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Run 5k (GPS & Pedometer) - Couch to 5k plan

By Aleksandar Vacic

This app is only available on the App Store for iOS devices.

Description

Improve your fitness with the best beginner 5k app. Demo videos:
* http://vimeo.com/radianttap/run5k
* http://vimeo.com/radianttap/run5k-watchapp

AWARDS

· Best new apps, December 2014
· Apps for Runners (2014/2015) editorial in Health & Fitness category
· Promoted app in Health & Fitness category
· New Year, New You (2015) editorial


FEATURES

• 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) to measure your heart rate during the run
• 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
• Integrates with Apple Health - will write workout data and – if available – HR data into the Apple Health app

Note: this app allows you to test the waters for the first two weeks of the running plan. Afterwards you can unlock the full plan with one simple in-app purchase.


• 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. Run 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.

Share your speed (pace) and distance anywhere and/or export full GPX track then upload it your chosen running community

• MUSIC •

Use any other Music/Podcast app and play whatever you want, Run 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 Run 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.
Thank you for your time.


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Note:
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.

What's New in Version 5.1.2

A small stability update for iOS 9 / watchOS 2 while I'm working on proper big update for the both of them.

## Changes

* Removed the option to use Google Maps due to outdated SDK (missing some key iOS 9 support)

Screenshots

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Customer Reviews

Completely satisfied (almost)

I'm getting ready to run my first 5K in about five weeks. I tried a handful of couch to 5K apps and not one had everything I wanted. This one does. It's very basic - The interface is very user–friendly, The coaching voice just gives me what I need to and isn't condescending, the encouragement and prompts come just at the right time, plus it doesn't come with all the cutesy social media junk that just weighs an app down (although it does allow me to post my stats if I want.)

Only thing I would like to see is the social posts to be a little more specific to my stats – right now it's just posting a link to the app.

I have emailed one of the developers previously and he was very responsive. Thanks for making an app that does what it needs to, no more, and I'll never mind paying for that!

Good, clean app, but...

This app is super simple and has a very clean layout. I'm already into week 4, and no complaints about the app itself. I went ahead and plunked down the $5 when the two free weeks were up because I was already used to it, and it already had my jogging data, but...

I'm not sure if I missed it in the intro slides, but like others have said "in-app purchases" is not accurate if you can't use it after two weeks. And the only thing letting you know that (before the two weeks are up, on week two) is some small text at the bottom saying that this is your last free week. Feels a little bit like a bait and switch, but I'm willing to support the dev, so... shrug. That's why 4 instead of 5 stars. Thanks!

Pacing is Everything

I started my Jogs with a pace of 5.0 for the first 3 weeks. I stumbled in week 4. I found myself stopping the tread mill repeatedly to catch my breath. My friend suggested lowering my pace. I took it down to 4.5 and was able to finish week 4 I repeat mode and the rest of the program. I decided to start over from the beginning. This time I started with 6.0 pace. I hit the same stumbling block in week 4. This time I took it down to 5.5 and was able to finish the first workout. I believe running at the faster pace in weeks 1-3 better prepared me to take on the rest of the program. Thank You Couch to 5K. I'm down 25 pounds.

Run 5k (GPS & Pedometer) - Couch to 5k plan
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  • Free
  • Category: Health & Fitness
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  • Version: 5.1.2
  • Size: 19.9 MB
  • Apple Watch: Yes
  • Language: English
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Compatibility: Requires iOS 8.3 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.

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