As I mentioned before, I have upgraded to the HTC Incredible after my Blackberry Storm started to die. Since the Incredible has many of the same capabilities as the iPhone (GPS, accelerometer, app store, etc.), I found it to be much more useful than my iPod Touch (no GPS) for running.
While Cary and I were working on the Couch-to-5K program, I had to use an app on my iPod called UltraTimer. UltraTimer can store and activate a series of timers, which we used to track time when alternating between walking and running. Now that we’ve completed the Couch-to-5K program, we’re just running, so there’s no need for multiple timers.
I downloaded a program called CardioTrainer from the Android App Store on the Incredible. This app uses the phone’s internal GPS antenna to record my running route. When the workout is over, the CardioTrainer app saves the workout data and then automatically uploads it to my Facebook account as well as to the CardioTrainer website. The workout data contains a map of the running route, average speed, estimated calories burned and a speed graph that covers the whole route:
Similar apps are available in the Apple App store, but since my iPod Touch doesn’t have built-in GPS, they’re not much use.
Also fortunately, the HTC Incredible fits snugly in my iPod Touch armband.
So I can ditch the iPod in favor of the Incredible, which allows me to listen to music, podcasts or FM radio (the latter also missing from the iPod) while tracking my running distance and speed. I tell ya, this technology stuff is nuts.