Your data is precious. Be sure to protect it!

October 30, 2023

We live in an amazing time. Our phones are electronic marvels that contain access to tons of tools and information. They also serve as repositories for our own personal information, which some apps can find too tempting to resist. Fitness apps are no exception.

When you perform a workout with the help of most fitness apps, you generate various types of data, including location data, health metrics, statistics, and more. Some apps have you generate a user account, which allows it to collect your personally-identifiable data and merge it with your workout data. This information can be extremely valuable, and not always in the right hands. A breach of this data can lead to identity theft, targeted scams, and unwanted marketing.

Moreover, location tracking, a common feature in running apps, poses unique privacy risks. Constant tracking can reveal patterns in your daily life, potentially exposing you to stalking or other dangers. When using these apps, it’s essential to understand how your data is used, stored, and shared.

Unless, of course, you’re using RunTracker. RunTracker doesn’t collect any user-identifiable data, nor does it collect any location data whatsoever. In fact, it doesn’t send any personal information to any servers anywhere. No worries about spam, marketing, or data breaches! Everything stays on your device.

Even if you don’t use RunTracker, you want to be informed about how your fitness apps are leveraging your precious data. Opting for a running app that prioritizes privacy is a vital first step. Look for apps that:

  • Collect only necessary data.
  • Provide clear privacy policies.
  • Offer robust data encryption.
  • Allow you to control data sharing settings.

RunTracker is designed with privacy at its core. We keep all of your fitness data safe on your device and nowhere else. We do collect a small amount of non-personally identifiable data designed to understand app usage, as well as crash data. We do this only so we can improve our app and make it better.

Even outside of the fitness realm, it’s good to stay on top of your privacy. Read privacy policies for the websites and apps you use the most, making sure you understand what data is being collected and how it’s used. Regularly review and adjust the permissions in your apps on your device. Protect all accounts with strong passwords and don’t use the same password twice. And finally be thoughtful about social sharing. Sharing running routes and achievements is fun, but be aware of the location information and other metrics you might be unwittingly offering up to strangers.

In the digital world, your privacy is as important as your physical fitness. You can trust RunTracker to uphold the highest standards of privacy and security. Download RunTracker now and try it for yourself!