Sportrate is a native BlackBerry 10 sports tracking application for those of you that like to monitor your exercise - and the app is free to download and use. However, if you need more than the free edition offers there are a further two paid options available.
The 'Basic' version is priced at $1.99 and with this you get more types of training, training charts and no adverts. If you try the app and decide to use it routinely you may want to grab the 'Advanced' version which is $4.99. Here you get .GPX export, high quality maps, more types of training/charts and again no adverts.
As you will see from the video - the user interface is bursting with color and the results from your workout are plain to see. Under the various boxes that show you your distance, pace, time, calories burnt etc there are simple start and stop tabs - along with the type of exercise. With this free edition you can choose from running, skiing, cycling, hiking, rollerskating and walking. If your particular sport isn't on the list you'll be wanting to think about upgrading to one of the two premium licenses.
Once you have completed a workout you can at any time jump into the history menu and view the details of the session. Sharing is supported via any of the applications you have integrated into your BlackBerry Hub, so if you're proud of your achievements you can simply share with a friend.
Just a quick note that in the video you may notice that the map was playing up for me. I have since discovered that this is a BlackBerry 10.2 multitouch issue and should be fixed in the next release. Certainly don't be put off my this small glitch.
Features of Sportrate include:
- Friendly interface
- GPX file export
- Plenty of activities
- Types of training
- HQ and very fast Maps
- Offline Charts (beta)
- + it's native app
If you are a sporty type of person I'd recommend giving Sportrate a go - you have nothing to lose with it being free. Let us know your thoughts in the comments - in particular if you can compare it to a GPS sports tracking app you already use?