Comparing Top 5 Sports and Fitness Tracker for Android

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Comparing Top 5 Sports and Fitness Tracker for Android

 

 

I have decided to compare five best sports and fitness trackers for android platform with its cons and pros. My selection included : Sports Tracker Running Cycling, XXL FITNESS Tracker, Endomondo – Running & Walking, Strava Running and Cycling GPS, Runtastic PRO Running, Fitness. Every sports and fitness tracker has been thoroughly tested and reviewed.

Testing criteria:

  1. Android Sport Apps
  2. Activity (running)
  3. Test track (1,53km)
  4. Sunny weather and Me
  5. Mobile Phone with GPS (Xiaomi Mi4c for measurement)
  6. Heart rate monitor belt (Tigra Smart Bluetooth)

Test Track (google maps):

Test Track

 

Measurements data:

 

duration(time) distance(km) energy(calories) avg.
pace
(time)
Sports
Tracker Running Cycling
9:58 1,54 161 6:27
XXL
FITNESS Tracker
9:49 1,53 178 6:26
Endomondo
- Running & Walking
9:23 1,56 142 6:01
Strava
Running and Cycling GPS
9:20 1,50 197 6:07
Runtastic
PRO Running, Fitness
9:58 1,49 157 6:40
avg.
speed

(km/h)
avg.
HRM
(bpm)
ascent(meters) descent(meters)
Sports
Tracker Running Cycling
9,3 139 20 24
XXL
FITNESS Tracker
9,3 158 8 7
Endomondo
- Running & Walking
10,0 145 10 11
Strava
Running and Cycling GPS
9,8 129 0 0
Runtastic
PRO Running, Fitness
9,0 98 0 0

 

Sports Tracker Running and Cycling

 

Workout details: following app screenshots show the real collected data after running session


sports tracker workout details


Paid Features:

  • detailed running and hiking trails
  • detailed statistics
  • fully customizable voice
  • ghost target
  • automatic performance ranking
  • tag and filter workouts
  • ahead-behind graph

 

Website:

The website looks very impressive and shows all necessary actual and history workout data. Here is a screenshot of the default homepage view:

sports tracker homepage


Thoughts:

One of the best companion, motivator and sport app to track activities. Gps is very accurate and it does the work pretty well.

 

Rating:
5 star rating

XXL Fitness Tracker

 

Workout details: following app screenshots show the real collected data after running session

xxl activity screen
xxl workout details
xxl workout details splits
xxl workout details speed pace
xxl workout details elevation
xxl workout details heartrate



Website:

The site is easy to use. The website allows you to do challenges, social interaction, set goals, make routes and view your statistics. Here is a screenshot of the default homepage:

XXL Fitness homepage


Paid Features:


  • training plans (marathon,10K, 5k ..)
  • heart rate monitor (bluetooth, ant+)
  • fitness coach
  • offline maps

 

Thoughts:

Definetely motivates me to run more and it is very helpful to let you know the real workout you have done and almost boost you up every time. The Pro app is well worth the $13.99. The app itself very nice does work and has a lot of features. GPS is very accurate.


Rating:
5 star rating



Endomondo – Running and Walking

Workout details: following app screenshots show the real collected data after running session

endomondo activity screen
endomondo workout details
endomondo workout details splits




Website:

Very straightforward to use it and provides you a load of information about your exercise. Only one complaint are advertising banners everywhere. Here is a screenshot of the default homepage view:

Endomondo homepage


Paid Features:

  • training plan
  • advanced statistics
  • interval training

Thoughts:

Endomondo is a very solid, powerful alternative to Sports Tracker or XXL Fitness. Created with respect to users. Lots of features that improve your performance even more.

 

Rating:
5 star rating

Strava Running and Cycling GPS

 

Workout details: following app screenshots show the real collected data after running session

 

strava activity screen
strava workout details pace
strava workout details





strava workout details best efforts
strava workout details heartrate
strava workout details elevation



Website:

A little less providing information comparing to other competitors in this test, the solution is to pay extra for a premium account. Here is a screenshot of the default homepage view:

Strava homepage


Paid Features:

  • personalized coaching
  • live feedback
  • advanced analysis

Thoughts:

The app is great except that at some point losing heart rate bluetooth signal and measurement by gps is only average. The price is other category, think 54,99 eur for 1year is too expensive.

Rating:
4 star rating



Runtastic PRO Running and Fitness

 

Workout details: following app screenshots show the real collected data after running session

runstatic activity screen

runtastic workout details splits
runtastic workout details






runstatic workout detials pace

runtastic workout details heartrate
runtastic workout details weather

Website:

A special options you could only access as a Premium user. Same complaint as in Endomondo are advertising banners. Here is a screenshot of the default homepage view:



Runstastic homepage



Paid Features:

  • training plans
  • personal cheers and motivation
  • advanced stats
  • records and personal bests
  • interval runs
  • personalized trainin plan

 

Thoughts:

Solid app with great price, but it loses the heart rate bluetooth signal from senzor sometimes and the adverts are so intrusive, little frustrating to use. However, the actual app is pretty good, and has some unique features.


Rating:

4 star rating



In Conclusion:

 

All the apps will cover the most basic data recording: distance, speed, elevation, and sensor input.


Sports Tracker Running Cycling Pros Cons
+ visibility in direct sunlight - expesive price
+ accurate measurement
+ clear intuitive interface
+ connection HRM
+ record workout
+ clear website design
XXL FITNESS Tracker Pros Cons
+ best accurate measurement - nothing negative
+ intuitive interface
+ connection HRM
+ lifetime price
+ offline maps
+ live tracking
+ record workout
+ clear website design
Endomondo – Running &
Walking
Pros Cons
+ average accurate measurement - expensive price
+ connection HRM - advertising on the website
+ clear interface
+ record workout
Strava Running and Cycling GPS Pros Cons
+ record workout - connection HRM
+ clear website design - less accurate measurement
- highest price
- need to install google maps
Runtastic PRO Running, Fitness Pros Cons
+ best price - connection HRM
+ lock activity screen - less accurate measurement
+ record workout - advertising on the website

 

Pricing

1 month (eur) 3 months (eur) Year (eur) lifetime (eur)
Sports Tracker Running Cycling 3,59 24,99
XXL FITNESS Tracker 5,99 13,99
Endomondo – Running &
Walking
5,99 26,99
Strava Running and Cycling GPS 5,49 54,99
Runtastic PRO Running, Fitness 4,99

 





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