RunKeeper, one of the most popular fitness applications on the market, has issued an update that allows users to set goals and tell their friends about said goals, which is a feature that users were clamoring for. Keeping track of your runs is obviously useful, but for some people, setting goals and seeing them locked in will help keep them more motivated to get out there and run!
RunKeeper’s new update allows users to set four types of goals. Users can set a goal to make a specific distance by a certain date. For example, a user may want to run 5 miles by July 1st. Users can also set goals for cumulative distance. Do you want to run a total of 100 miles between now and the end of the summer? Well now you can set that as a goal. The last two types of goals are completing a race and losing a specific amount of weight in a time frame of your choosing.
Once you lock in your goals, you can share them with your friends on Facebook and Twitter. This gives you a real sense of accountability, as everyone will know whether you have succeeded in your goal, and they will see your failure if you do not succeed. You can also invite others to follow your progress and cheer you on.