Facts about Runtastic
Founded in 2009, Runtastic has rapidly grown into an innovative suite of apps, products and services that track and manage health and fitness data to motivate individuals to get in shape, stay healthy and improve overall fitness. In August 2015, the company was acquired by adidas.
With more than 245 million downloads and 130+ million registered users on Runtastic.com, Runtastic’s mobile applications sync directly with proprietary hardware to track distance, speed, pace, duration, heart rate, calorie consumption and route traveled (via maps) when running, biking or engaging in other exercise activities. The results can then be viewed directly within the app, via Runtastic GPS devices or on Runtastic.com, where users can view their online training log, get detailed data analysis and compare with others. Whether you are a novice or an athlete, Runtastic makes exercise easy and fun.
Runtastic offers over 16 unique apps, including the flagship Runtastic app, Runtastic Results, Runtastic Balance, Runtasty, Runtastic Steps, Six Pack, Sleep Better and other strength & fitness apps. Our products and services provide high-quality activity stats and progress reports so users can boost lifestyle awareness and improve their overall health and fitness. Data syncs to Runtastic.com, where users can view online training logs, access detailed data analysis, engage with a supportive community and access additional services.
Our headquarters is located in Linz, Austria. In addition, we have offices in Vienna and Salzburg (Austria).
For a behind-the-scenes look at our Linz office, click here.
Alfred Luger (CFO), René Giretzlehner (Head of Data Engineering), Florian Gschwandtner (CEO&CPO), Christian Kaar (CTO).
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Our Original Concept
The initial idea was born during a university project, where two of our founders worked on tracking sailboats during races. As the target group was too small, the founders decided to focus on a mass market with more popular activities, such as: running, biking, and walking. After tinkering with a few ideas, they came up with Runtastic. And, that’s how it all started in the fall of 2009!