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    Default Everybody's ALL TIME BEST HEALTH/FITNESS APPS

    Title says it all. What are the best apps (and accessories) that you use and are health and/or fitness oriented? I'm very interested to see what others use and hope to get some good ideas.

    Here's my list:

    -Nike+ (Run tracker, I love being able to see on the map where I was running quickly and where i was going more slowly)
    -p90x (I actually just have the DVD's ripped and stream them with Air Video from my pc, but I hear the app is great)
    -Epicurous (specifically to find vegan recipes. I'm not vegan, but there are great recipes that are almost always healthy and packed with protein.)
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    I love Endomondo.


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    I use my fitness pal and weight tracker the most.

    Watching this thread with interest

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    Anybody have recommendations for goal setting and tracking apps? I would like to check some out. Currently I have a calendar printed out, but it would be cool if I could track my progress more easily and with graphs and stuff. Any ideas?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Darthgreg View Post
    Anybody have recommendations for goal setting and tracking apps? I would like to check some out. Currently I have a calendar printed out, but it would be cool if I could track my progress more easily and with graphs and stuff. Any ideas?
    What specifically do you want to track? Weight and measurement or reps and weight of different exercises?

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    I'm using imapmyrun to map my running/walking routes and keep track of speed and distance I go.
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    With my new lifestyle (lost 40lbs since January) I have been using my phone as my primary tracking device for all my fitness needs.

    Food/Calorie tracking: MyFitnessPal

    I love this app. The ability to track everything you eat and all your exercise calories burned is the valuable tool I use. You can make changes on the phone or the website. You can make changes to the items you are tracking on the web site and it really makes the app personalized. For example, I added Pre-Workout and Post Workout meals. I also added Body Fat % to one of the tracked stats.



    Weight Training Tracking: JeFit Pro

    A friend turned me onto Jefit and I love it. It too has a web site interface that lets you build and customize workouts. The DB is huge and there are lots of exercises to choose from when you are building your routines. The workout log and timer are great and help keep you focused in the gym.



    Heart Rate Monitoring: DigiFit app + Wahoo Fitness Blue HR

    Monitoring your heart rate is very important, especially for those of us that are getting older.  I use this combination to keep track of my heart rate and calories burned. The app is great and has a really nice graphical view of your heart rate zones while you exercise. It works in the background and will use the notification center bars to let you know what zone you are in.




    Outside Running: RunKeeper (Using it today for the first time )


    I have not been able to get in a run outside yet, but I read a lot of reviews and RunKeeper looks like the one to use. I have a few others that I downloaded when the prices went down and will test them all myself, but I am starting with RunKeeper. It also integrates with my Blue HR so I can use just that to track runs outside.




    I have also used the Couch to 5k app, the 100 pushup app, the 200 situps app, and the 20 chinups app. Those are the apps I used to get myself back into exercise, however I am using the apps listed above now since I am already in a fitness grove.
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    I just wanted an app to log my workouts and I found Gym Buddy to be the best, it's not loaded down with a bunch of unnecessary stuff, just keeps track of your info and puts it into charts you can sync to your computer.
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    I use gym buddy and myfitnesspal. Has anyone had issues with myfitnesspal syncing correctly on an iPad though? I had to delete the app off my iPad cause it wouldn't sync correctly.
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    My Fitness Pal is my favorite. If anyone wants to add me as a friend, my username here on the forums is my MFP username.

    I've already lost about 6 pounds in less than a month using the app. I love it.
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    Awesome app, and I've tried most of what was listed on here. This app is my favorite BY FAR!
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    Got a Nike Fuel Band for my birthday. It's pretty incredible as it tracks steps, calories, and something called "Nike Fuel" units. It talks via Bluetooth to your iPhone via a free app so you can track your progress. Not sure exactly how accurate it is, however it certainly can help motivate you to get moving if you see you have a low number late in the day.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Darthgreg View Post
    Anybody have recommendations for goal setting and tracking apps? I would like to check some out. Currently I have a calendar printed out, but it would be cool if I could track my progress more easily and with graphs and stuff. Any ideas?
    I have used the Livestrong App "calorie tracker" since October and I have to say that it is great! It will keep track of your meals, snacks, water intake and exercise. It has an option to track your weight and will also show you on a graph your weight loss/increase over a time frame. It also shows you the protein/carbs etc pie chart for your daily intake.

    It has helped me lose over 50lbs just by keeping my honest. If you enter it and stick with it, their system works for what your goals are. It gives you a starting calorie count for the day and keeps track with what you add or exercise during the day. The best couple of dollars I have spent!

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    @gizbug: I second FitnessFast. Brilliant app. Absolute best and a must have to any gym goer. It keep me motivated and gives pretty useful stats.
    Last edited by nueto; 10-16-2012 at 05:31 PM.
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    I use fitnessfast as well. It's a really good app to track your workouts and log them. For quick workouts I use fitness buddy and Daily workouts.


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    MyFitnessPal syncing with my Fitbit Ultra and Fitbit Aria. Pretty much exactly what I need


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    Anyone tried the Polar H7 Heart Rate sensor? I use Nike+ but want to track heart rate. I think I'd have to use the mapmyrun app to do bother the same time.
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    Anyone used the PolarH7 heart rate sensor?

    I normally use Nike + but think I'd have to use MapMyRun to track my runs and heart rate at the same time.

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    Anyone tried the Polar H7 Heart Rate sensor?

    I've been using Nike+ to track my runs and I think I'd have to use MapMyRun to track my runs and heart rate at the same time. Just looking to see if anyone used it and if it's accurate and worth it.

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    MapmyRun and Calorie counter.
    coolest apps for ipad
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    I have been using myfitnesspal since November 2011 and I have lost 35-40 pounds with little to no exercise. I'm 24 and and have been married for five years and am definitely not as active as I use to be. So I was just trying to get back to the weight I was at when I graduated high school.

    This app did the trick, and I still use it today.
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    +1 on both Nike+ Run (I use it for walking for now) and MyFitnessPal.

    Working towards dropping 50-60 pounds... so far, I'm down about 5 pounds after 2 weeks. Tracking my food intake has been eye opening... and I love not having to worry about time/distance/calories burned with walking - Nike+ handles that fine.
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    I'm a huge fan of Fitocracy's app and the whole community around it. All kinds of support available and using gamification to add "leveling up" to lifting makes it fun for nerds like me too!
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    Last year when I hit my heaviest weight I decided to lose weight. I got MyFitnessPal to track my calories and I absolutely love this app. It has such a great database of foods things I thought I would never find are on it and the ability to scan stuff is so good. I have gotten three people so far to start using it and I've got it on my iPhone and my iPad. Along with watching what I eat, calories in and calories burned I started to hit the gym. So then I was looking for an app to track my workouts. I didn't want anything crazy just a simple app that would show which days I worked out and what I did. I tried a few and finally used Epic Workouts, it is as basic as they come but that was what I wanted. The others were too busy for me all I wanted to do what have a quick way to add the excercises I did and see which days I worked out. It does have it's downfalls from being so basic like the fact that it doesn't sync means that I only have the info on the one device. If the device is restored and set up as new or the app is deleted I would have to start from scratch but for now it does what I need. My wife is thinking of getting a Nike fuel band so we might be getting that soon and when we start doing "Insanity" we'll most likely get the tracking app.

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