routines forever. One of the first 200 apps in the iTunes App Store in 2008, the Runkeeper community spans nearly 50 million users across 185 countries. It is available in 12 languages: English, Spanish, French, Italian, German, Brazilian Portuguese, Japanese, Swedish, Dutch, Russian, Korean, and Simplified Chinese.
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