If you’re an avid runner, training for the London marathon, or even a couch potato who wants to start running, it's no secret that combining different mobile apps will motivate and inspire you to improve your fitness. Here we look at 3 of the most popular apps runners use and why they are great if you want to go out for a run in London.
Spotify is our #1 pick for music apps. Their mobile app is great for downloading popular music, recommending songs for you, sharing popular playlists from other runners, and easily allowing you to create your own playlist. Download all of your favourite workout songs onto one playlist and that will push you that extra mile during your runs.
We recommend: Spotify Premium. Free for 30 days, £4.99/month for students, £9.99/month for premium, £14.99/month for family.
Strava is your running GPS tracker. It’s one of the leading apps when it comes to tracking your runs, analysing your performance and discovering new routes across the local parks and roads in London. What we like the most is the ability to share our activity to friends and followers on the Strava feed. Unlock premium, set your goals and start running.
We recommend: Strava Premium, £5.99/month
As far as weather apps go this has to be up there as one of our favourites. When planning your runs you want a reliable weather app that’s going to tell you when it’s raining on an hourly basis. If you want to go even further download Accuweather. Accuweather goes beyond the temperature and likelihood of rainfall by giving users the “RealFeel” temperature. RealFeel uses multiple factors including the temperature, humidity, cloud cover, sun intensity, and wind to explain how hot it actually feels outside.
We recommend: Accuweather, Free
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