Do you need a bit of help to reach your fitness goals? You might want to take a look at your smartphone as the ideal motivational partner. The newest smart phone applications can play a role in helping you achieve your fitness goals through interactive features, instant stats and tips, and GPS technology.
Try these apps, which are compatible with both Android, iPhones to give a boost to your workout. Keeping up with your fitness can help your life insurance rates, as well as other insurance.
RunKeeper has been around for a while, but it’s still a great fitness apps. RunKeeper allows you to track your runs, walks, or bike rides by using the GPS system in your phone. You can view your detailed stats on its easy-to-use layout, and also track your progress over time. RunKeeper even allows you to connect with your friends so others can track your achievements and goals. It also provides real-time coaching by giving you audible updates on your pace, time, distance, and more.
Endomondo Sports Tracker
Endomondo focuses on the community aspects of staying motivated to reach your fitness activity goals. The app uses GPS features on your phones to track running, cycling, jogging, skating, and even dancing. Then, you share your progress with friends by connecting Endomonodo to other online social accounts, such as Facebook. The app also can connect to some supported fitness devices, such as Garmin sports watches.
Moves is a newer app. It’s a way to turn your phone into an activity tracker. It uses GPS to record your movements and then creates a neat timeline showing where you went and how long it took to get there. If you have an iPhone 5S, you’ll see optimal battery life, but with other devices, be aware that the app drains the battery—or learn to use the very helpful settings that let you pause tracking for a specified amount of time.
The Nike+ Running app, which is available on iPhone and Android phones, tracks your distance, pace, time, and calories burned while you run. It uses GPS to map your route and has audio feedback built in—including real-time cheering every time one of your friends from Facebook or Path (a private social network) “likes” the post where you’ve noted you’re going out for a run. If you have a Nike+ FuelBand SE, the app integrates well with it.
The free website and app Lose It!, is designed for counting calories and logging exercise. It can help you lose weight, especially if you tend to eat name-brand American foods. Lose It!, which has been around for years, has an incredibly strong community of supportive people to help you stick to your goals.