SportyPal is a free app that allows you to monitor and log your workouts. It can be used to track running, cycling, walking, rollerblading, or similar exercise.
Using the GPS function of your iPhone, SportyPal is able to log lots of data about your activities. The software records you speed, movement, distance traveled, position and calories burned.
Using SportyPal is as simple as choosing New Workout from the main menu then selecting the type of activity you'll be doing. The GPS service will then be launched and the app will kick into action just as you do. The screen will show you the elapsed time and the all the activity data mentioned above. You can pause the timer at any moment by pressing the Select button to set a checkpoint.
Map your routes
As you're exercising, SportyPal can display your position and the route you've taken on a map. This is a great feature when it works, but too often SportyPal failed to display the map in our tests. We did enjoy the fact that the app has its own music player, allowing you to create playlists from tracks pulled from your iPod.
All of the runs, cycles, skates, etc. you do are stored in the My Workouts section of SportyPal. Besides getting a rundown of all the stats for each workout you can also view you route in on the map and see the evolution of your exercise on a graph. If you register with SportyPal then you're able to upload all of your workouts to the internet.
SportyPal didn't always seem precise during our tests. At times, following a connection drop-out or a change of environment, the stats seem to skew.
Although it's not 100% accurate all the time, SportyPal makes for a handy way to track your workouts and log the routes you've taken.