Apple Watch: Fitness with fashion on your wrist!

DECCAN CHRONICLE.
Published Jan 11, 2018, 2:28 pm IST
Updated Jan 15, 2018, 2:54 pm IST
Apple tries to redefine your lifestyle with trendy fitness gadgets and apps which you shouldn't miss!
While most of the apps are available for free, some are chargable.
 While most of the apps are available for free, some are chargable.

Apple Watch, one of the best wearables out there, are designed with a blend of fashion and features, but caters highly towards fitness. Reaping health and fitness benefits from it is one of the primary goals of an Apple Watch. Yes, the smartwatch, introduced in 2015 has now been flooded with a few too many apps which one could use for regular exercises and even while training for a marathon.

The App Store has a plethora of fitness apps and given below are a few new entrants that helps design your life around fitness, training and most importantly, health. Check out some of them below.

 

Sworkit:

sworkit

Sworkit, is a free app and can be used on both iPhone and iPad, is the workout program for people who have felt too busy to workout, beginners, athletes, travelers, people with injuries, the young, the old. This app is for anyone who needs an easy solution for fitness, without the complicated exercises and overpriced guidance.

Calm:

CalmHaving problem managing a strenuous lifestyle? The Calm app is something you can definitely rely on. This gives perfect meditation and anti-anxiety for beginners, it takes care of the users sleep by providing sleep stories, breathing programs and which helps one unwind. This app can be downloaded for free.

Lifesum:

lifesumApple Watch users can consider Lifesum as a go-to app for getting personalised  diet tips and recipes which helps the user  reach their weight loss goals and all this is done while considering the lifestyle and the nutritional needs of the user without having to spend any money on dieticians.

Fitso Running and Weight Loss:

FitsoOn the similar lines of Lifesum app, the Fitso Running and Weight Loss  is a free app available for the iOS users which guide them in ways to lose weight healthily, build muscle or train for marathon. 

Qardio:

Qardio

For people who wish to monitor their heart function, monitor blood pressure and weight, the free app Qardio is the perfect solution. It can track more metrics than any other health app in the app store like blood pressure, heart rate, irregular heartbeat, weight, BMI, body composition (body fat%, muscle%, bone%, water%), ECG/EKG, heart rate variability (HRV), respiratory rate, calories, steps and skin temperature.

Breathe:

Breathe

Apple Watch users might be familiar with the native app called Breathe which helps the user to breathe well. The app reminds the user to take a series of deep breaths and helps focus on the breathing pattern. If a reminder coincides with an event in your calendar, like a meeting, if you're moving or exercising, or if you start a session on your own, your Apple Watch reschedules your reminder. You’ll get the reminder a short time after your event is over or you stop moving.

iHydrate:

Ihydrate

Do you often forget to sip on water? Install iHydrate, which is available for Rs 250 which  gives you reminders to stay hydrated and track water intake. The tracks how much water you consume during your day to day actives from drinks such as Juice, Tea, Coffee, Energy Drinks, Sports Drinks, Beer, Wine, and Liquor.

Strava:

strava

And while we are mentioning fitness, the smartwatch has a free app called Strava, which can be used by cyclists, hikers and fitness enthusiasts alike. Active people use Strava to record their activities, compare performance over time, connect with their community, and share the photos, stories and highlights of their adventures with friends.

Runtastic:

Runtastic

Monitoring your distance, time, speed, elevation, calories burned just got simpler with the free app Runtastic which makes life easier for the fitness enthusiasts.  It helps the user track workouts in real time with built-in GPS,  monitor a personal training diary, receive messages & cheers from your friends on your next run and access an integrated music player and Powersong to give your next workout a boost.

Zombies, Run!:

zombierun

Are you bored of the regular exercise routines and want to have an animated fitness session? You’ve got a free app named Zombies, Run!, which gamify the fitness training sessions. is an ultra-immersive running game and audio adventure, where every run becomes a mission where you’re the hero, with our immersive audio drama putting you at the centre of your very own zombie adventure story. While you run to the perfect mix of heart-pumping audio drama and pulse-pounding songs from your own playlist, you’ll collect supplies to grow your base back home.

Nike + Run Club:

Nike+run

And the last on our list is the Nike + Run Club , which offers GPS tracking details of your run, customised coaching plans and analyses the users progress. The plans are made taking into consideration the users desired goals and preferences.





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