With the number of apps available on Google Play Store, staying in shape no longer means going to the gym every day. You can literally bring the gym everywhere with you, some fitness apps even let you fit in workouts in a busy schedule, some let you track your progress by recording the details of your workout from the time and distance of that morning run, to the number of walking steps you have taken per day. The following is a list of the best Android fitness apps that are not only compatible with your phone but also Android Wear.
From its list of nifty features to integration with third-party apps and services such as Google Fit and Apple Health, RunKeeper is highly recommended by many. Like its name suggests, RunKeeper is one of the best choice apps for running enthusiasts. You can map out your runs, keep track of the distance covered and calories burned. This app is also an expansive monitoring tool capable of handling gym and cycling workouts.
7 Minute Workout
7 Minute Workout app is the ideal choice for busy people or fitness beginners who are not ready to delve into the intense workout routines. This application helps you lose weight or gain muscle by guiding you through a 7-minute workout routine. This usually involves the display of a simple set of exercises, making them easy to do and that won’t intimidate your entry into an healthier lifestyle.
Strava features an index of useful features, both within the app and from external add-ons. Strava app uses GPS to track your bike riding and running progress, storing data such as distance, elevation, speed, and pace. Thereafter this recorded statistics can help you challenge yourself or friends who use the same app.
Strava help you find ideas on the best/popular routes to take based on the data collected from other Strava users.
With its integration to Android and Android Wear, Google Fit is what Android users may consider, the go-to fitness app. Though the app comes short in features, Google Fit can be accessed via its own website.
This app allows you to log your weight, steps, heart rate and activity duration automatically. Google Fit also lets you choose from a long list of exercise activities that you plan to do, from walking to snowboarding. In addition to this, you can set daily workout tasks and the app will notify you as soon as you have accomplished them.
Runtastic is the best monitoring app for running and cycling that offers comprehensive data that can be analyzed such as the exact position you've been on a map, distance information, heart rate speeds and so on. Your tasks can also be viewed on 3D.
Some of its best features include a customizing your own workout diary, an automated voice coach for motivation while you are on route, and also the ability to add weightlifting or treadmill activities to boost your overall fitness.
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