Top 3 Fitness Apps to Use with Fitbit

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There are many activity devices out in the market, but none other hold a candle in comparison to the specs and features of Fitbit. The numerous types of Fitbit devices serve to motivate and improve health through the tracking of exercise activity, steps taken, heart rate, calories burned, weight gained/lost, sleep activity and food logged.

Because of Fitbit’s popularity, a stream of apps has been developed to work in unison with the Fitbit app. These serve to enhance the user experience even more.

The best apps to sync with Fitbit include these 3 fitness apps: 

  1. Strava

First off, Strava is foremost a running app. And like many other fitness apps, it records calories burned, time, pace, distance, etc. Where it greatly differs from some of the other running apps is that it’s great at stirring up competition among users. Users can compare their personal performance to other runners—both to local runners in the area, to even runners on a global scale (through worldwide challenges).

In addition to seeing the performance specs of others, users can see other user’s training activities as a form of motivation. Rankings are assigned based on performance, which ultimately serves to motivate each user to perform better. Strava effortlessly syncs to the Fitbit app to give a better overview of your physical activities.

One thing to always do, however far you do decide to run, is to be aware of your surroundings to ensure your personal safety at all times. There are mobile security apps as well that ensure the protection of your home remotely while you are away.

  1. Endomondo

Endomondo is a highly popular fitness app that accommodates a variety of fitness activities. These include: walking, cycling, martial arts, football, golfing, football and others—40 various ones to be exact.

Endomondo is actually by Under Armor, which seems fitting since Under Armor is an active wear brand. With Endomondo, users can not only track their workouts, but they can also review their performance, set workout goals, start a challenge and share activities with friends on social media for extra motivation.

The app also has a built-in audible coach assistant, a “personal trainer in your pocket” that provides guidance through various exercises. In general, if you want to make a game plan for your exercises and set new objectives while performing a range of activities, Endomondo is the right app to integrate these activities—and it syncs right to the Fitbit app.

  1. Fit Star Personal Trainer

Fit Star is a personal training app that features a wide range of different workouts. Consider it a training DVD for your desired activity—but one that you can take with you anywhere on your smartphone or tablet. Since you are ultimately in charge of following the workout, it is up to you to also give yourself a score at the end. This will help the app to personalize your workouts based on your fitness level. The fact that Fit Star is also able to sync to Fitbit is another reason to depend on such an instructive and motivational tool.