Marathon is an application designed primary to aid runners with their workout. It uses the phones built in GPS receiver to keep track of various statistics such as distance, speed, calories consumed and altitude change. Thanks to the voice announcement feature you’ll know your progress without picking your phone out of the pocket. You can also compete against your previous recordings or setting a goal based on time and distance. Even though its primary designed for runners Marathon can be used with all kinds of outdoor activities. Which, according to its users includes taking the plane to Mexico (Remember that receivers/transmitters are forbidden on most commercial flights).
Version 2.6 adds the following:
â€¢ A FREE version.
â€¢ Export results to kml, gpx and csv.
â€¢ Backup and restore all results using http://www.marathon-mobile.net.
â€¢ Min and max speed on the dashboard.
â€¢ Current elevation on the dashboard.
â€¢ Records speed, distance, calories consumed, climb/decline, etc.
â€¢ Shows charts of speed and altitude change.
â€¢ Draws your route on a map.
â€¢ Share your results online, on your blog, Twitter or Facebook.
â€¢ Voice announcements with intervals based on either time or distance.
â€¢ Pause/resume recordings.
â€¢ Ability to cut off your results at the start or end.
â€¢ Analyze your result by breaking it up in intervals of e.g. 1km.