Got a new Android smartphone for Christmas? Looking to burn off all those extra calories gained during the holiday season?
If you answered yes to both questions then we have the perfect solution for you – fitness apps for Android that will keep you healthy and in shape.
Let's check out some great fitness apps for Android smartphones that will act as a handy companion to help you knock off the extra kilos!
If losing weight is top on your list, then the Calorie Counter from MyFitnessPal is the go-to app for the purpose. The app lets users scan the barcodes on any food product or enter their meal details to receive the exact calorie count the food has.
App users will get not only the calorie count details, but also information on how to maintain or reduce the calories to fuel weight loss. Moreover, users can connect the app to other fitness apps such a JawBone UP, FitBit, Garmin and more.
The app also creates a personalized diet chart and exercise regimen for you. The developers claim that nearly 88 percent of the people who use the app to track their diet for a week or more ended up losing weight.
BodySpace is a great app for fitness enthusiasts. The workouts have been designed by athletes and professional trainers and offers a plethora of regimens depending on one's age, gender, fitness level and goal.
With BodySpace, one can see videos of workouts and read guides which instruct one on how to exercise. Users can go to the BodySpace community and share tips and experiences. The app also allows one to track his or her progress and share it on social media.
Runkeeper is an easy-to-use app that will help users map their runs, as well as motivate one to run more. The app reminds users that a particular run was their best to date or they did more miles this week than last week.
The app will track walks, runs, workouts and bike rides to monitor your fitness by deploying the Android smartphone's GPS.
What's more, the app gives audio cues to keep you alerted to the progress and features such as Goal Coach, Routes, Runkeeper DJ and Prescribed Workouts.
Touted as one of the best fitness apps available, Endomondo not only enables one to track their fitness levels and progress, but also record a pep talk to motivate friends – and vice versa.
The training logs help keep track of your performance, allowing you to manually log indoor workouts and even track your heart rate.
Endomondo also lets users track over 40 sports thanks to GPS. Users also get feedback on the distance covered as an audio input. One can even share their progress on social media and tag friends.
This app may have many doppelgangers but the one from Wahoo Fitness is the real deal. The 7 Minute Workout app is great for those who are short on time and on the move.
The app's inspiration is the popular 7 Minute Workout which was popularized by the ACSM'S Health & Fitness Journal. The fitness app guides you through 12 body weight exercises that are high on intensity.
Each exercise is for 30 seconds and you get a 10-second breather between each workout. After 40 seconds one automatically gets shifted to the next exercise routine. The app is voice prompted so one can finish the workout with ease and need not glance at the smartphone or the timer!