App of the Week: MapMyWalk
Keeping fit can be easier with a little push from MapMyWalk
Marketing leaders tend to be a mobile bunch—traveling to visit clients, host events, and brainstorm with agency partners. Keeping fit on the road can be easier with a little push from apps like MapMyWalk.The app's goal is to, as its moniker suggests, track users' fitness activities via the built-in GPS on mobile devices. MapMyWalk keeps record of workout details; including duration, distance, pace, speed, elevation, calories burned, and route travelled on an interactive map. Results can be saved and uploaded to the app where users can view their route workout data, keep up with their goals, challenge friends, join groups, stay in touch with the MapMyWalk online fitness community, and even view their workout history.
Users can share their workout information on social networks such as Facebook and Twitter.
In addition to its intended use, the app's Twitter feed doles out tips for healthy living:
This weekend, park as far away from the store or restaurant when you venture out. #ExtraStepsAreBest— MapMyWalk (@MapMyWalk) April 12, 2014
Sometimes its Twitter gets a little pushy, though:
You don't have to go far - you just have to go.— MapMyWalk (@MapMyWalk) April 10, 2014
The possibilities are endless while using MapMyWalk:
One drawback is you get stuck with banal tweets, like this thorny one from Rose:
I'm walking with @MapMyWalk.— Rose McCarthy (@rosiemay0630) June 19, 2014
For every Rose, though, there's a dozen more like Dale and Jen: