Improve your fitness with the best beginner 5k app. Demo videos:
• Works outdoors, using GPS found in any iPhone running iOS 8
• Works indoors, based on pedometer in iPhone 5s, 6 and 6 Plus
(perfect for treadmill use, during winter)
• Includes Apple Watch app
• Wonderful, detail-rich interface, with day and night theme and automatic switch between the two
• Personal voice coaching during each run
• Clear running view, perfectly optimized for quick side glances during the run
• Supports heart rate monitor devices based on Bluetooth Smart (LE, 4.0)
• Full running history and progress with graphs and important numbers
• Extensive details view of each run, with speed changes over time, average and best pace and full map of the track
• Apple Watch •
Use it as both the remote control and remote view for your runs.
• VOICE COACHING - NO NEED FOR A STOP WATCH •
You only need to go out, start your preferred music app then switch here to enjoy the run. Go 5k will tell you when you need to change pace, in plain, easy to understand English.
It will also encourage you along the way to help you finish each run.
• VISUAL BLISS •
You can check your progress during the run with one glance to see current distance, heart rate, pace/speed + time left until the end of current pace unit.
You have a choice of light and dark theme, perfect for use at day or at night. You don't have to choose that beforehand - if you have automatic brightness enabled (which is default on iOS), app will automatically switch to dark theme when brightness is below 25%.
With our Today widget, you can check the run progress even when your phone is locked.
• RUN HISTORY & GLOBAL OVERVIEW •
Always challenge your self to beat the previous best pace. Review the entire run history at any time.
You can share either your distance or speed in nice and short snipper, perfect for Twitter or Facebook. You can also export full GPX record of your run and then upload it to your runner community of choice.
• MUSIC •
Use any other Music/Podcast app and play whatever you want, Go 5k will work great with it
When the voice guidance is played, music fades out and afterwards returns to original volume.
• NOTE • if you like Go 5k, make sure you review it here on the App Store - it helps others find the app and it gives me incentive to develop it further.
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This app uses GPS tracking to measure speed and distance. While the run is in progress, it will continue to measure even with the app in background; for ex: if someone calls you during the workout.
Prolonged use of GPS can significantly impact battery life. Since some of the run sessions can go for 30-40 minutes, make sure you have good battery charge when you go out.
A small stability update for iOS 9 / watchOS 2 while I'm working on proper big update for the both of them.
* Removed the option to use Google Maps due to outdated SDK (missing some key iOS 9 support)
Ratings and Reviews
Great running app! Only minor complaints.
UPDATE: This was originally a much more critical review, but the 2.2 update addressed many of those concerns. I feel like it should be noted this seems a trend with this developer. If you look through the reviews here, you'll see many concern themselves with bugs and features that have long since been fixed. Kudos to the developer on their responsiveness!
There are a number of great things about this app. It has, generally, a nice and usable interface. Its post-run map is a great bragging/motivating tool, and is pretty accurate for a phone. I find Its (close to realtime) while-you-run stat page is particularly useful.
It contains a fairly full-featured in-app playlist manager that's great for building an ad-hoc soundtrack for your run. It also plays well with others if you'd rather play music from iTunes, Pandora, or some such in the background.
There are small problems. The dark grey theme they use is very visually pleasing, but is very hard to read in sunlight. The start, half-way, and goal messages are announced in Siri's simulated voice. Which is cute, in its way, but not very motivational. I also wish it had the ability to specify a "power song" or sync your music with your run in some way. But those are minor nits to pick.
Great App but....
I pretty much like the app... I'm just getting started and headed out to my third workout... It has definitely helped me to start running as I really hate running in general. I would love to be able to save more than one playlist... I hate sorting through songs before a workout. Also, in the first week right after the halfway point there is a run segment that the say will last for one minute... It lasts for well over two minutes. That is discouraging for us new runners bc we are not at a point where we can run that long... Plus it is annoying bc it breaks up the rhythm.., can you please fix this?
Whoever this lady is - that says "Great, all done" at the end of each run - I looove her. :)) Such a cool app, I'm so proud when I drag my lazy…behind ;) to the end.
I love the little details these guys added, especially the animated update of the overview screen when I finish the run. The distance count going up, man does that makes me happy or what.
I hope to post an update soon, after I'm done with few weeks worth of running. I see that some people reported issues with previous versions, this one looks rather good to me, but I'll let you know as I go along.
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.