Best Fitness Apps For Android And iPhone
There are hundreds of thousands of apps out there vying for space on your mobile device. It’s nearly impossible to keep up with all of them. We’re hoping to make things a little easier for you, starting with the fitness category.
To start, we’ve compiled a list of the top fitness apps available on Android and iOS. There are common apps you have likely tried before and maybe a few you have never heard of. The best part? All of the apps included on the list can be used for free. Here are our favourite ones.
MyFitnessPal is the easiest way to track eatings habits. You can scan a barcode or choose from company’s database of over 5 million foods to easily track nutrition and caloric intake. MyFitnessPal can also sync with a variety of fitness trackers (Fitbit, Jawbone, Garmin, Polar, Under Armour, Misfit and Withings) and popular apps, such as RunKeeper, Strava and MapMyRun.
Like the Jawbone Up app, the Fitbit app provides an easy way to track daily activities with your smartphone. The app can also be used to log food intake, water consumption and daily weight, but that’s not even the best part. Fitness tracking is more fun when you’re competing with friends. Fitbit is the name-brand when it comes to fitness tracking, and you likely know someone who either uses the app or owns a device. Competing with friends, family members and colleagues will help keep you motivated to walk that extra mile.
Strava is a running/cycling log, a tracking app and a fitness community all in one. There’s also a “Segments” feature shows how you compare to others on certain stretches of road. The key to Strava’s success is how many devices and services it is compatible with. Strava can sync with devices from Garmin, TomTom, Polar, the Microsoft Band, Fitbit, Timex, Suunto and more.
Argus is a one-stop shop for tracking activities, workouts, weight and sleep. You can also adds goals for caloric intake, water consumption, sleep, walking and weight. There’s no need for a fitness tracker, all of this is done on your iPhone or Android device. It can even measure your heart rate using the flash on your camera.
Fitocracy makes fitness fun. The app offers a variety of free workouts to help get you in shape. You can also create your own workout plan using the company’s extensive workout database. Fitocracy was inspired by MMORPG games like World of Warcraft. You gain experience points for each successful workout just like you would in a game. You can then work to unlock different achievements, raise your level and even complete workout quests.
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by techtalks @TechTalks April 18, 2016 5:32 AM UTC