Own A Fitbit? Download These Cool Apps ASAP
Fitbit devices continue to shape the way we’re balancing our nutritional and physical habits. But it’s not just the devices, it is the Fitbit ecosystem that’s changing how we’re advancing our fitness goals.
The introduction of their smartwatch lineup, which consists of the popular Fitbit Ionic and new Fitbit Versa, has made room for real Apple Watch alternatives that offer way more fitness features at a lower price tag. It’s also opened the lane for Fitbit to launch its own proprietary app store. The platform is steadily expanding its collection of apps that interconnect with Fitbit’s exercise-based smartwatches, while still letting millions of users monitor their basic biometrics from calories burned to steps taken.
By now, you should either be shopping online for an Ionic or Versa, or unboxing one of them in search of some great apps to make the most of your Fitbit experience. Don’t sweat this. Let us do the heavy lifting. Give your workouts the ultimate boost with these must-have Fitbit apps.
Knowing your optimal cadence for running is vital for sprinters. It helps when trying to maximize your workouts to earn you fastest strides at your safest rate. Helping you avoid over-striding during runs, which prevents injuries and decreases unwanted muscle and bone impact, the Cadence Coach app is engineered to stabilize your performances by sending you reminders when you are off rhythm. Proceed to ditch your cadence sensor.
Good waterproof wearables are a rare find, especially ones with the tech to capture your swimming stats. Luckily, Fitbit designed the Versa to be water-resistant up to 50 meters, giving you the option to swim in the pool size of your choice and gather training data. Add this app into the mix and now you’ll have access to your own personal swim coach on hand that won’t hurl obscenities your way after each stroke. MySwimPro offers real-time heart rate monitoring and smart vibrations to keep swimmers aware of their performance, plus personalized coaching with workouts being rotated every day.
For the tracking nut, Uptivo lets you monitor workouts in real time. The app already offers a great ecosystem of fitness groups and personalized workouts. The on-wrist app is no different. It keeps you fully connected when in the weight and training room, or standalone. Also, it’s perfect for storing workouts performed outside of the fitness center and automatically uploads personal sessions directly to your Uptivo cloud account.
Coffee before all the things, including your next training session. Coffee can be a beneficial stimulant before exercising by delivering a boost of energy to your system – causing fat cells to be used as a source of energy for an enhanced performance. The Starbucks app gives you the ability to add your new or existing account to your Ionic or Versa and make java-inspired purchases in advance to increase that metabolism for shredding.
We know it’s already pre-installed on the device. It’s still one of the top options, especially if you’re one of those types that has an excuse for not making it to the gym. Fitbit Coach lets you choose between three activities such as upper body, abs or a full body workout, which consist of a series of jumping jacks, leg lifts, bicycle kicks, planks and more. Just pick and choose, stay motivated and get after it. As for novices, your smartwatch offers a short tutorial on how to perform exercises correctly, eliminating the risk of improper form.
Strava has become a mobile staple for tracking your run and rides, so having it available directly on your smartwatch is the best of both worlds. Keep track of those killer stats and routes on your wrist and compare your best performances over time. Doing the same run routes will categorize these as Matched Runs, which Strava analyzes based on previous stats to better monitor your speeds and ensure runners their working at their best pace or keeping at a steady rate.
If you’re one of those how made the leap to own a Peloton bike for home streaming on-demand classes, this is the app for you. The program keeps you connected to the Fitbit ecosystem by syncing your workout metrics such as calories burned, distance travelled, and pedal strokes to your user profile. It’ll integrate every bike ride toward your daily Fitbit goals, leaving no effort unaccounted for and keeping those New Year’s resolutions in check.
Keeping track of water intake is a huge vertical to keep tabs on when working out. It’s vital for your weight loss regimen and hydration levels. Thermos Smart Lid is a third-party compatible app that connects with the company’s water bottle to track water consumption. The app syncs this data to your Fitbit account after finishing a bottle of H20. If you’re interested is using something directly on your smartwatch rather than your mobile device, then Fitbit offers the Waterlogged and Ionicwater apps, which also does the same thing minus the Bluetooth water.
Picture your favorite activity app meets Pirates of the Caribbean meets Tamagotchi. That’s Treasure Trek in a nut shell. Achievement whores will be even more stoked about taking walks around the neighborhood, accumulating digital botty for every step taken that be used to upgrade your pirate ship and crew. Earn more gold the more active you are, plus adopt and raise a digital pet on your search for lost treasure. Eyepatch and peg leg not included.
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