What are the best run walk intervals apps for iPhone or iPad?

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    Sworkit is a free app for Android and iOS devices that helps you with your workout programs. It's specially indicated for people that only have a few minutes every day but also for sports masters.

    iOS, Android

    Free- with in-app purchases

    Marilyn Curtis
    Written on June 26, 2018
    "When I used this app whenever I do workouts, it manages my time well. It has scheduled so I can balance my job while keeping myself healthy. For intervals, it is really helpful. "
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    The iSmoothRun app is a useful tool to track your physical activity and know your performance. You can use it also to program personalized interval workouts.



    Julia Walsh
    Written on November 2, 2017
    "I've recently started a bet with a good friend of mine on who is more active during their days at work. We both work in catering, but I am waitstaff and he is a cook. We decided to use iSmoothRun to track our progress over a few weeks of work. I of course won the bet!"
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    RunKeeper is an app that helps you track exercise, set goals, sweat, and see progress along the way. Whether you’re working your way up to tracking a 5K goal or deep into marathon training, this is a useful GPS app used by more than 50 million users.


    iOS, Android

    Free- with in-app purchases

    Víctor Hugo Navarrete
    Written on November 8, 2017
    "The Runkeeper app is a great way to track information if you are a frequent runner or if you walk for exercise. It is easy to program a specific route into the app via the mapping application, and it does a great job of providing information about road conditions and weather. The stats tracking is really well organized and I have never had any issues with runs/walks not tallying properly."


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    #4Nike+ Run Club

    Nike+ Run Club

    Nike+ Run Club is an app to help you run better and more often; including GPS tracking details, customized coaching plans, and nonstop motivation from your friends. 


    Android, iOS


    Howard Miller
    Written on November 8, 2017
    "This app is great to keep you motivated on your fitness goals. I especially enjoy setting it up for run and walk intervals as that helps me lose weight faster. "
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    #5Ease into 5K

    Ease into 5K
    Ease into 5K is a run and walk interval program very easy to follow. You only need three sessions of 30 minutes each one. This app will program your workouts with different walk and run intervals.


    iOS, Android

    $2.99- with in-app purchases

    Madison Bradley
    Written on November 6, 2017
    "This is a great app if you are looking for a good one to get you going on a run/walk intervals program for the iPhone. It has 5 stars from Self magazine and is a great one for beginners that are just starting out. The app says 3 times a week for 30 minutes is ideal, which isn't much of your time and won't be too straining for newbies. It's ideal way to lose weight, and even be able to train for a marathon, if that's your goal! Cool features that make it fun!"
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    #6Runtastic Workout Timer

    Runtastic Workout Timer
    Runtastic Workout Timer App is a useful tool for interval and circuit training. Define the intervals and construct your own workouts, that you could customize again and again.



    Lauren Jensen
    Written on June 26, 2018
    "Runtastic really allows me to do interval training. What's better is that it has a voice feedback! Now, it's not tiring for me to look for whenever it's a timeout or not. "
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    Endomondo lets you track your runs, walks, rides, and all of your workouts using GPS. You'll also be able to check your stats, and reach your fitness goals. 

    Android, iOS

    Free- with in-app purchases

    Harold Fowler
    Written on October 31, 2017
    "gps app taht tracks your runs, rides and other workouts. This one has great stats on your fitness goals."
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    Track and map every run with MapMyRun. For every mile you go, you'll get feedback and stats to help you improve your performance. Discover new workout routes and get inspired to reach new running goals with a 40 million member strong community of runners.

    Android, iOS

    Free- with in-app purchases

    Helen Yu
    Written on November 11, 2017
    "This app seems to offer a great deal of real time data which a runner could use effectively as long as the data is accurate and consistent. A serious athlete needs to be in control of their workout status and condition at all times. This app will certainly provide the necessary tools to keep the runner informed both in real time, and as a collected source of data."
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    #9Gymboss Interval Timer

    Gymboss Interval Timer

    Gymboss Interval Timer is an app developed by Gymboss LLC in 2014 for doing exercise such as boxing, weightlifting, or stretching. The workout programs can be saved directly in an iCloudDrive account for iOS devices. 


    iOS, Android

    Free- with in-app purchases

    Ronald Fernandez
    Written on June 21, 2018
    "Based on the limited responmse here and only that I would give it a high rating,I would gibve it a four becuae No way can I predict a higher rating based in ione individulas response, .zIt does seem to be perfect for the choice in thios category though so the high ratig"
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    #10Tabata Pro

    Tabata Pro

    Tabata Pro is an interval timer that you can use on your HIIT workouts. It features 3 programmable timers and different options for customization. It allows you to change music and set visual alerts and a speaking coach.


    iOS, Android


    Ann Jin
    Written on June 22, 2018
    "What I love about this one is that you have full control over how long each time span is, and I feel like that's missing in a lot of sports apps. It's made it very easy for me to slowly progress in my running and walking, and I'm so glad I found this!"


Best What are the best run walk intervals apps for iPhone or iPad
1SworkitApps 20 Free
2iSmoothRunApps 18 Paid
3RunKeeperApps 14 Free
4Nike+ Run ClubApps 14 Free
5Ease into 5KApps 13 Paid
6Runtastic Workout TimerApps 13 Free
7EndomondoApps 11 Free
8MapMyRunApps 10 Free
9Gymboss Interval TimerApps 4 Free
10Tabata ProApps 4 Paid

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