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Runtastic gets a design overhaul to catch up to Runkeeper

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Runtastic today relaunched its self-titled fitness app after passing 70 million downloads across all of its apps.

The new Runtastic app features a complete redesign, bringing it more in-line with Apple’s iOS 7 aesthetic. The app’s last iteration was starting to look ancient [pictured here].

As far as new features go, Runtastic has made two of its paid features — a music player and a live tracking option — free. This creates new competition for rival app Runkeeper, which currently charges for features like live run tracking for races.

Other key changes include a new hydration feature, which the company claims “takes into account users’ activity details, personal stats, local weather conditions, and more to provide a post-activity hydration suggestion.”

The five-year-old company places major emphasis on its self-titled Runtastic app, but Runtastic also offers a wide-ranging suite of single-purpose apps — all of which contribute to the 70 million figure above. From dedicated mountain biking to winter sports, you can see all of Runtastic’s apps here.

More about the companies and people from this article:

RunKeeper is a mobile app and online social community that enables runners and other fitness enthusiasts to track and measure activities, and and improve their overall health. To date, the RunKeeper platform has over 30 million users a... read more »

Runtastic offers products and services that all focus on gathering and managing sports data in order to motivate people to do sports and to link like-minded people. No matter if you run, cycle, walk, ski or do any other sport – Runta... read more »

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