Tag Archives: Exercise

Essential Apps to Keep Your New Year’s Resolution

It’s that time of year when we make our resolutions for the upcoming year. Hit the ground running in 2016 with these apps.

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Track Steps, Flights and Distance with Health App On Your iPhone

The new iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus have built-in low-power sensors that allow you to make use of some of Health app’s features without third-party sensors and apps.

Your new iPhone’s built-in sensors track steps, walking and running distance, and flights of steps and then share that data with Health app without draining your battery.

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App Review: Lark

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Lark

[iTunes – Free | Company Site]

 

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Lark is a great free app that makes use of Health app using the HealthKit API. Lark uses the lower power sensors in the iPhone 5s, iPhone 6, and iPhone 6 Plus to track your activity, eating and sleep data without draining your battery. No extra sensors are required, but it does require you to have your iPhone on you every time you move to collect data. Something that I am not too good at.

You can authorize Lark to share its data with Health app. This will allow you to use Health app’s simple and informative graphs and charts to analyze the health and fitness data gathered by Lark.

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Simple Science Fitness

A great educational and helpful health and fitness resources to help you reach your own fitness and health goals.

http://simplesciencefitness.com/

Heart Rate Monitor by Sport.com

Heart Rate Monitor
Heart Rate Monitor

Heart Rate Monitor
by Sport.com

 

$1.99

 OVERALL: 4.625/5.0
Usability: 4.5/5.0
Aesthetics: 5.0/5.0
Functionality: 4.5/5.0
Value: 4.5/5.0

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Heart Rate Monitor is exactly what one would expect from a heart rate monitor app. It makes it easy check your heart rate by placing your finger on the rear camera lens or aiming the front facing camera at your face from about 15-20 cm away. I used my finger on the rear camera primarily during my tests. I found this mode to be easier to use and it seemed to provide more consistent test results. It was also less awkward then staring at my face in the gym while waiting for my pulse to be taken.

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MapMyFitness for iPhone Lets You See All Your Activity in One Place

MapMyFitness for iPhone Lets You See All Your Activity in One Place by Engadget.com