ANDROID COMMUNITY - Nov 6 - With Google Fit integration, users of these 2 fitness apps can expect to meet their health and fitness goals easier and quicker with the data that can be viewed and accessed.
XCONOMY - Apr 9 - RunKeeper CEO Jason Jacobs thinks most of the standalone fitness trackers won’t make a big dent in the consumer market. The smartphone is just as good, and already in millions of people’s hands. A resent survey found that more than half of fitness wearables' owners abandoned the thing. The RunKeeper app, which launched in 2008, has ~30M users. The startup’s argument has always been that the smartphone is the right device for fitness tracking.
MOBI HEALTH NEWS - Mar 20 - More and more fitness devices are flooding the market, but Jason Jacobs, CEO of RunKeeper, thinks they are on a “road to nowhere.” "There’s less and less differentiation and more and more players in the market” he said. “So we’re focused on being the software that powers the fitness component of phones and wearables. While we still plan to integrate with the third party inputs, we don’t think the standalone fitness devices are the vehicle that is going to take this stuff to the mass market. We think it’s going to be the phone.”