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 phone, 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.
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 Google Maps 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. For instance, at one point I was apparently running at 56mph! The majority of the time, though, the measurements seem pretty accurate.
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.
models of BB added to the SportyPal support list:
BlackBerry 8800 , BlackBerry 8820 , BlackBerry 8830 World Edition , BlackBerry 8900 Curve , BlackBerry 9000 , BlackBerry 9700 Bold , BlackBerry Bold 9000, BlackBerry Bold 9650 , BlackBerry Curve 8310 , BlackBerry Pearl 3G 9100 , BlackBerry Pearl 3G 9105 , BlackBerry Pearl 8110 ,BlackBerry storm 9500 ,BlackBerry Storm 9530 , BlackBerry storm2 9520 , BlackBerry storm2 9550 , BlackBerry tour 9630