It is with great pleasure that we are able to debut our first combined entry from two of our Gear Team members. Both Don and Jean-Luc have produced reviews of the iPhone Runner’s Pace Calculator. I have managed to combine both of their reviews into one critique. Enjoy!
The Runner’s Pace Calculator is a fun little app that features distance (MI/Km), speed, and a comparison to real race data. It is simple to use and very accurate. This app provides statistics which can help runners to set personal goals and to pace for races or training runs. For those who are a little more competitive the Runner’s Pace Calculator can provide you information to determine where you would place in some major running events. If you are not an elite runner, it can be humbling or motivating to see where you placed in the New York Marathon, Rome Marathon, or Ironman World Championships. However, it would have been nice to see a Canadian half-marathon or marathon in the race field. I’m sure they are working on it.
Jean-Luc mentioned that he liked the fact that he can switch from kilometres to miles easily and predict longer distances based on previous race times. The interface (“screen” for those less tech savvy), was big enough and easy to manipulate.
Both Don and Jean-Luc would recommend this app to any runner. The Runner’s Pace Calculator is free and can be downloaded from iTunes.
Thank you so much for your input, Don and Jean-Luc.