5 Fitness Apps for iOS & Android That Will Help You Lose Weight

Published:2:03 pm EDT, December 31, 2013| Updated:2:20 pm EDT, December 31, 2013|
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Is losing weight one of your New Year's resolutions? Download these 5 popular health/fitness apps for iOS or Android to help you reach your weight loss goal. The following apps will help you keep track of daily steps, nutrition, and workouts.

1. MyFitnessPal iPhone | Android

myfitnesspal app for ios and android

MyFitnessPal is one of the popular calorie counting apps available for iPhone and Android. Users can enter their weight, weight goal, and the amount of pounds they’re looking to lose per per week. Users can add food entries for the day by manually entering in the data or by using the apps camera to scan barcodes. Users can also add different types of exercise including cardiovascular and strength training.


2. MapMyRun iPhone | Android

mapmyrun app for ios and android

MapMyRun gives users the ability to track different types of activities including running, walking, and cycling. The app will calculate distance, duration, calories burned, heart rate and speed. Similar to MyFitnessPal, users can log food to keep track of daily nutrition and weight goals.


3. Nike+ Running iPhone | Android

nike+ running app for ios and android

Nike+ is a health and fitness app developed by Nike, Inc. Nike+ Running accurately records distance, pace, and time. Users can tag friends they run with and share a map of their route on Facebook. Need extra motivation? Get in-ear cheers from your friends and set up your favorite song to give yourself a boost. Nike+ Running app is compatible with Nike+ SportWatch GPS, Nike + IPod nano, Nike+ Shoe Sensor, and the Nike+ FuelBand SE.

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4. Moves iPhone | Android

moves app for ios and android

Moves is an easy to use app that lets users keep track of daily walking, running, and cycling activities. Users can see how many calories they’ve burned and see their route so that it’s easier to reach their daily goal of over 10,000 steps. Unlike other fitness-tracking apps, moves is standalone and doesn’t rely on external hardware. As long as you have the device on you, Moves always works in the background without draining much of the device's battery. While Moves for iOS costs $2.99, Android users can download the app for free.


5. Endomondo Sports Tracker iPhone | Android

endomondo sports tracker pro app for ios and android

Endomondo Sports Tracker PRO is a health and fitness app developed by Endomondo, one of highest rated online fitness services for running, cycling, walking and any other distance-based activity. Users can set goals and use the audio coach as a personal guide. Users can also view graphs with heart rate, lap times, and speed throughout the workout.

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