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9 Mobile Apps To Get You Fit
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ChrisMurphy
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ChrisMurphy,
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6/13/2014 | 9:45:05 AM
Strava Addict
Strava, for tracking and sharing bike rides. Totally addictive.

Anyone else have a fave app to add to the list?
Shane M. O'Neill
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Shane M. O'Neill,
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6/13/2014 | 10:35:41 AM
Re: Strava Addict
I downloaded the Strava app awhile ago, but I haven't used it. I must explore it. For now, I'm hooked into the Nike+ ecosystem for running.
Thomas Claburn
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6/13/2014 | 5:44:58 PM
Re: Strava Addict
>Strava, for tracking and sharing bike rides. Totally addictive.

I'm curious what you find addictive about it. As someone who spends a lot of time on the computer, I'm disinclined to do anything more technological when working out than start a music playlist. Once the time is up, exercise is done and I'm really not very curious about distance travelled or much else.
ChrisMurphy
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ChrisMurphy,
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6/13/2014 | 6:00:41 PM
Re: Strava Addict
The lack of interaction required is part of what I like about it --I click start on my phone, put it in my pocket and forget about it til I'm done, then click finish. The addictive part is seeing the miles accumulate (year to date), seeing how fast our group went on a given day, and also seeing what other friends (I follow about a dozen) have been doing. So a friend was in Florida the past week vacationing, and I could see he did a couple 50-some mile rides there. I'm not really competitive about that, more just curious.   
Alison_Diana
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6/16/2014 | 9:32:29 AM
Re: Strava Addict
Preliminary research suggests even less athletic users push themselves to reach the next level, when they use fitness apps or apps that, basically, act as pedometers. So, for example, if they've walked 4200 steps, they'll move more in order to reach 4500 or even 5000 steps, which they most likely would not have done without an app or fitness band tracking their movement. This alone, I think is something that should encourage more people to invest in these apps/devices, whether or not they choose to use them for even more sophisticated reasons.
stotheco
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stotheco,
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6/18/2014 | 8:11:37 AM
Re: Strava Addict
@ChrisMurphy. That is a convenience I'm looking for as well. I suppose it is time to shelve my old pedometer... I'm curious if it is effective and accurate for other exercises as well. I shall see soon enough.
David F. Carr
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6/13/2014 | 9:48:09 AM
One missing feature
I just want the app to do the exercise for me.
anon6697030111
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anon6697030111,
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6/13/2014 | 10:16:01 AM
Missing Fitness App
There is a really good Fitness App missing from this list: Diet Plan app

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.abma.dietplan&hl=en

Sincerely,

Misty

www.ABMoblieApps.com
Alison_Diana
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6/13/2014 | 4:16:15 PM
Re: Missing Fitness App
Thanks, Misty. Will check that one out, too. There are some great ones. I looked for newer apps, including apps that had been recently upgraded, which is one reason I avoided some of the obvious choices like RunKeeper.
Laurianne
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Laurianne,
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6/13/2014 | 10:54:04 AM
Re: One missing feature
I'm with Dave Carr. I just hope the zombies never find my treadmill.
Alison_Diana
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Alison_Diana,
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6/13/2014 | 4:16:53 PM
Re: One missing feature
Zombies might actually make me START running!
Number 6
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6/13/2014 | 2:41:18 PM
Another App
I've used MapMyRun for a couple years.
D. Henschen
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D. Henschen,
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6/13/2014 | 3:35:26 PM
Is Fitbit too obvious?
What I like about Fitbit is that it tracks your whole day, and you can add activities to the diary if you forget to wear your wearable. For example, I can add a 30-minute, 3-mile run to the log and Fitbit will calculate steps and calories burned. It keeps track of calories burned vs. calories consumed, so you can earn yourself a little wiggle room for an extra beer or dessert while still maintaining your weight.
stotheco
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stotheco,
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6/18/2014 | 8:10:28 AM
Re: Is Fitbit too obvious?
I have been using FatTracker for the past month, as it seemed like a decent enough app, plus it was free. But while looking through these apps here, I'm starting to second guess it. Fitbit seems like a more worthwhile app, so I'm trying that one out today. Getting fit is a lifelong quest for me, so it helps to have a reliable and user friendly companion app.


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