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5 essential running companion apps for iOS

iOS Running Apps

Ah, spring. Who doesn’t love spring? The weather’s nice, good fruit starts to come in season and your excuses not to get out there and start running become slimmer following a long winter indoors.

Ok, so not everyone may like that last one so much, but it is true that spring is an excellent time to get out there and start running. If you’re one of many that comes to this conclusion every year but finds themselves disheartened after the first few runs, perhaps it’s because you’re not maximizing the potential of your smartphone as a running companion.

There are a ton of great apps out there designed to help make your run better and these may very well be the best.

Nike+ Running Updated with Apple Health App Support

It has been a bumpy start for Apple's Health app, but more developers are getting on board now that all the kinks have been ironed out. For example, Nike has finally updated one of its iOS apps with Health app integration. On Tuesday, the footwear company rolled out version 4.6 of its Nike + Running app with Health app support and other new features.

Nike+ Running

The app now includes a new quick start feature and the ability to swipe in any direction to access your music or running stats. The app has also been updated with elevation tracking for the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, and it is now capable of delivering more accurate and detailed running information by tapping into your Health app data. You can view the entire changelog below.

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