We lonelybranders may live lives centered around digital happenings and goings-on, but that doesn’t keep us from getting in a good sweat every once in a while. In fact, this isn’t the first time we’ve posted about health habits. Some of us bike to work daily, others aim for running 15 miles a week, and one of us is even training to compete in a half Ironman. With all that exercising, you can be sure that we use a lot of apps to keep track of who ran how far (or lifted how much) and when. Here is a list of some of our favorites.
$4.99 FOR ANDROID
GOOGLE PLAY RATING: 4.5 OUT OF 5 STARS
Touting itself as “the only running application you’ll ever need,” runstar certainly backs up its big words. The app provides audio feedback to let you know how your pace is in reference to your time and distance goals while allowing you to also listen to music, it automatically posts your workouts to your choice of workout-tracking sites, and boasts excellent time-keeping and GPS tracking systems. Feeling low on energy as you hit that final stretch? Hit the Power Up button to instantly switch to your personal “pump up” song. What more could you need?
Go Run Calendar
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Less of an app and more of a website, Go Run Calendar is the answer to all your scheduling and tracking needs when used in conjunction with RunKeeper.com. Use color-coded markers to indicate how far you have (or will in the future) run, swam, or cycled, and view a visual and numerical display comparing weekly totals. The Calendar will even help you track how many miles you’ve put into your new running kicks. Best of all, it’s setup to easily export your calendar to Google Calendar, iCal, and Excel so you can make adjustments elsewhere if for some reason Run Calendar doesn’t perfectly suit your needs.
FREE FOR iPHONE
APP STORE RATING: 4.5 OUT OF 5 STARS
If you’re a fan of pumping iron, this app might just be all you need to monitor your progress. Log your workout routine and view your previous workouts, write notes about a particular session, and when you’re finished, brag to your friends about your workout with social connectivity to Facebook and Twitter. Gym Hero also makes recommendations on your workouts based on your history, so the more you log, the more helpful it becomes.
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This one is still in beta and information is scarce, but keep your eyes open for its release because it sounds promising. Based on concepts such as frequent flyer miles and safe driver discounts, EveryMove says it will recognize your healthy behaviors with benefits such as discounts on your health insurance. The more you do to improve your health, be it through exercising or nutritional eating, the more you’ll be rewarded by companies, employers, and brands. Talk about gamifying your life!
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