Top 5 fitness tracking apps to get you going in 2017

Top fitness tracking apps

The festive season is officially over and by now you are either returning to the gym, taking out a contract at said gym, looking to join a local bootcamp, or beginning to exercise at home. While this a great decision, in order to shed those festive seasons pounds, you will also need to start looking at downloading the top fitness tracking apps fitness to keep track of your progress.

While there are thousands of fitness apps on the app store, we have selected the top 5 fitness tracking apps for you to load onto your smartphone. In non-ranking order, here are the top 5 fitness tracking apps to get you going in 2017:

With Endomondo, you can track all of your workouts using GPS, check your stats, and reach your fitness goals. Additionally, the app allows you and friends to keep each other motivated with voice recordings. To add to the features, users can also do the following:

– Track your running, walking, cycling, and 40+ other sports using GPS
– See duration, speed, distance, calories, and more on your workout summary
– Get audio feedback on distance and pace for every mile/km
– Log your indoor workouts manually
– Track your heart rate (works with Bluetooth heart rate monitors)
– Keep a full training log
– See how much you train each day
– Analyse performance such as split times for each workout

Download the app here.

Charity Miles
Charity Miles lets the user earn money for various charities that they select, when they run, walk, or cycle. The donations come from corporate sponsors whose image you will see in the backdrop of the app. Essentially, more users means more money for charity.

Download the app here. 

Google Fit
Google Fit is one of the must-have apps for 2017. It has been around for quite some time and has evolved since launch. The app will allow users to track any activity, via your mobile device or Android Wear, such as walking, running, and cycling. The app also offers insights as well as real-time stats for runs, walks, and rides. To add to the features, Google Fit also allows the user to set various fitness goals as well as measure wellness.

Download the app here.

The Fitbit application is a personal favourite, as I use the Fitbit Blaze. The app allows you track your steps, sleep pattern, calories burned, kilometres walked, floors climbed, as well as allows you to track your sleep patterns. While using a compatible Fitbit device, you are also able to keep track of your heart rate. In addition to these features, the Fitbit app also allows users to keep track of their food intake as well as water intake. By utilising the app, you can also challenge your friends in various mini-games.

Download the app here.

FitNotes Gym Workout Log
FitNotes, by James Gay, is a great app to use as it allows the user to log their workout sessions by utilising a workout database. To add to the benefits, it’s a free app that does not include any form of advertising. You can also create custom routines, as well as attach comments and notes to the exercises you log.

Download the app here.

Written by: Darryl Linington
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