Nowadays, smartphones can do more things than just making and receiving calls and sending and receiving text messages. You can also connect to people anywhere in the world, through social media, watch your favorite series and movies through streaming apps, and now, keep track of your health and fitness progress through the workout apps.

There are different workout apps you'll find on both the Apple App Store and Google Playstore. And because there's a lot of them, you might find it hard to choose which workout app suits best for your fitness journey companion. To help you pick the right app that matches your health and fitness tracking needs, here are 5 of the best fitness trackers you can choose from. They can help you not just track your progress but with the things you need to improve, as well in terms of health, physical condition, and nutrition.

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Five Must-Install Workout Apps

With only a few days left before Christmas, you surely have had a lot of Holiday eating since Thanksgiving Day. You may have attended parties in different places with different groups of people you are currently involved in and part of. Because of this, it is easy and so possible to gain those extra and unwanted pounds. That's what you need these Top 5 workout apps for-to help you shed the excess weight you gain from holiday eating. Browse through the page and see which app is applicable for you.

1.      My Fitness PAL

My Fitness Pal
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This serves as your weight loss and diet planner. Developed by Under Armour, My Fitness PAL will help you track both your weight and calorie intake. You can get access to fitness-related training videos and articles, too, with this app. Signing up to via MyFitnessPal.com, you can get all the tools you need to succeed in your weight loss regimen. The best part of all-Signing up for My Fitness PAL is FREE.

2.      Nike Running

Nike+ Running Club
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As its name suggests, this workout app is a running app developed by Nike. With this one, you can get free coaching on workouts and running, and even get the music that will set the mood for running. With the Nike Running app, you can access your real-time progress report, as well as the feedback which you can find on the app report section. In the app's activity bar, you are given the option to check the run levels divided into seven different categories. These categories are the Yellow, Orange, Green, Blue, Purple, Black, and Vold levels.

3.      Fitbit

Fitbit
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 This is yet another workout app you can effectively use to keep track of your fitness activities. Specifically, Fitbit can track heart rate, step counts, weight, and sleep. This app will help you to eat better, control your weight, and sleep better. If you already have a Fitbit smartwatch, you can simply connect this app with it. Like the two other workout apps mentioned, with Fitbit, you can also check the calories you burn every day, track your physical activities, and achieve your weight and fitness goals.

4.      Google Fit

Google Fit
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Google developed this app in 2014, and it works compatibly with any device, be it iOS, OS, or Android. What makes this mobile app worthy of installing is that, apart from its ability to effectively track physical activities and daily diets, it can also show you the daily, weekly, and monthly reports of your progress depending on the distance you've traveled by running, weekly and walking. Your amount of sleep is reported, as well, by Google Fit.

5.      Samsung Health

Samsung Health
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This health and sleep tracker is one of the most famous and widely used workout apps since it got introduced in 2012. With Samsung Health, which you can download for free, you can set the goals you wish to achieve on an everyday basis. More options are made available for you in this workout app. You can even connect with friends if you sign up with Samsung and share the same fitness goals with them.

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