Comparison of activity types in popular fitness tracking applications

I’ve checked out which activity types are available in popular fitness tracking applications. I tried to keep rows unmerged when I wasn’t 100% sure. I have no idea how to sort it so I guess I will leave that “as is”. Feel free to point me to any mistakes related to categorization. There are some interesting facts at the end of the article.

Running and walking

Activity type Strava Runkeeper Runtastic Endomondo
Treadmill Running +
Trail Running +
Treadmill Walking +
Treadmill Running +
Hike + + + +
Orienteering +
Walk + + + +
Fitness Walking +
Run + + + +
Nordic Walk + +
Snowshoe + + +
Virtual Run +

Cycling and similar

Activity type Strava Runkeeper Runtastic Endomondo
Bicycle (Indoor) +
Mountain Bike + + +
E-Bike Ride +
Motor Bike +
Bicycle + + +
Bicycle (Transport) +
Cycling (Ergometer) +
Race Cycling +
Virtual Ride +
Handcycle + +
Ride + + +

Skating and similar

Activity type Strava Runkeeper Runtastic Endomondo
Skate +
Cross Skate +
Inline Skate + +
Skateboard + +
Roller Skating +
Kick Scooter +
Ice Skate + + +

Ski

Activity type Strava Runkeeper Runtastic Endomondo
Roller Ski +
Alpine Ski +
Back-country Ski + +
Downhill Ski + +
Cross-country Ski + + +
Ski +
Ski Touring +
Nordic Ski +
Roller Ski +
Kite Ski +

Surfing

Activity type Strava Runkeeper Runtastic Endomondo
Surfing + + +
Windsurf + +
Kitesurf + + +
Wakeboarding +

Team sport

Activity type Strava Runkeeper Runtastic Endomondo
American Football +
Badminton + +
Baseball + +
Basketball + +
Cricket +
Curling +
Floorball +
Frisbee +
Golf + +
Handball + +
Ice Hockey +
Hockey +
Paddle Tennis +
American Football +
Rugby + +
Soccer + +
Polo +
Sports +
Table tennis + +
Tennis + +
Volleyball +
Beach Volleyball +
Indoor Volleyball +

Aerobics, gymnastics and so on

Activity type Strava Runkeeper Runtastic Endomondo
Aerobics + +
Arc Trainer +
Dance + + +
Gymnastics + +
Martial Arts + +
Meditation +
Pilates + + +
Stairmaster / Stepwell +
Strength Training + +
Stretching +
Workout +
Group Workout +
Stair-Stepper +
Weight Training + +
CrossFit® + + +
Zumba® + +
Elliptical + + + +
Yoga + + +
Activity type Strava Runkeeper Runtastic Endomondo
Diving +
Scuba diving +
Sailing + +
Swim + + + +
Canoe +
Kayaking + + +
Rowing + + + +
Indoor Rowing +

All remaining

Activity type Strava Runkeeper Runtastic Endomondo
Barre +
Biathlon +
Boxing / MMA + +
Bootcamp +
Canicross +
Circuit Training + +
Rock Climb + +
Climbing +
Climbing Stairs +
Core Strengthening +
Fencing +
Other + + +
Paragliding + +
Rope Jumping +
Spinning + +
Sledding +
Squash + +
Stand Up Paddling + +
Snowboard + + + +
Stand Up Paddling +
Wheelchair + + +

Interesting facts

  • Runtastic is not wheelchair-friendly application.
  • Kick scooting is only available in Endomondo.
  • Strava is the only application which doesn’t offer “Other” activity type.
  • One can meditate in Runkeeper. I wonder how activity report would look like.