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Turn By Turn GPS Directions

We've heard quite a bit of requests from our community for turn-by-turn directions for any activity where they have preloaded the route into RunKeeper. Let us know if you'd be interested in this kind of feature below!

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Useful for foreign cities, although it's easier to just look at your GPS track and backtrack if you get lost. I imagine turn by turn directions would be paired with loading up a specific workout or GPS track similar to the way GPS watches work.

I can see where it would be most useful is in a trail race. Load the race map as a workout in your account and flip on turn-by-turn in your Settings. Now as you reach different trailheads, your phone can help guide you which path to take. Great for instances where race trails may not be well marked (or you're too tired to notice the tiny orange flag stapled to a tree).

Brian Van Peski 6 votes
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Yes!! I was hoping it already had this functionality... Was just searching to see how to turn it on. Please add!!!

Rebecca Gwyer 2 votes
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I had never considered this but it sounds like a good idea for those of us who go for a run from hotels in cities away from home. It would need to be in conjunction with some type of pre-loaded map - maybe from other users who upload their favourite run from a hotel/park/etc. ?

blue66holden 10 votes
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Yes! It is more interesting to run on a new route, especially if you are out of town. It is difficult to keep looking at the app to make sure you are track and not lost.

Benjamin Hofmann 8 votes
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This is exactly what i am looking for. Love Runkeeper for tracking. Now planning Lands end to John o Groats. A UK end to end cycle. What i really want is one app that tracks and gives me turn-by-turn instructions as i go. I imagined i would load up the routes, select the one i wanted then the nice lady would speak to me as she does now, except it will be like a GPS. Then i can leave it in my pocket and have a headphone piece in my ear....perfect.

If you had this i would upgrade to premium

Please, please, please add it before June 2015.

Dave Hartley 4 votes
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This would be extremely helpful! Yes please!

I create new routes before going to areas I haven't run in so that I know where I'm going and that I will get the distance I need. But sometimes when I have to get "creative" with how I loop through a neighborhood or a trail network it would be nice to get audio reminders of turns rather than trying to look at my phone in my arm band.

Charles Casper 4 votes
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I am EXTREMELY interested in this functionality. I love on the road and often find myself in new cities that I do not know. Since I run with my phone in an armband I would love to have the app tell me when to turn.

Matthew Green 0 votes
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I sometimes look at other people's activities in the neighborhood and it would really be helpful if you could just run without thinking was it this road or the next. I

Bob Brants 0 votes
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Yes this feature is needed. When you are running with a group with a specific route it is hard to read off a sheet of paper. Turn by turn directions would prevent anyone from breaking from the group or getting lost.

Elaine Arthur 0 votes
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Yes, definitely! I found a great website for creating the routes and later exporting to .gpx, hence I'll be really happy to see such feature, when I'll be able to import .gpx file and then run it with turn-by-turn GPS directions.

Viktor Sobolev 0 votes
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Yes yes yes!!!!!! I was just running a new route last week in a foreign place and at the end I had to run with my phone in my hand not to miss a turn and get lost!!!

Ulrich Gruener 9 votes
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yes please...I have been waiting for this function for years. I often cycle in different cities with new/different routes. Would be so much easier with turn by turn directions.

Dan R 0 votes