Apple's picks for top 42 iPhone fitness apps

By Brian Dolan
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Apple's Top iPhone Running Apps

Nike+ Running -- Free

Nike Running

From the app's description: "The most popular running app on iTunes just got even more motivating. Now you can add friends and see how you stack up. Keep tabs on who's logging the most runs and miles, then get out there and beat them. From the trail to the treadmill, your iPhone's GPS and accelerometer accurately record your distance, pace, and time. In-run audio feedback lets you know these metrics at every mile, so you can stay focused on your run. Get in-ear cheers from your friends on Facebook and Path when you broadcast that you’ve started a run. Tag the Facebook friends who you ran with and share a map of your route with friends and family." MORE

Zombies, Run! -- $3.99 (additional "seasons" cost more)

Run Zombies

From the app's description: "You tie your shoes, put on your headphones, take your first steps outside. You’ve barely covered 100 yards when you hear them. They must be close. You can hear every guttural breath, every rattling groan - they’re everywhere. Zombies. There’s only one thing you can do: Run! Zombies, Run! is an ultra-immersive running game and audio adventure, co-created with award-winning novelist Naomi Alderman. We deliver the story straight to your headphones through orders and voice recordings - and when you get back home, you use the supplies you’ve collected while running to build and grow your base." MORE

RunKeeper - GPS Track Running -- Free (premium membership $4.99/mo or $19.99/year)

RunKeeper GPS Track Running

From the app's description: "Join the more than 17 million people who are using RunKeeper to turn their phone into a personal trainer in their pocket! Track your runs, walks, bike rides, hikes, and more using the GPS in your iPhone. Track your fitness activities and have fun doing it. See detailed stats around your pace, distance, and time. Get stats, progress, and coaching through your headphones with built-in audio cues. Listen and control your music while you work out. Measure your heart rate with many available sensors. Take pictures along the way to share and save while you go." MORE

Ultimate Running Races -- $2.99

Ultimate Running Races

From the app's description: "Discover the 500 biggest, strangest, most loved, and most extreme running races from around the world with one of the best running apps on the iTunes store. Apps for running are plentiful, but none gives such comprehensive details for each race. The Ultimate Running Races app allows you to plan your running year – from ultra running events, to sociable city runs – keep track of your times, and share your successes with your friends. Compiled by world champion mountain runner Angela Mudge, along with contributions from some of the world’s leading runners including Kilian Jornet, Mara Yamauchi, Ryan Sandes and Jonathan Wyatt, the Ultimate Running Races app is destined to become one of the best running apps around." MORE

Tempo Magic Pro -- $4.99

Tempo Magic Pro

From the app's description: "Tempo Magic lets you speed up or slow down the BPM (Beats Per Minute) of any song on your iPod without messing with the pitch. We won't ruin your favorite songs with high-pitched chipmunk lyrics or slowed down zombie vocals. Tempo Magic adjusts the music straight from your iPod app - no lengthy uploads or importing required. Just pick your playlist and go. Conceived and co-created by international fitness industry leader Petra Kolber and Yes! Fitness Music, the fastest growing fitness music company in the world." MORE