The team that has brought the popular MapMyFITNESS apps has gone to the dogs. Today they announced a brand new app, MapMyDOGWALK. It is an application for your iPhone that tracks your dog walks and outdoor adventures effortlessly and keeps you motivated to hit the road or the trails everyday.
I have been a daily user of the MapMyRIDE app for over two years. Not only do I use it for it’s intended purpose of tracking my rides on my bike but it is my go-to app to track my training for my dog sledding teams.
I use the app to track speed, distance, and time and can even say that the app has come close to saving my life! Using the GPS feature I can plot my exact location on the trail and use it to find my way home if I get lost in the minus 20 degree temperatures in the wilds of Alaska!
Of course everybody posts everything on Twitter and Facebook these days. With the MapMy series of apps it makes this effortless. Your friends can literally be on the trail, adventures, 5K run, or whatever you indulge in, using the ‘live feed” feature. Heck you can even post pictures too!
I am sure that the new MapMyDOGWALK will be a big hit. Who knows, I might just get my dog an iPhone and let him walk himself…
More information about the MapMyDog app:
Exercise your dog and get healthy at the same time! Log your walks, automatically track your calories, and sync with your free account at www.mapmywalk.com.
MapMyDOGWALK uses the built-in GPS technology of your iPhone to enable you to track your walks and gets you closer to achieving your health and fitness goals. Step out your front door, hit the road or trail, and this app will effortlessly mark out your path along an interactive map and record essential metrics including duration, distance, pace, speed and elevation. Once you finish your walk, save your data and it automatically uploads to MapMyWalk.com where you can view your route, walk data, and a comprehensive workout history.
The new MapMyDOGWALK also gives you the ability to easily share your workout data with friends and family via email and Twitter, listen to your iPod during your walk without leaving the application, and geo-tag photos along your route.
iMapMyWalk boasts all of these great features:
•Real-time tracking that measures and displays time, distance, pace, speed and elevation
•An interactive map that lets you view your current location and exactly where you have traveled along your route
•Synchronization with your online Training Log on MapMyWalk.com
•Manual entry of workout data directly from the app so you can easily record your indoor activities like gym workouts and cardio sessions on the treadmill
•Twitter integration that enables you to tweet your workout data to friends and family
•iPod integration that allows you to select and control your music while the app is running
•A geo-tagging photo capability that automatically uploads any photos you take along your walk to your saved route on MapMyWalk.com
•Voice Feedback detailing distance, pace, and speed. Get your walk data in real-time through your headphones.
• Now with Ant+ support: Monitor your heart rate during workouts and track results over time
• BTLE support on iPhone 4S: Wahoo Bluetooth Low Energy heartrate monitor – no dongle needed!