Begin a new healthy chapter in your life with Android based apps for your smartphone and fitness trackers Image: Thinkstock
With growing awareness of daily fitness regimen, a smartwatch has slowly become more of a necessity than a luxury item in most people's lives.
And if you are an Android fan, then there are plenty of choices for you from the available range of Android wearables.
Besides keeping a tab on your vital health parameters, Android powered smartwatches are a big help in syncing your mail, social accounts and other apps as well.
Thankfully, the Google Play store has thousands of health utility apps which can come really handy to improve your lifestyle to a great extent. But again, choosing the right apps is tough given the plethora of options out there. To help you make that healthy choice, here's a list of apps—compatible with both Android powered smartphones and smartwatches.
Runtastic Running & Fitness Tracker
This GPS powered app helps you to keep track of the time, distance, elevation and calories burned during activities like running, jogging, biking and walking. Runtastic also lets you create a group of your near and dear ones and engage in a friendly competition with an integrated leaderboard. The app also comes with a voice coach and lets you set yearly running goals.
The key strength of Endomodo is its ability to track more than 40 sporting activities, including running, walking and cycling, using GPS. Besides, the app also helps to maintain logs of your indoor activities manually. Endomodo also comes with an audio feedback on distance and pace for every mile/km. The app can also track your heart rate and analyse your performance by keeping a full training log, and by tracking how much you train each day. Besides, you can keep a tab on your calories and nutrition with the help of MyFitnessPal embedded in the app.
Strava Running and Cycling GPS
Strava is considered as one of the must-have apps for millions of cyclists and runners across the world. The app comes with an intuitive interface and lets you record your activity log, compare performance over time, and compete within a community as well as share photos, stories and highlights of your activities. This app is compatible with GPD running watches, heart rate monitors and any smartwatch running on Android 2.0.
My Diet Coach
Maintaining a strict diet every day is a key factor of being fit and healthy, and the My Diet Coach app is really handy in tracking your everyday intake. Alongside, it can keep you motivated with inspiring tips, photos, good points and virtual rewards. By maintaining a calorie count and a weight chart, My Diet Coach also helps you to shed excess body weight.
As the name suggests, this app lets you track your everyday workouts with your Android wear powered smartwatch or any other compatible swimming wearables, making it a must-have app for swimmers. This app also comes with a leaderboard to compete against your friends and other local swimmers available on swim.com.
The key strength of Google Fit over any other fitness tracker apps is that it syncs all your health related logs with your Gmail ID, thereby letting you access it from the web or any other device which is connected using the same mail. The Google Fit is capable of tracking your run, walk and rides in real time, and is also compatible with all the above mentioned apps.
So, go ahead and make a choice already.