Best Fitness Apps: Strava Run and Cycling
Available for: Android and iOS
For anyone who likes to get out and go, Strava Run and Cycling is one of the best fitness apps you can find right now.
The idea is simple, but the execution is impeccable. Take your smartphone with you on your run or bike ride, and Strava tracks your route. When you’re done, you can see how far you went, how long it took you and how the day’s performance compared to past ones. And the app allows you to post your accomplishments to social media, in case that helps motivate you.
That’s all fairly standard stuff, though. Where Strava really excels is privacy.
The danger of posting your running or biking routes is that people can see where you start and stop. So if you run from home, it’s not too difficult for people to figure out where that is. Strava lets you mark activities and locations as private so they’re not visible to anyone else.
It’s a small thing, but should give you a bit more peace of mind while you’re out running.
Adam Benjamin is an Assistant Editor at InvestorPlace. He enjoys running, cross-training and martial arts.