Latest app update allows workout tracking on Pebble
Good news for RunKeeper users also lucky enough to be in possession of a Pebble smartwatch -- the former has just been updated to take advantage of the latter. In its latest update, RunKeeper for Android has gained the ability to connect to Pebble, allowing users to track their workouts in real time.
The app still does all the heavy lifting, with the watch acting as a secondary display, so you'll still need to keep your smartphone on you during your workout. However, the ability to track your stats without reaching (possibly with sweaty hands) for your phone.
Unsurprisingly, with wearable devices set to become more widespread over the next year, RunKeeper says Pebble integration is "one of many integrations with hardware and fitness tracking devices in the coming months."
To grab the latest version of RunKeeper, hit the Google Play link above.
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I am anxious to try this, unfortunately it's raining this week. The last beta version did work pretty well. Functionality is basically the display shown and some reports of being able to pause with the select button.
Am I the only one that doesn't like the Pebble? We have technology for a way better device...
You can't reply to messages or email...
Do you really need to be able to reply on a watch sized screen? Maybe with dictation support I suppose. I really want to try a pebble, I use runkeeper and I want to be able to control the app not just see the stats. Start, stop, etc. Right now I'm using an older phone with no service on it that is much smaller than my SGS3 to track my runs and play music. I have to start the activity and then hurry up and stuff it in my SPI belt. I will not be DB who runs with a phone strapped to their arm or carry it in my hand the whole time. You'd think at this point we would have a device wearable on the wrist that can do all these things without the need to bring along a "bulky" phone.
I use a MOTOACTV which does all of these things, no phone needed. They are discontinued but you can find good deals on Craigslist or eBay...
I love my Motoactv. I use it every day.
I'm still really really hoping that Google releases a "watch." I'm a huge watch guy, but I'd love to try out a smart watch, perhaps the "Nexus Watch."
Hopefully they will announce something very soon at Google I/O
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