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CardioTrainer & Fitness Apps

Discussion in 'Android Apps & Games' started by be_fit, Jan 28, 2009.

  1. be_fit

    be_fit New Member
    Thread Starter

    Jan 28, 2009
    Just wanted to see what people's favorite fitness apps are??

    I've had the app CardioTrainer for a couple of months now and love it!!
    ...helps track and log all of my runs, hikes, etc and allows me to see my data on my phone & computer, and share through facebook!

    ...here's some more info on this particular app: www.worksmartlabs.com/cardiotrainer/about.php


  2. wighty

    wighty Member

    Dec 14, 2009
    I've had success w/ Velox Pro for my GPS tracker (i'm an avid cyclist)
    GPS tracker helped me find my lost phone (send a text to run the program from another cell phone to activate, then look on the computer to find your phone)
    I've had success w/ PdaNet as my tethering program (until WmWifi is done)
    Apps Organizer is a MUST, really keeps my home screen clean
    Pandora and GrooveShark rock
    Handcent SMS is great, for MMS too
    AppManager is great for uninstalling and backing up programs to your sd card
    OurGroceries has been great for my spouse and I to get current info on our Christmas shopping list :)
  3. HotDawg

    HotDawg Well-Known Member

    Nov 24, 2009
    data analyst
    I'm "using" Absolute Fitness.

    I say "using" because it is not user friendly enough for me to use it constantly the way I did apps on my iPod Touch. It takes far too much work to put a meal in - desperately needs barcode input for foods because even though they have a large database of items it seems everything I eat isn't in there! (I'm talking about things like Strawberry Chex, Splenda brown sugar or Corona beer! not unusual stuff). It can take me longer to enter in a meal than it did to eat it.

    If you want to customize the time or amount in an entry (which is basically every entry) you have to set each from scratch - I mean that the clock will show your current time so if you enter your meal three hours later you have to change the time on every item. And the measurements all go back to zero so you can't jut add one more egg, you have to start at zero and count back up to six eggs. Doesn't sound like much, but when you are doing it it makes the process very long and tedious.

    I've tried a number of them though, and this one seems to be the best for calorie tracking. It's the only one with any sort of running total. Charts are okay - at least they have some.

    The "fitness" part is misleading - all it does is track activities like "running 5 mph" - you can't, for instance, use it as a weightlifting log. You can go in and add custom exercises, but to enter an hour long routine would take forever - you'd have to add a new activity for each set, etc.

    You can't track your measurements.

    Hours of sleep is in full hours, no half hours (just a minor annoyance).

    I give it two, maybe three stars out of five, but I have to say it seems to be the best one in the market. Somewhat disappointing.

    ETA: I also tried Calorie Counter which does have barcode scanning, but apparently no reports except your one day's diary - no weekly total or anything. Lame.
  4. artzyfartzy68

    artzyfartzy68 New Member

    May 31, 2010
    I use calorie counter, too, and Cardio trainer, and C25K.
    You can look at your overall progress on Caloriecounter (fatsecret online) and your exercise, but not much else. I don't use it that often, only if I notice I'm eating a lot of crap, so that hasn't been an issue. I do like that it remembers food, so if I repeat meals a lot, I don't haveto put much effort into entering it in the log.

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