The iPhone CAN make you healthier and more fit. It won’t do so on it’s own, of course, but if you want to get yourself in better shape, the iPhone can help like almost nothing else on the planet.
That said there are way, way too many health and fitness apps vying for your attention in the App Store. And it can be hard to figure out which ones are worth the download because each one represents a big time investment.
What I mean is this: health and fitness apps aren’t like games that you can download and decide whether or not they are any good within a few seconds. It takes awhile to put them through their paces and decide whether or not they are good or bad — and if, sadly, you decide one isn’t what you are looking for, you risk losing some of that “test” data. That’s bad news.
Luckily for you, ever since I picked up a new Apple Watch about a month and a half ago I’ve been on a massive health kick. I’ve been looking for apps that aren’t gimmicks, that don’t cost an arm and a leg (the in-app subscriptions some health and fitness apps want to hook you with will make your jaw drop) and actually help you make progress toward whatever your goal is.
And while you might recognize a few of the apps on this list, don’t stop reading. There’s a reason why they are mentioned here rather than some trendy new health or fitness app — I found them to be truly valuable and better than the alternatives.
Running is one of the most popular forms of exercise on the planet for a few good reasons: it’s incredibly cheap (just buy some shoes and maybe a Spotify subscription for the Running Originals), it can be done anywhere (and anytime) and it’s effective.
There are tons of apps out there that can help you track your running stats. Map My Run, Nike+ Running, RunKeeper, Strava Running and Cycling and on and on. In truth, most of these apps are pretty good and have similar functionality. But after comparing several, I feel like Runtastic is my favorite.
For starters, I need something that works with my Apple Watch and Runtastic does so beautifully.
I also enjoy how easy it is to use; it’s fast to get started and ...