The more seat bound and satisfied among our readers may be surprised to know that there are no shortage of Android apps out there that want to track how you run. Actually, maybe not. All that time spent on the computer probably means a greater likelihood of running across this post and the many like it than someone who's out running. Either way, the Nike+ app has managed to reach version 1.7 without spraining something, and it has picked up a few new features along the way.

This release comes with an updated home screen. When you sign-in, you will now see a leaderboard preview at the bottom that compares your runs to those of your friends, assuming you know people who also use the app. You can tap this to open up the full leaderboard.

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Nike has changed the screen that appears while you're running. The background changes color to match your level, and you can use new gestures to lock the screen or pause runs. This release also makes tweaks to the way you set up goals for each run, and you can receive feedback to let you know how well you're doing. Here's the changelog with more details.

What's New:

  • NEW IN-RUN SCREEN
    Our brand new in-run screen makes viewing your metrics quick and easy at a glance. New gestures to lock your screen, pause & end a run, make it simple to control your run while you are on the move.
  • UPDATED HOME SCREEN
    See how you stack up against your friends with the new home screen leaderboard preview. The full leaderboard is now just a tap away.
  • IMPROVED RUN SETUP
    It’s now easier to set a goal for each run and receive audio and visual feedback to help you reach your goal