Are you looking to lose weight, exercise more, beat your best running or cycling time, or simply keep track of what you eat? Having a good fitness apps handy makes it a lot easier to channel that inner motivation and helps you stay focused on your goals. Here are the best fitness apps, tried and used by out fighters that will help achieve your fitness goals faster.
An estimated 25 million people use the RunKeeper application to track their running, walking, cycling, biking and more via GPS. The app allows for the tracking of detailed statistics around pace, distance, time, and calories burned, progress, and coaching through headphones with built-in audio cues. Runkeeper can also track heart rate via an accessory.
This app has been around for some time and is based around tracking dietary intake rather than training activity and physical output. However with support for both iOS and Android, simple food diary, food data base of 3,632,000 items, weight tracking and a basic activity tracker it offers something for everyone and costs nothing.
Endomondo currently sits as one of the highest rated paid for applications of its kind on Android. It can track running, cycling, walking, interval programs, pedometer and has a customised audio coach.
Endomondo is aimed at tracking a wide variety of general sports activities rather than being sports specific but has a clean and easy to use UI that makes it a pleasing application to use.
Instant Heart Rate – Pro won the best Health & Fitness app on Mobile Premier Awards 2011.
This application does exactly what is says on the tin. It accurately and consistently tracks heart hate which can be very important to any athlete during a high intensity training phase to help avoid over training and track heart rate variability. It does this by using the phone’s camera to track colour changes on the fingertip.
This free application is very easy to use. You don't even have to tap anything, it just starts up and tracks your route using GPS, records your distance, time and speed.
You can make it your personal trainer as it guides your through each step. It has over 100 full body workouts that can be customised. You can also add running to create a holistic training program by integrating it with Nike + running club. It allows you to create your own profile, saves all your training progress and shows you approximate calories burned.