Endomondo Sports Tracker hits 10 million users and 320 million miles

By Adam Zeis on 27 Jun 2012 10:29 am EDT

One of our favorite sports apps for BlackBerry, Endomondo, has hit a milestone today. The company has announced that they have made it to 10 million users that combined have logged over 320 million miles with the app. If you haven't heard of it before, Endomondo is a sports tracker app that lets you easily keep track of your running, cycling, boating etc. from your mobile device. You can track your fitness goals and even get audio feedback during your workout. Be sure to check out Endomondo in BlackBerry App World and keep reading for the full press release.

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Popular Endomondo Sports Tracker Mobile App Hits 10 Million User Milestone and 320 Million Miles Logged

User Base Triples in under a Year; Stats Show Running, Cycling and Walking as Most Common Activities

SAN FRANCISCO, CA - June 27, 2012 - The Endomondo Sports Tracker mobile fitness app has reached the 10 million user mark, tripling the number of adoptees in less than a year while remaining the most highly rated fitness app across multiple mobile platforms. To celebrate, Endomondo will be offering the PRO version of its app for only $1 from June 27 to July 1.

Statistics show that almost a quarter of Endomondo's users are located in the Unites States. Great Britain and Spain follow with 10 percent each. The rest of Europe makes up 35 percent of Endomondo's users. Also of note is the fact there has been an 8 percentage point increase in usage over the last year by females. Currently, 75 percent of Endomondo's users are men and 25 percent are women.

Since launching in 2008, Endomondo has helped users track 320 million miles of physical activity. That equates to 1,335 trips to the moon. Almost half of the miles logged by Endomondo users come from cyclists who have peddled 144 million miles. Running, however, is the most popular fitness activity accounting for 44 percent of total workouts and racking up 87 million miles, or more than 3 million marathons. The third most popular physical activity is walking which totals up to more than 24 million miles. (Note: Complete infographic available at http://blog.endomondo.com/)

Mette Lykke, co-founder of Endomondo, said the ever increasing adoption of the company's mobile app can partly be attributed to the social nature of the service. She said a perfect example of this is the fact that since launching its Facebook Timeline capability earlier in 2012, Endomondo has seen traffic from Facebook increase by more than 150 percent and around 50,000 workouts are now shared daily on Facebook.

"Our mission is to make fitness fun by making it more social and more engaging," Lykke said. "Most of our users find it motivating to connect with friends, family and co-workers around fitness. Users can give pep talks to one another, comment on each others' workouts and challenge each other. The fact that our service becomes more motivating with the more friends you've got is a key driver for Endomondo's growth rate which is currently at more than 20,000 new users per day."

The Endomondo Sports Tracker is a free mobile app that turns GPS-enabled smartphones into a personal trainer and social motivator capable of tracking workouts, analyzing performance, and aids in the discovery of activities and insights into fitness. Endomondo stands apart from other activity tracking apps in its focus on the social dimension to fitness. By incorporating unique social aspects, Endomondo connects fitness fans locally and around the globe. Users can send friends real-time pep talks while they exercise, compete virtually against friends for fun, and share it all on Facebook, Twitter or across the Endomondo social network.

Endomondo is backed by Denmark's SEED Capital and a handful of private investors. The company has raised $6.2 million to date. For more information, please visit http://www.endomondo.com and follow Endomondo on Facebook.

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Endomondo Sports Tracker hits 10 million users and 320 million miles


absolutely LOVE this app. got it a few months ago and even though I am just getting into regular training I love that it tracks my KM, my time and of course uses the GPS to map out my routes. I bike and run(well jog, I am still a fat guy but hopefully not much longer).

It is a BBM connected app and I share my progress on Facebook as well. It is very much a social networking training platform. you add your friends and colleagues and can keep up with their progress and use it as motivation. just yesterday I opened the app, noticed my wife was in the middle of her 5K run and sent her a "peptalk" right from the app that she receives while she is running

If you haven't used it, its free and well worth the download.

check out the website as well, tons of info. I don't work for Endomondo, I just love this app this much!

+1. I think they built it with clear thoughts and the end user in mind. Profits come later and I'm sure theyredoing well in that department; pretty good for not seeing much in the form of adverts

Use this every weekend when I go out kayaking on my blackberry, one of the best apps! Still I want to know, off the 10mil users how many are BB users?

Holy S, you go out kayaking on your BlackBerry? That really is extreme sporting action at it's best! ;)

You can even use GoJo and strap it to your feet for water skiing or snow skiing. Attach wheels or a blade with GoJo and go skating... lol. Jk

I love this app and use it all the time. Unfortunately they tweeted that they'll not be bringing any updates for blackberry till the new os is released

Love this app, though i hoped that there were history syncing. But i can understand if they don't update the app for BBOS. Just hoping that they will have a BB10 app when it comes. :)

I use this app daily and have since the fitness article three or so months ago. It is a good app with many features, but it does need two-way sync (instead of just one-way uploads), the ability to edit from the phone, and the GPS portion needs tweaking (sometimes takes quite a while to locate and it will have several drop outs during an activity). Three and a half stars.

I built a custom mount for my 9900 on my bike and use this app every morning to track my commute in. I like tracking my max speed at this little downhill section. Made it up to 34.8 mph so far. Awesome app and congrats! Also, it’s pretty sweet that we were able to get the Pro version free during the BB7 apps promotion.

Never even heard of it, I've been using map my run and haven't been very impressed, will give it a shot.

It's too bad those 10 million weren't all BlackBerry users! :) I wonder what the proportion is?
Regardless, it's a great app and I use it often. Thanks for the Freebie RIM!

This app looked pretty awesome but all my athletic activity involved staying put....weight lifting, step climbing, stationary biking. ...i think i need to get out more.

These types of activities are supported by the app. For more accuracy, it would be best to couple it with a Bluetooth HRM.

I got en email saying they've got a sale on the app for $.99 right now but when I proceed to checkout it's still full price. Should I just wait for a later moment?

It's an app that has come a long way since it's inception. I believe that the BB and Android versions are the best if even for just the HRM capability using Bluetooth and a Zephyr heart rate sensor. No extra dongle required. Live tracking is also a very cool feature, especially for events and the Facebook integration is the best of any of the others I have tried.

I got the pro version for free thanks to RIM. Since then, I can tell you I am motivated to run. Why? Just to see my log record go up with the GPS tracking. LOL

I just received an email from Endomondo stating the Pro version is available this week for $1. Excuse me while I download it and add that expensive one dollar to my phone bill.

10 million users and only 320 millions recorded miles? It just indicates that a lot of those 10 million users didn't log anything with endomondo...

On another note: does anyone use it on the 9700 with os6 and is able to listen to music while logging? My phone becomes really slow, and it is difficult to just move the focus to pause or stop or changing volume...

You can play audio right from the app - but they never added the ability to shuffle a playlist. History stays on the website, but can not be re-synched to the phone. You can track live and send a pep talk by BBM or text/email - but the app will not read it. No way to send an audio pep talk. Occasionally has a hard time locking into GPS signal. Would have been nice to get a warning when GPS goes out.

Still 7.5/10. Got it free from RIM with BB7 promtion. Pairs accurately with my HRM and posts up to Facebook. One of the better training/tracking apps out there for BB, and the price can't be beat.

The shortcomings are partly Endomondo and partly BB OS. To compare, most of my friends use the Nike app for IOS. That app does everything Endomondo does , plus addresses nicely, the shortcomings noted above.