Using running apps as a referee (part 2)

All of a sudden a female voice sounded from my left upper arm during the referees training. I was pretty surprised.

I turned the audio volume of my smartphone off, but the Endomondo audio-feedback is apparently able to keep talking. The idea of the coaching is nice, but I felt a bit stupid that my phones was making noises during the training session.

Last week, I asked you for suggestions for good running apps. Thanks for your mentions on Twitter, Facebook and this blog.
Thanks all for your suggestions for the running apps. You suggested: Endomondo, Runkeeper, MapMyFitness and Adidas miCoach. I already used the free version of Runtastic.

The Endomondo app I used last week is good, but I’d like to know what the time interval is for the app to connect with the GPS satellite/tracker. Doing a workout on the streets is easy for running apps, but it is pretty difficult to measure distances accurately if referees make short turns. I’ll take a look at the other apps and will let you know which app connects most often with the GPS satellite/tracker.

For what it’s worth: I ran 7,34 km’s during last training session. At first a few warm-up rounds, then sprints followed by ten sets of 2 minute runs and 1 minute rest.

See map below of the Hague’s training ground below with the route we did.

Measuring how many km’s I run during a match

I just bought this armband for my smartphone. Reason: I want to get an idea of how much I run while practising and maybe even when officiating a match.

Hopefully you can help me. Does anyone of you have experience with running apps? I’ve used Runtastic (free version) once, but would like to try other alternatives. Which app has been useful to you?

Does someone know if there are running stats of professional referees? I’ve found many of Champions League and Europa League players, but not of the officials. Would be nice to have a look at that stats too.