RunKeeper App For iOS Adds Support For iPhone 5s M7 Motion Coprocessor
The iPhone 5s delivered a plethora of changes and alterations over the preceding iPhone 5, and as ever, we all got a little bit excited. As well as throwing in a dual-LED, ‘True Tone’ flash, ‘Touch ID’ fingerprint sensor and a new Gold model for everybody to drool over, the Cupertino company also revamped the processor with an A7, 64-bit offering, making the device the very first smartphone to offer such architecture. To cap things off, there’s now an M7 motion coprocessor thrown into the melting pot, aiding overall efficiency by helping certain processes run in the background. Naturally, app developers have been steadfast in their adaption to the new features, and now, the popular RunKeeper app has been updated to take advantage of M7. Details after the break.
Fitness apps have had a great time in mobile space. With smartphones offering everything from GPS to a plethora of sensors including thermometer, heat and movement-detecting capabilities, users can harness the power of their handhelds to log almost any type of physical activity in a heartbeat.
RunKeeper has established itself as one of the best in the business, and with maker FitnessKeeper, Inc. now utilizing M7’s always-on tracking, your iPhone 5s can monitor movement even when you’ve not specifically told it that you’re going for one of your annual runs.
Updated to version 4.1, RunKeeper brings a new Pocket Track mode that will automatically keep a log of any walk you take longer than a fifteen minute duration. Whether you’re a bit of an exercise freak or simply like to keep track of every movement you do – there’s FuelBand for that, don’t you know – then RunKeeper will have all of the details ready for you to check at a glance.
It’s often the case – particularly when we’re on one of our fitness bursts – that we like to know every little dot of exercise carried out during the course of a day, and so now, with RunKeeper on iPhone 5s, you can.
To top thinks off, there’s also an AirDrop feature letting you share workout info with your buddies, adding a nice encouragement / competitive element to proceedings. Download the updated app below, and be sure to leave your comments via the usual mediums.