Anyi deas...

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Registered: 10-03-2013
Anyi deas...
Wed, 09-03-2014 - 11:56pm

hello I want to know if any of you knowsome free apps (Android) for running with no GPS activated included. I want to download a running app to my mobile to keep track of my running, but I dont have the internet yet activated yet on the phone but since it is a smart phone  the GPS  function is there already. But I know that most of the running apps require the GPS activated but with the internet on  to track the running.  dont have that. SO are tehr out there some running apps  where I do not necessarily need the internet  but it can work if I only activate the GPS function but with no internett activated?



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Registered: 11-09-2011
In reply to: Nana0071
Thu, 09-04-2014 - 1:54pm

Hmmm... I think they all need GPS for distance purposes (they claim), but this one says it has an indoor mode for timing. Not sure if that helps.

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Registered: 06-16-1998
In reply to: Nana0071
Mon, 09-08-2014 - 1:01pm

The GPS needs internet to send data that plots your movement which is how it tracks your distance. You could use it with WiFi if you ran on a track at a place that has wifi, but if you are running on streets, trails, beach etc you need internet service turned on. If you just want your time, your phone probably has a stopwatch function. 

Another idea is to plot your course (before or after the run) on your computer on an app like MapMyRun and then you will know the distance of a particular route. But for real-time mapping you need internet.