Back in March, we reported RunKeeper had rolled out a new feature that lets you set specific fitness goals…and tell all your friends. The only thing is, the new ‘Goals’ feature was reserved for the browser-based version of the app, until today that is.

Just to recap, the ‘Goals’ feature lets you set specific fitness goals on your RunKeeper profile page, and track how you are doing against those goals over time. There are four types of goals you can set:

  • Achieve a specific distance. For example, complete a 10-mile run by August 1, 2012
  • Achieve a cumulative distance. For example, run 50 miles in total by September 30, 2012
  • Complete a race. For example, run a marathon by March 1, 2013
  • Lose a specific amount of weight by a set timeframe.

RK RunKeeper moves its fitness goals feature beyond the browser and onto its native mobile appsFrom today, this feature has been rolled out to the RunKeeper mobile apps on Android and iOS. “Since launching our Goals feature on RunKeeper.com, we’ve had lots of requests to bring the goals feature to our mobile apps, and we’re excited to let you know that we’ve done just that,” says the official RunKeeper announcement.

“Goal setters are 5 times more likely to stay active and we think bringing this experience to the phone will make it even easier for you to stay motivated and reach your goal,” it continues.

Naturally, you’ll also be able to sync your goals between your mobile and RunKeeper.com account.

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