FitBit has updated its iPhone app with MobileRun. The feature uses GPS on a smartphone to accurately track, log and compare runs, walks and hikes efficiently and easily. An Android app is to follow soon.

The newest version of the Fitbit app works with all Fitbit activity and sleep trackers: Flex, One and Zip – as well as with the MobileTrack function on the iPhone 5s version of the Fitbit app.

Through GPS integration, MobileRun allows users to track and elevate training or workouts with real-time updates and key stats from individual runs, walks and hikes, including exact route, pace per mile (splits), distance and time.

MobileRun includes a range of features:

  • Route history, spoken distance and mile markers while on a run, allowing users to monitor improvement or push themselves further in the moment
  • Stats tracked integrate seamlessly with the main Fitbit dashboard, giving credit for steps taken, calories burned and active minutes during routes
  • New Exercise Frequency calendar keeps users on track towards their workout goals – it automatically displays the days they have worked out by pulling in the frequency of MobileRun routes and logged exercises
  • Users can now conveniently play and switch songs from their iTunes playlists without leaving the Fitbit app, keeping the focus on their workout.

We’ll be taking a look at the MobileRun features, of course.