Many people are trying to lose weight this time of year. One of the biggest keys to success is tracking both your activity and your food intake. It can be tough to keep track of it, though, especially if you are on the go. After all, who wants to lug around a notebook and pen everywhere they go? Utilizing the newest technology can really help you achieve your goals, whether you are looking to reduce your waistline or increase your fitness. Skimble, a new iPhone app, condenses the goodness of the online site with the portability of your phone.
Billed as the “Ultimate Companion for Active People,” Skimble helps you get inspired and get fit in a fun, social way. The app gives you the ability to track your achievements, share them with friends and motivate each other. The really interesting aspect of the Skimble is the fact that it is not restricted to the normal fitness activities such as running and gym work, but includes hiking, kayaking, canoeing, rock climbing, yoga, and just about any other activity under the sun.
You can earn activity points as you track your workouts and keep track of your progress with weekly activity stats to compare with friends on your social leader board. Record activity details like GPS paths, distance, time, pace, and level of difficulty by using Skimble’s GPS tracking functionality, which uses the GPS technology in the iPhone 3G/3GS.
In one of the coolest features ever, you can then share geotagged ‘action shots’ with others on your board. Skimble connects with your Facebook, Twitter and video sites like Flickr and Vimeo – so you can share everything with anyone you choose.
I think that this is one of the coolest apps I’ve ever seen and the little bit that I’ve tried it has left me both impressed at it’s utility and eager to exercise more in order to raise my point level. (I may be just a wee bit competitive. Shh.) The very best part about this new iPhone app? It’s FREE!
Go ahead and try it. You and your more fit booty can thank me later.