Many people are struggling with losing weight and at the same time are looking to save money on the methods they use on weight loss. However, this should not be of any concern for smartphone owners out there as you can easily lose weight while saving some money with the use of apps that can track your exercise. Some of the best apps are designed by Fitbit and Nike and they effectively track your workouts without the need of a dedicated tracker gadget.
One app that has really hit the market hard is from Fitbit iOS. This mobile app features a MobileTrack that lets you use your iPhone as a pseudo Fitbit tracker. This free app is capable of tracking your day to day steps in order to calculate the total distance travelled as well as the calories burnt in the process. However, tracking other activities like minutes that you are active, your patterns of sleeping or stairs climbed require a Fitbit gadget. The Fitbit app makes use of the M7 coprocessor feature of the iPhone which is designed with the ability to monitor and measure data related to motion using the accelerometer, gyroscope as well as the compass of the phone.
Moves is another app that can significantly track your exercise. This free app can work on both Android and iOS platforms. This mobile application lets you track your activity by constantly running in your device’s background and it tracks your cycling, walking as well as running activities. Furthermore, this device performs an estimate of the calories supposedly burnt during each activity as well as a plot of your day to day activities on a “storyline” including their locations. The bad thing about this app is that it is not supported on all android devices, for instance Samsung Galaxy Note II.
Nike is another developer of exercise tracking apps and with its free iOS Nike+ Move app; you can track and monitor your steps and workouts. This app then converts these stats into NikeFuel, a universal point system from Nike for measuring activity. The best part of this app is how it keeps the user motivated by encouraging at least a five-minute active session in every hour. In case you need advanced tracking of activities like sleep, you’ll require purchasing a dedicated tracker from Nike (Nike+ FuelBand SE). However, in case you aren’t interested in activity trackers, any of these three options is your best when it comes to tracking your exercise activities.