What applications do you use on your cell phone to help keep you on track with fitness and diet? Do you use an application that lets you record your walking and other fitness activities? Do you use a diet diary or get nutrition information via your cell phone? Tell us about the apps you use and how you like them. Share What You Use
Better app for walking
- I use "My Walks" because it provides advantages over most of the other GPS walking/hiking/jogging/running apps: (1) Easier to use with an auto-pause feature, (2) More accurate with adjustments for uphill climbs, (3) An auto shut-off battery saver, (4) Can get you “Back on Time” or “Back by Dark”, and (5) Easy to email your route map and fitness history.
Here is a link to the app in the Apple app store:
- —Guest Diana Jines
iFootpath provides directions and a map
- iFootpath provides detailed walk descriptions and directions, history, maps, and loads more. It's a great app to find walks in England and Wales. The walks are building every month and you can add yours with the app too. Voted by The Times as an app to save going to the gym! From the website (iFootpath.com) "From town trails to riverside strolls and countryside rambles, we aim to build a library of walks for everyone to enjoy - be it alone, with your dog or with family and friends. "
Mobile Adventure Walks
- I use the iPhone app Mobile Adventure Walks. I live in San Francisco and I use the app to explore different parts of the city, as well as I lead walking groups with the app on the weekends. It basically turns walking into a game, allowing people to explore while finding things that they might miss normally. The app really makes you stop to pay attention to what's around you. I like it because it tracks my mileage and the walks that I take. Here's a link to the site: www.MobileAdventureWalks.com
- —Guest Aaron
Have you tried iFootpath?
- The App provides detailed walking routes with photographs, history and more for the UK. You can also print the walks from the website.
- —Guest Ifootpath
- I use an app called nearbythis to help me find real time information about things to do in my neighborhood.
- —Guest LeePlenty
- www.endomondo.com. Love it. It tracks your distance, speed, calories burnt and keeps track of your workouts. Also comes with a coach to help and encourage you.
- —Guest sharon
- Check out Runkeeper. It has such flexibility with its settings and built in coaching for any pace. I like to walk 4 minutes, then jog 30 seconds throughout my walks, and all I do is click on my saved settings and head out the door. I love Runkeeper!
- —Guest Connie
- I love MapMyWalk..uses GPS on my Droid to map my route and even take photos along the way. Private or public posting, tracking, etc. Wonderful w
- —Guest Katy Nims
- I use Endomondo on my DROID and really like it....not sure if others available for DROID....
- —Guest Mr. T
- I use iMapMyWalk to track my route, my pace, distance. It also has an itunes feature. I use the free version and love it. I used to use it on my Blackberry and liked it well enough, but love the way it functions with the iPhone4.
- GPSKit or MotionXGPS are the best apps to use for walking.
Easily upload gpx files to follow predetermined paths or use them to track where you've been and download when you get back.
I use mapmywalk.com to map a walk, then upload the gpx file to MotionX.
- —Guest Siechotic
- As far as apps, my favorite still remains the WalkMeter. I’ve been using it for a month now and consider it a useful and reliable motivator.
One of my walking buddies uses the NikeGPS app and it turns off within 1/4 mile of our start. Now she’s relying on my stats, too!
- —Guest Krista Van Veen
- Pedometer GPS+ or Pedometer Pro -- there is a free version and an upgrade for 2.99 --- I'd recommend this one. It is great. It tracks your walk, has a fantastic GPS, counts steps, how fast you walk, lets you enter weight, body measurements, etc, and you can also track this info. If you start iTunes it pulls your music into it as well. The only gripes I have is that GPS does suck the life out of your battery dropping my battery life by 20% at one hour. I'd also say that at 5ft 100lbs the program thinks I'm underweight simply because I've entered my weight, it doesn't take in account my height as it is not entered anywhere in the program -- that is something I am gong to suggest they take into account. I walk for fitness not weight loss as I've now met my weight loss goal. Best luck.
- —Guest aarobins
CardioTrainer for Android
- I use CardioTrainer (http://www.worksmartlabs.com/cardiotrainer/) to keep a record of my walks and provide motivation. It maps my walks, gives distance/pace/calories burned. There is even a New Years Resolution module that donates your money to charity if you break your resolution. How is that for motivation!
- I use MyFitnessPal and RunkeeperPro - both for iPhone and both of them are FREE!
- —Guest Shiva