Monitoring your workouts is a great way to stay on track and motivate yourself to push your limits. Runtasic Pro is an easy way to keep track of your runs and workouts using your smart phone. Available for iPhone, BlackBerry and Android phone, this app uses GPS to track your distance and route. It also reports your total calories burned, speed, elevation, elapsed time and shows your current location.
Runtastic Pro also offers a number of integrations with other devices and applications. You can use Runtastic Pro while listening to iTunes, monitor your heart rate using a dongle, and even manage your weight using the Withings WiFi scale. If sharing your progress with friends and family helps you stay honest, you can also post your workouts to Facebook, Twitter or the Runtastic website. You can even challenge your friends to races or other competitions. If you workout inside as well as out, you can manually input activities done inside, like running on a treadmill or doing yoga.
Smartphones offer a convenient way to stay on track with your diet and fitness goals anywhere you go. It’s important to find the app that will best meet your needs and with which you are the most likely to interact on a regular basis. If used wisely, these apps can be an important tool in meeting your goals:
- Database with calorie and nutritional information, including restaurant foods
- Activity Diary and calories burned
- Exercise suggestions with instructions and animations
- Information can be displayed graphically
- Track body measurements, blood pressure, body fat, pulse and weight.