“What’s the best app for mapping out my runs, and why?” —Mack M., Toronto
The experts agree: MapMyRun is hands-down the best option.
Matt Johnson, the head coach at the Chicago-based Runner Academy, likes MapMyRun for its “integration with popular watches and fitness trackers” — like Nike+, Garmin, and Polar — and its “searchable database of routes to run in your city or when traveling, making it easy to plan workouts.” It reports your stats in real time, using voice prompts to keep you informed of your progress. And if you decide midway through your run that you need something a little shorter, it’ll instantly devise a new route.
It also helps that MapMyRun is free, making it a steal in the world of fitness trackers.