It’s no secret I have a
major slight obsession with my iPhone and since I just got the new one for Christmas, my obsession has gotten worse (if you are debating, yes it’s sooo much better)!
I have done a couple posts on some fun iPhone apps for runners and have a new one to add to the list… Gazelle GPS Cardiovascular Workout Tracker!
The gazelle is a new app that is designed to be your GPS device while running.
It’s claim to fame is how easy it is to use and I immediately noticed after I downloaded it that it was really simple and very user friendly. There was a really quick tutorial that showed me the steps to use and that was it, I was ready to go!
All you have to do to start the timer is tap the screen, to pause you hold the screen for a little bit longer, and to restart you just tap it again. That’s it!
You can set it up to lap at whichever distance you want, the mile is the pre-set which I left mine at. The home screen shows both the total run and the current lap which is very convenient.
After you are done with your run it is stored in the history which is also really easy to get to. You can see the overall history of your run and also all the splits.
You can also email yourself the workout so you can log it and have it somewhere besides your iPhone.
My only issue was trying to stop it at stoplights since I keep mine in my pocket. Each time I stopped (at a light or whatever) I had to take the phone out to pause it which isn’t the most convenient thing in the world, but not the worst either. The developer did mention that an update with auto pause will be available which would solve those problems for me! If you wear your phone on an armband (which I would do if I was using this app on a regular basis instead of a garmin) it would be even very easy since the screen would be right there to touch, not in your pocket.
I have used a couple different iPhone apps for GPS tracking for those tragic days my garmin has died and all of them I kind of have been frustrated with. This one was really easy and straight forward to use and I would definitely recommend it to those iPhone users out there who want a GPS app on their phone.
I am not planning on giving up my garmin anytime soon, but will definitely be using this as backup!
***I was given a free download of this app in exchange for my review.