The iPhone has become the go-to health and fitness tracker for many people, and now that can extend out to your wrist, too. The list of Apple Watch apps designed to help you stay in shape and keep yourself healthy is growing quickly, so TMO put together a list of some of our favorites just in time for your brand new smartwatch to arrive.
Stay in shape with these great Apple Watch health and fitness apps
Argus (free) tracks your daily steps, maps your run routes, logs your calories burned and what you eat, offers fitness tips, and lets you compare your activity with friends. Now you can stay on top of all of that from your Apple Watch, and track your heart rate, too.
Track your fitness activities and compete with friends with Argus
Mapping your runs is only part of what you get with MapMyRun (free). You can also track your workouts, log how many miles your running shoes have endured, follow your sleep patterns, and more. The Apple Watch app gives you real-time statistics for your daily activities so you don't need to pull your iPhone out of your pocket or sport band.
Pedometer++ (free) shows detailed information for your daily and weekly step counts, flights of stairs climbed, and achieved goals. Your Apple Watch shows the same information, too, which makes it easy to stay on top of your daily activity without checking your iPhone.
Stay on top of your daily step count with Pedometer++
Apple's Health app tracks your steps just fine, but it's horrible at actually displaying any useful information. RunKeeper (free) is much better because it gives you detailed information about walks, hikes, and runs, plus it shows maps of your routes and helps you set up training routines. The Apple Watch app lets you start and stop your runs or walks, and also shows your workout notifications.
Fitlist (free) is like your personal trainer in your pocket, and now on your wrist, too. It tracks your workouts and exercise schedule, gives you rewards for reaching your goals. You can use the app to track cardio workouts, circuit training, running, bodybuilding, triathlons, and more.
Fitlist is your personal trainer on your wrist
Sticking to a weight loss program is easier with Lose It! (free) because it builds a custom plan for you, and then helps you stay on track. The Apple Watch app shows your daily progress and nutrient counts, along with your overall weekly status.
Manage your weight loss with Lose It!