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RunKeeper Updated for Android With Lock Screen Widget, Now Works Officially With Pebble Too

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Runners and Pebble owners, the time has come for your new smartwatch to become a legitimate option as your running partner. Runkeeper updated this morning to include official support for the darling of Kickstarter, bringing real activity functionality to the watch that has for the most part been lacking since launch. In order to utilize Pebble with Runkeeper, all you need to do is pair your Pebble to your smartphone, update to the newest Runkeeper, and launch a new activity. Once launched, your Pebble should automatically display your progress (image above). 

Along with Pebble support, Runkeeper now has a widget for both your lock screen and home screens. You can start, pause, and stop activities without having to unlock your phone or fully launch the app, assuming you are running Android 4.2+.

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  • Seth Schorr

    This looks great.

  • huskerhog

    Lock screen widget is only for 4.2 or above. 🙁

  • Bill Anderson

    Woot! I’ll get to use this on the commute home 🙂

  • Bailers77

    Don’t know about others, but hearing about the lock screen is actually a bigger deal to me. No more trying to type in a code when at the end of my run to stop my workout, or check my stats? Sign me up.

  • huskerhog

    The lock screen widget will be of great assistance.

  • Tom Z

    I really like Runkeeper with one major exception, GPX files exported from the site have the wrong time code. Now if they could fix the 2 year old problem with GPX export from their website. I also take photos and would like to use the GPX file generated to GeoTag the photos. It doesn’t work, because they have yet to fix this long standing problem!

  • Where do I get those awesome minimal menu buttons?

  • Futbolrunner

    Still waiting on my Pebble. :/ I might as well save my $ and wait for Google’s smart watch.

  • Andrew

    I can’t wait for the 2 way communication update they said is coming in a month or so. That’s going to make the Pebble even better.

  • Brian