RunKeeper, one of my favorite fitness apps for iPhone, received a notable update utilizing technologies for iPhone 5s owners.

RunKeeper now supports the iPhone 5s M7 chip, which allows the app to detect steps throughout the day without having to manage that activity within the app manually.

Version 4.1 also brings support for AirDrop (another example of the software being on the cutting edge) allowing users to share workouts with nearby friends as well as build your RunKeeper friends list by sending friend requests.

RunKeeper has a clean iOS 7 design and tends to quickly embrace hardware features and technologies (it even interacts with the Pebble smart watch) so check it out for free in the App Store.

What’s New in Version 4.1

Brand new features for the iPhone 5s!
-Pocket Track: Background detection of walking activities so that you get credit without having to hit ‘Start’ or ‘Stop’
-Stride rate chart: View how your stride rate changes while running or walking
-Improved auto-pause for running and walking activities

More goodness for the iPhone 5s, 5c, and 5
-AirDrop a workout: Share your one off workouts with friends nearby
-AirDrop a friend request: Add nearby workout buddies to your RunKeeper friend list

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