Top smartphone apps for sports, triathlon, running, cycling, and activity- League Table

Red-Jabra-Blue-Garmin-HRMRUNHere is a first attempt at a chart for top SPORTS and ACTIVITY tracking apps. It’s based on the number of reviews on Google Play Store (Android). Notes about this are covered at the end, at least you have a handy link which may prove more useful than the accuracy of the ‘stats’ !

Android App Name Est. Reviews Rating Aug-15
Runtastic running & fitness 10,000,000 423,221 4.5 Link
Nike+ Running 10,000,000 359,673 4.4 Link
Runkeeper GPS Track Run Walk 10,000,000 307,507 4 Link
Endomondo 10,000,000 248,918 4.4 Link
My Tracks (Google) 10,000,000 193,028 4.2 Link
Google Fit 5,000,000 129849 4 Link
Strava Running & Cycling GPS 1,000,000 129,777 4.6 Link
Sports Tracker 5,000,000 123,121 4.5 Link
Runtastic Running Pro 1,000,000 121,762 4.6 Link
Mapmyfitness – Run 5,000,000 95,250 4.5 Link
Fitbit 10,000,000 81,226 4.0 Link
Runtastic Road Bike 1,000,000 67,011 4.5 Link
Mapmyfitness – Walk 1,000,000 57,329 4.4 Link
Mapmyfitness – Ride 1,000,000 55,576 4.4 Link
adidas micaoch 1,000,000 51,780 4.3 Link
Runtastic Mountain Bike 1,000,000 40,492 4.5 Link
Garmin connect 1,000,000 24,478 3.4 Link
Runtastic Mountain Bike Pro 50,000 12,144 4.6 Link
Runtastic Road Bike Pro 50,000 11,518 4.6 Link
Polar Flow 100,000 7,406 3.1 Link
Jawbone Up 500,000 5,609 4.1 Link
Polar Beat 100,000 3,541 3.3 Link
Training Peaks 100,000 2,746 4.3 Link
TomTom MySports 50,000 2,008 2.9 Link
Ride with GPS 100,000 1,927 4.1 Link
Wahoo Fitness 50,000 1,782 4.0 Link
Suunto Movescount 50,000 1,731 2.7 Link
Samsung Activity Tracker 100,000 1,587 3.3 Link
Under Armour Record 50,000 1,563 4.1 Link
IpBike 100,000 1,225 4.3 Link
Microsoft Health 50,000 957 4.0 Link
MIO Go 10,000 892 2.8 Link
Epson Pulsense 10,000 360 2.5 Link
Elite HVRV 10,000 287 4.3 Link
ithlete 1,000 116 3.6 Link
Tacx Training 10,000 108 2.8 Link
BioforceHRV 10,000 70 3.1 Link

OK the stats are flawed for numerous reasons including the following. Any suggestions on how to relatively easily get more accurate stats would be appreciated, especially for iOS/iTunes:

  1. Excludes windowsphone – may not be too much of a factor
  2. Excludes iOS/Apple – massive omission
  3. Excludes proprietary phone vendor stores for Android like SAMSUNG store
  4. Based on the number of reviews – this is probably not too bad a measure actually and at least is an accurate number.
  5. Basing instead on the number of downloads would count someone who has downloaded and then subsequently deleted OR never used OR is no longer using
  6. In any case downloads are supplied by Google Play as a range eg from 10,000-50,000 from which it is not possible or meaningful to draw an single figure inference.
  7. Some apps are paid-for (like BioforceHRV), this will consequently have a lower number of downloads and may also make a paying-user more critical in the ranking they give to the product.
  8. Some vendors make multiple similar products (paid and free versions) it may make sense to aggregate all of these.

Either way it looks like we all like Strava and Runtastic.

Original material from me BUT inspiration from a similar idea by zitasport.com

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