November 2, 2010 in Health and Fitness (E)
[prMac.com] Frankfurt, Germany - Berbie Software today is pleased to announce an update for TrailRunner, the outdoor oriented route-planning and journaling software for Mac OS X. Among other improvements, TrailRunner can import activity recordings from the new Nike+ GPS app for the iPhone.
"The Nike+ GPS app for the iPhone is by far the sexiest workout recording app for the iPhone." said Berbie, developer of TrailRunner for Mac OS X, "with the new TrailRunner 3.2 release, users can record an activity with the Nike+ GPS app for the iPhone, add additional notes like how felt, weather conditions and personal notes within the app and later import everything wirelessly into TrailRunner, including calories burned and the recorded GPS track."
While the iPhone and other GPS enabled fitness devices are perfect to record outdoor activities, they're not well suited for managing them. TrailRunner is the perfect application to fill this gap. TrailRunner manages all recorded activities in a diary. Users can analyze and compare activites, make regional collections, view courses on a map and display additional information like altitude, speed and - if available - biometric data like heart-rate.
In addition to these options, users can create routes in TrailRunner and follow these routes for the next outdoor session. This enables users to plan a course before leaving home. To plan routes, TrailRunner uses either the community driven openStreetMap service or the users collection of previously completed courses. Routes can even be calculated based on distance and attractiveness. Depending on the target fitness device or iPhone application, planned routes can be uploaded to the device and be used as a guide. With iPhone apps like Trails or RaceBunny - featuring offline mapping services - the planned route and the current location can be viewed on a map even when there is no cell reception available.
TrailRunner supports many sport activity devices that can record outdoor sessions. This includes various GPS enabled fitness devices like the Garmin ForeRunner, Garmin Edge, Suunto and Polar watches, the Nike iPod SportsBand and Nike iPod. For the iPhone, TrailRunner can import data recorded with famous GPS enabled applications like Nike+ GPS, Trails, MotionX, Runkeeper, 321run, RaceBunny, Cyclemeter, runtastic, Trailguru, iTrail and many more able to export sessions as a KML or GPX file.
TrailRunner 3.2 is free but the author thankfully accepts a support fee of 25 Euro. TrailRunner is highly recommended on facebook and in the Mac centric outdoor and GPS community. The Nike+ GPS app and other apps mentioned for the iPhone are available in the Apple App Store.
Started in 2005, Berbie Software pioneered the development of a Mac OS X application focused on outdoor and long distance sports. By building a mash-up of various services, TrailRunner delivers a simple to use application that covers most features outdoor enthusiasts need to plan and journalize their activities. Copyright (C) 2005-2010 Berbie Software. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, iPhone and Mac OS X are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries.