FitnessKeeper Inc. has updated their popular Runkeeper app for the iPhone and Apple Watch to version 6.2, adding support for iOS 9 and watch OS 2, which allows Apple Watch users to track their workouts without the need for an iPhone.
What’s New in Version 6.2
- Standalone app for the Apple Watch. Hold the phone! That means you can run without your phone and still track with Runkeeper. You’ll also get heart rate data on the run, and can easily swipe right or force touch to pause an activity on the go. Also, you get to leave your phone at home (in case you needed a reminder).
- Post-activity music analytics. “Do I really run faster to Journey’s Don’t Stop Believin’ or am I just imagining that?” Wonder no more! Run with music in Runkeeper (via Spotify, iTunes, or Runkeeper DJ), and after the run you’ll get a full rundown of your playlist and your pace for each song. You’ll also get to see the same for your Runkeeper friends. Have fun comparing notes!
- Spotify integration bug fixes. What do you mean? Nothing’s getting in the way between you, your run, and the latest Bieber hit.
- Workout rewards bug fixes. Redeeming those rewards should be a breeze, once again.
One caveat, if you want to track your run via GPS, you’ll still need to carry your iPhone, as the Watch doesn’t include GPS.
Runkeeper 6.2 is available in the iOS App Store. The app is free, with a number of in-app purchases available. [GET IT HERE]