We live in a world where the phrase, “there’s an app for that” is just as essential to us as the air we breathe. It is a constant reminder that there is literally an app to help us maintain pretty much every aspect of our lives. Having said that, it comes as no surprise that there is an abundance of apps to help us maintain and track our fitness goals. In this blog with discuss a few of them and their features.
My Fitness Pal
MyFitnessPal is an app that tracks diet and exercise to determine optimal caloric intake and nutrients for the users’ goals and uses gamification elements to motivate users. Users can either scan thebarcodes of various food items or manually add them in the database of over five million different foods. Working in conjunction with over 50 devices and apps including Fitbit and Garmin wearable devices users can synchronize their health data to third-party devices for easier mobility.
Fitbits are activity trackers, wireless-enabled wearable technology devices that measure data such as the number of steps walked, heart rate, quality of sleep, steps climbed, and other personal metrics involved in fitness.
Alongside the activity trackers, Fitbit offers a website and mobile app for iOS, Android and Windows 10 Mobile. The trackers can be synced to devices such as mobile phones via Bluetooth, or to a Bluetooth-equipped computer running Windows or MacOS.
Users have the ability to log their food, activities, and weight, to track over time and can set daily and weekly goals for themselves for steps, calories burned and consumed, and distance walked.
Calories in versus calories out are more accurately measured when app users keep their tracker on. However, the app can be used without a tracker to measure calories on a lifestyle app. The app offers a community page where users can challenge themselves and compete against other users. The social element anticipates an increase in motivation, finding that users take an average of 700 more steps per day when they have friends on the app.
The RENPHO is a Smart Scale that has a simple, sleek and modern design. It is equipped with four high-precision sensors and four electrodes to ensure a quick and accurate body composition analysis. The surface is made of 5 mm tempered glass and the bottom is made of quality ABS plastic.
The scale analyzes 11 key body compositions such as: Body Weight, BMI, Body Fat%, Water %, Skeletal Muscle, Fat-free Body Weight, Muscle Mass, Bone Mass, Protein, Basal Metabolism, and Body Age.
The scale is paired with an app that Syncs with your favorite fitness apps, and also feeds data to Apple Health, Google Fit, or Fitbit App!
Zero is an app created as a simple way to track your daily fasting. Zero comes with two predefined fasts but is also completely customizable, allowing you to define your daily fasting hours and days per week. Zero tracks hours fasting as well as your nighttime eating by fetching your phones location and calculating local sunset time. All of this data is stored on your device and is available for you to export at any time for further analysis.
Lose It! is the industry-leading digital health and fitness platform that is centered on the proven principles of calorie tracking and community support for healthy, sustainable weight loss. Members track their daily food intake and fitness activity, and can create goals, start or join community activities and competitive challenges, connect activity trackers, access coaches, and more.
Lose It! seamlessly integrates with top health and fitness brands, such as Jawbone, FitBit, Nike, Misfit, Nokia, Strava, MapMyFitness, Apple Health, and RunKeeper. The Lose It! experience gives members the ability to share data through wearable activity trackers, Bluetooth devices, and a variety of connected mobile apps to help them achieve powerful, personalized results.