What is RunBuddy?
Have you ever been out for a walk, run, or ride and suddenly found yourself in an uncomfortable or potentially dangerous situation? All of us have. That’s why we built RunBuddy – a smartphone application that acts as your “buddy” while you’re out for a walk, run, or ride.
RunBuddy is a safety tool for the endurance sport community. The app is designed to advocate for you, to get attention to your situation, when you may not be able to.
How Does RunBuddy Work?
Using cellular connectivity, RunBuddy:
- Allows your “buddies” to see your location on a map in real time.
- Sends both automated and manually activated in-app alerts to your buddies if you sense or the app senses that you could be in trouble.
RunBuddy is free to download. This way, anyone can be a "buddy". The free "buddy" version must be downloaded and set up in your phone or your buddy's phone in order to receive the in-app alerts. To view your friend's activity, click on the "Buddy Activities" tab in the menu.
The fully functional version of RunBuddy requires a subscription - which you can sign up for in the Settings tab in the menu.
About RunBuddy Subscription features:
- Panic button alerts
- Automatic stationary and overspeed alerts
- Log and keep track of your activity history
- Invite others to watch your activity and receive alerts
To invite your friends and family to download RunBuddy so they can be your "buddy" while you are out for your walk, run, or ride, go to the Invite Friends tab in the menu - where you can invite them via text message, Facebook, etc.
Payment will be charged to your Apple ID account at the confirmation of purchase. The subscription automatically renews unless it is canceled at least 24 hours before the end of the current period. Your account will be charged for renewal within 24 hours prior to the end of the current period. You can manage and cancel your subscriptions by going to your App Store account settings after purchase.
Improvements to distance and pace accuracy!
Other bug fixes and tweaks to error handling
Ratings and ReviewsSee All
Excellent Response Time
I initially had some issues after first downloading the app, but the app owner was quick to respond and help me fix the issue. Works like a charm now!
Thanks for keeping me safe on my runs!
Developer Response ,
Hi AJ654! Thanks for your patience... and thanks for helping us find the screen-scroll bug! If anything else comes up, my email is firstname.lastname@example.org - I'm available at your convenience! Enjoy RunBuddy and stay safe! -Scott
Cant even get past the set up page
I tried to sign up without a subscription but I cannot even get past the sign up page. Seems like there is something below my email but I am stuck there.
I would really benefit from an app like thus bc I run alone.
Developer Response ,
Hi ATLbound! Sorry you ran into this bug. On 4/1/2020, we updated RunBuddy to version 1.1.3. This version allows users with larger text settings to scroll their screens. We definitely want you to be safe while running! Please make sure your phone updated to version 1.1.3 and give RunBuddy another shot! If you still have issues, please feel free to email me at email@example.com. Thanks! -Scott
- Strategic Risk Transfers, Inc.
- 59 MB
- Health & Fitness
Requires iOS 9.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone 5S, iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iPhone 6S, iPhone 6S Plus, iPhone SE (1st generation), iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus, iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, iPhone X, iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max, iPhone XR, iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro, iPhone 11 Pro Max, iPhone SE (2nd generation), iPhone 12 mini, iPhone 12, iPhone 12 Pro, iPhone 12 Pro Max, iPad Air, iPad Air Wi‑Fi + Cellular, iPad mini 2, iPad mini 2 Wi‑Fi + Cellular, iPad Air 2, iPad Air 2 Wi‑Fi + Cellular, iPad mini 3, iPad mini 3 Wi‑Fi + Cellular, iPad mini 4, iPad mini 4 Wi‑Fi + Cellular, iPad Pro (12.9‑inch), iPad Pro (12.9‑inch) Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad Pro (9.7‑inch), iPad Pro (9.7‑inch) Wi‑Fi + Cellular, iPad (5th generation), iPad (5th generation) Wi‑Fi + Cellular, iPad Pro (12.9‑inch) (2nd generation), iPad Pro (12.9‑inch) (2nd generation) Wi‑Fi + Cellular, iPad Pro (10.5‑inch), iPad Pro (10.5‑inch) Wi‑Fi + Cellular, iPad (6th generation), iPad (6th generation) Wi‑Fi + Cellular, iPad Pro (11‑inch), iPad Pro (11‑inch) Wi‑Fi + Cellular, iPad Pro (12.9‑inch) (3rd generation), iPad Pro (12.9‑inch) (3rd generation) Wi‑Fi + Cellular, iPad mini (5th generation), iPad mini (5th generation) Wi‑Fi + Cellular, iPad Air (3rd generation), iPad Air (3rd generation) Wi‑Fi + Cellular, iPad (7th generation), iPad (7th generation) Wi‑Fi + Cellular, iPad Pro (11‑inch) (2nd generation), iPad Pro (11‑inch) (2nd generation) Wi‑Fi + Cellular, iPad Pro (12.9‑inch) (4th generation), iPad Pro (12.9‑inch) (4th generation) Wi‑Fi + Cellular, iPad Air (4th generation), iPad Air (4th generation) Wi‑Fi + Cellular, iPad (8th generation), iPad (8th generation) Wi‑Fi + Cellular, iPod touch (6th generation), and iPod touch (7th generation).
- Age Rating
- This app may use your location even when it isn't open, which can decrease battery life.
- © Strategic Risk Transfers, Inc. 2019
- In-App Purchases
- Monthly Subscription $0.99
- Yearly Subscription $9.99
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.