Why Oh Why Runkeeper?

I ran with my Runkeeper last weekend around my neighborhood for a little over 3 miles.  I used both my Runkeeper and Nike+ allowing the music to play through Runkeeper.  I hooked up my Wahoo strap to detect my heart rate and paired it with Runkeeper.  Runkeeper confirmed it was connected and bingo I was set!

I stepped outside my house in the cool air with my running gear and gloves and started out around 9 am which is actually very late for me to start working out.  I walk the first 1/4 mile and then start my trot and push START for both running applications.  My music starts and “hey I don’t recognize this song how did this make my playlist”?  “Oh well it is banging so let me keep it moving”.  “Hmmm, who is that riding their bikes straight toward me”?  “Oh that is just my neighbor and his daughter returning home from a morning bike ride”.  Onward I go.  At the 15 minute mark the Runkeeper audio chirps in with everything I want to know….run time, pace, speed, and then skips it……no mention of my heart rate!


What in the world is going on????  Runkeeper why aren’t you recording my heart rate when you said my HRM was connected?  GEESH that is one of the main reasons I chose your running application.  Please don’t tell me something is faulty.  I know my heart is beating because going up this hill it feels like it is about to burst out of my chest!  Please don’t tell me I won’t even get a mention of what my heart rate is today!  ARRRGGGHHH!

Does anyone have any suggestions as to why Runkeeper did not pick up or record my heart rate eventhough it said it was connected?  Also it recorded calories burned – how could it do that without the heart rate?  HELP!

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    Shauna December 10, 2012 (2:13 pm)

    I use Run Keeper too. My polar HRM doesn’t hook up at all to RK. I read it was the iPhone’s lack of a good bluetooth connection that makes it impossible for it to connect. It does suck though, what type of phone do you have?

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      DSTPRL December 10, 2012 (2:16 pm)

      Hi there. I have the iPhone 4S. I am gonna stick to Wahoo’s application.

      Thanks for your input.

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        Shauna December 10, 2012 (2:18 pm)

        Yeah, it seems the iPhone has a lot of trouble hooking up to Run Keeper. No problem!