Today, smartphones have become an integral part of our like and they are not just the phones for making call alone. They manage a lot of things in our daily routine. Smartphones can also be a good companion for your health and fitness. These phones can keep you in good health by tracking your fitness in the form of walking, running, cycling and work outs.
There are lots of health and fitness apps in the Google Play store, but we have picked the best ones for your phone. Here is the list of popular health and fitness apps for your Android phone which are available for free.
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1. Google Fit:
Google Fit is a new app from Google which can be used to track your walking, running and cycling activities. It is compatible with all Android Wear devices and works well on all Android phones. You can set goals based on duration, distance, calories burned or steps and see your progress throughout the day. You also receive performance-based recommendations for activity goals. This app can also connect to third party fitness devices and fetch the data.
The Runtastic Running & Fitness app uses GPS to map and track sports and fitness activities, such as running, jogging, biking, walking, hiking and many more. The app tracks details like duration, distance, elevation change, calories burned & more of your cardio and strength training workouts to help you build healthy lifestyle habits and reach your exercise goals. The app is a very useful one if you are looking to make your body more healthier and fit. It is also one of the popular apps on Google Play with millions of users.
RunKeeper can track your runs, walks, bike rides, training workouts and all of the other fitness activities using the GPS in your Android Phone. It get audio updates while you work out about your total mileage, calorie count, pace, speed, mileage
You can also sync your Polar Heart Rate Monitor to track your heart rate and stay in heart rate zones. It is again a highly rated app on the Play store.
Endomondo is yet another popular app for health and fitness and whether you’re running, cycling, walking, kayaking, or something completely different, the app will keep you motivated, and most importantly – keep what you’re doing fun. The app also offers a paid subscription model with more features and options.
5. Nike + Running:
The Nike+ Running App tracks your runs and helps you reach your goals — whether it’s running your first race, or setting a new personal record. From first-time runners to marathon veterans, you’ll get the measurement and motivation you need to run farther and faster than ever before. MotionX combines your phone’s GPS and accelerometer for the most accurate tracking of your of your distance, pace and time. Measure your progress every mile with in-run audio feedback.
6. Nike+ Training Club:
Nike+ Training Club provides you with an option to choose from over 100 workouts by Nike Master Trainers, get motivation from your crew and train better together. Measure your hard-earned effort by number of workouts, minutes, average calories and NikeFuel.
7. Instant Heart Rate:
Instant Heart Rate is the most accurate Heart Rate Monitor app for any smartphone and it does not need any external hardware. Place the tip of your index finger on phone’s camera and in a couple of seconds your Heart Rate will be shown. It uses your phones built-in camera to track color changes on the fingertip that are directly linked to your pulse.
8. MSN Health and Fitness:
The app provides access a rich set of tools and content for all your health needs. Find 1000+ exercise and workout videos, nutritional and medical references, and a symptom checker to look up conditions and diets to maintain a healthy lifestyle. You can record your time, distance, pace and calories burned while you run, bike and do other outdoor activities. Turn on GPS to map your route.
The app also comes with videos on workouts and exercise to maintain your health.