Being somewhat of a 'minimalist' when it comes to my workouts, I really like the jS Running-Walking Tracker and Step Counter because it's simple to use and easy to monitor while running.
At the start of the run, the simple touch of the "Start" button activates the app's running mode, where most activities are controlled by gestures. You can control your music, glance-free by double-tapping anywhere on the screen to play/pause music, swipe right/left to change tracks, and up and down to control volume.
I like the large, easy-to-read running metrics, which are color coded. You can choose to allow the screen to scroll through the metrics, or lock in on one metric, such as distance, pace or duration of the workout. Of course, you can also swipe through the other metrics if you choose.
There is a special mode for armband use where the angle of display can be adjusted to optimize the readout.
And, no other app offers the safety features like the jS Running-Walking Tracker and Step Counter.
The personal alarm function is designed to draw the attention of a passerby in case of an emergency. the alarm is easily triggered by pulling the headphones out of the device.
An instant call emergency or a saved contact number is activated by using a simple tab and hold gesture.
SMS run details and location can be sent to a saved contact or to a loved one at the start of each run.
Finally, you can turn your iPhone to a side light when running at dusk or in the dark.
Check out the jS Running-Walking Tracker and Step Counter at the App Store. http://apple.co/2cYbMrU
You'll love this easy to use, safety-loaded app.