The popular third-party Nike Running app, Run+, updated this week to add shoe tagging and GPX exporting. GPX is essentially a file format used for saving and sharing GPS data. The shoe tagging feature is an option made available after a run is concluded and allows for users to record which pair of shoes they were running in. The total distance run is automatically calculated and this information can be used to gauge when shoes should be replaced.
Given that there’s no official Nike Running app on Windows Phone or PC, many users who transition into the Windows 10 app ecosystem from iOS or Android end up using Run+. While unofficial, the app still syncs activities to the Nike Running server and now contains almost all of the features in the official version.
Here’s everything the Run+ app can do:
- Record run distance, pace and calories.
- Share on Facebook and Twitter.
- Start and join challenges.
- View all past runs from all devices.
- Map the path and elevation of your run using your phone's GPS.
- In-run audio feedback at predefined intervals.
- View and compare with friends.
- View your trophies.
- Play your power song or favourite playlist while you run.
- Run under lock screen.
- View runs on your lock screen and Live tile while running.
- Support for Metric and English units.
- Record where you ran and how you felt about the run.
- Detect and record weather during run.
- Tag shoes.
- Export to GPX.
Run+ recently upgraded to the new Universal Windows Platform App format and is now available on Windows 10 PCs in addition to Windows phones. Another popular Windows phone running app, Runtastic PRO also updated earlier this week and actually added some Mirror’s Edge Story Run content based on the recently released Xbox One video game, Mirror’s Edge 2.
Are there any features you would like to see come to the Run+ app? Discuss with the community in the comments below.