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imrainmaker's avatar

Do you have any fitness related app installed on your mobile?

Asked by imrainmaker (8339points) January 1st, 2017

If yes then what is it and would you like to recommend to others?

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Earthbound_Misfit's avatar

Myfitnesspal is good. I log the food I consume and the exercise I do.

I also have Garmin Connect that syncs with my watch.

I also have a few productivity apps (such as Routinely) where I record whether I did any formal exercise. They aren’t particularly related to fitness but help me track whether I’m being a lazy slob or doing some exercise.

Tropical_Willie's avatar

Samsung’s “S Health” keeps track of steps and pulse rate.

zenvelo's avatar

I have the Nike run Club + app. I use it to track when and where and how far I run. Since it uses the GPS on my phone, it tracks elevation gain, gives me intermediate mile splits. It synchs with their website to track running over time.

I also have the fitbit app on my phone to synch/track my fitbit, which also tracks my heart rate.

I like them both.

SQUEEKY2's avatar

I am totally on side with @ragingloli ,really we need an app for this now???
How did we ever survive with out these fucking smart phones before??
I am surprised we could even get out of bed.

Earthbound_Misfit's avatar

Oh please change the record @SQUEEKY. Your constant criticisms of phones and technology paint you as a Luddite.

My watch syncs with my phone and with an app that tracks how many calories I’ve burned, how much I’ve moved, what my heart rate is, how many calories I’ve consumed (and more). Given the levels of obesity in first world countries, anything that encourages us to move and stay healthy is a positive thing.

We really do get that you hate smartphones, but your closed mind is as offensive to me as smartphones are to you.

ARE_you_kidding_me's avatar

Strava and the fitbit app.

SQUEEKY2's avatar

As long as most people have a stupid smart phone growing out of one of their arms instead of a hand,as long as people continue to drive and text, or walk into posts while texting aint going to happen @Earthbound_Misfit .
as for hating technology my transport truck isn’t 3 years old and the technology parts is what fucks up the most on it.
I get super pissed off that I can’t opt out of some of this super technology on vehicles which for the most part don’t have any benefit except cost a fortune to repair when it fucks up and believe me it fucks up.
If that makes me a Luddite then I guess sign me up.
PLEASE by all means show me some of this wonderus technology that is a true help and benefit and doesn’t cost a fortune to repair when it screws up and you might make a believer out of me, but for now I haven’t seen that happen.

Tropical_Willie's avatar

@SQUEEKY2 Take a DEEP breath! ! ! ! !

Technology is not BAD !
Smart Phones are not BAD!

WE KNOW YOU DON“T LIKE ANYTHING SINCE 1938 !

SQUEEKY2's avatar

@Tropical_Willie That is not true I do like the advances in vehicles I have a computer and a tablet although I came onto the scene late after they got the cost down and proved they didn’t crash every other day.
and you’re right smart phones are not bad just the people that can’t seem to go one second without them.
Hence the people that text and drive or the people that walk into things because they can’t watch where they are walking.
Technology is great as long as you control it and it doesn’t control you.
My transport has to go back into the shop for a computer sensor issue that has put it in the shop 3 times in the last 7 months is that great technology??
My pickup that I plain jane ordered in 1998 has had little to no problems in this field in the last 18 years.
I shake my head at people that have a smart phone growing out of one of their arms, I get frustrated at having to take the transport into the shop 3 times in the last 7 months for the same problem.
I get overly pissed off at having to pay for technology that I do not want and will not use..

Tropical_Willie's avatar

Okay what do you have @SQUEEKY2 on your Omega winded up watch?

The Question was what APPS you have on your Watch or Smart Phone.

SQUEEKY2's avatar

Totally and I apologize for derailing this thread, I just get shell shocked at how much people seem to depend on this smart phone that seems to be growing out of one of their arms.

Cruiser's avatar

Fitness apps are clearinghouses for the personal data you then allow them access to. You are hand delivering much of your personal info to these entities that then data mine and sell off your personal info for pennies on the dollar. Nopity nope nope.

Tropical_Willie's avatar

But @Cruiser they already know you are a Conservative.

Cruiser's avatar

@Tropical_Willie IMPOSSIBLE! I only send messages by smoke signals and those are untraceable!~

zenvelo's avatar

The beauty of fitness apps is that it helps us track progress.

25 years ago when I was riding bicycles five or more days a week, and averaging 500 mile per month, I sued to write down every ride in a riding log, noting weather, distance, elevation change (if I could figure it out). I would do the same for runs, and now my phone and the running app do it for me.

Earthbound_Misfit's avatar

@Cruiser, every time I use Google or social media or do anything on the internet, someone is mining my data. While I hear the concern, it really is just part of life these days. If anyone wants to sell information about me having a cheese and ham sanger for lunch, go for it. As @zenvelo said, the convenience of being able to track, monitor and evaluate information on my phone outweighs such concerns for me, and the data is more accurate than me keeping a notebook. If I buy a particular bread, there are apps that can tell me the nutritional breakdown of that food and help me to compare different varieties of the same sort of food to decide which one to buy.

Cruiser's avatar

@Earthbound_Misfit I also am very aware of how much data we provide to strangers on the internet and for one would not want to on a silver platter provide my heart rate, blood pressure, frequency of working, my dietary choices etc. out to total strangers as that kind of data could be used to influence really important decisions that affect my life in a very real way. That is very personal information I reserve for people I know and trust.

ARE_you_kidding_me's avatar

Privacy is a thing of the past.

Cruiser's avatar

@ARE_you_kidding_me Not if you pay with cash….just saying.

Espiritus_Corvus's avatar

@ARE_you_kidding_me But privacy rights are not.

ARE_you_kidding_me's avatar

Give it a decade or so.

SQUEEKY2's avatar

Privacy is a thing of the past only if you choose to put your life on the internet.

ucme's avatar

No, not for me but I can see the benefits for those that do.
I run every day, work out & eat as healthily as my bloody awkward taste buds allow.
Packed in smoking 15yrs ago & only drink alcohol around xmas/new year.
What i’m saying is, my health app is in my head, I know how fit I am & am reaping the rewards through hard work out on the roads. This works for me just fine.

Cruiser's avatar

@ucme Looking good kid! Keep up the solid effort

ucme's avatar

Will do big fella & cheers for that

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