ASICS Acquires Runkeeper App

ASICS Acquires Runkeeper App

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Runkeeper has announced that they've entered into a definitive agreement to be acquired by ASICS. Jason Jacobs, founder of Runkeeper, posted about the acquisition on Medium.

When we look ahead, it seems clear that the fitness brands of the future will not just make physical products, but will be embedded in the consumer journey in ways that will help keep people motivated and maximize their enjoyment of sport. By putting these two pieces together (digital fitness platform and world class physical products), you can build a new kind of fitness brand that has a deeper, more trusted relationship with consumers and can engage with them in a more personalized way.

Partnering with ASICS to fulfill this vision together makes a ton of sense. We both have deep roots in and focus on running as a core component of the fitness experience. There is strong alignment between our brands and core values. And from people using our Shoe Tracker feature in the app, we know that ASICS shoes are by far the ones that Runkeeper users run in the most!

Jacobs says not much will change for users but having access to ASICS' resources will help them move even faster.

You can download Runkeeper from the App Store for free.

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rjrocker - June 27, 2016 at 8:52am
The acquisition of RunKeeper will definitely add wings to the growth of ASICS. RunKeeper is indeed a good app, I myself used it since almost everyday since I was doing my Distance Education MBA.