You can make this watch your coach and motivator, partner and supporter, with the addition of some great apps that will take your fitness training to a whole new level. Here’s a look at some of the best apps.
We Mumbaikars are a proud people, and the annual Mumbai Marathon gives us another reason to be proud. Did you know that having raised more than ₹196 crores over the years, with the support of 512 NGOs, this is one of the biggest philanthropic sporting events in India. This year, the event will be held on January 21, the third Sunday of the first month of the New Year, just like always.
Rubbing shoulders with celebrities, the Mumbai Marathon is a great way to test yourself. Believe me, the feeling of satisfaction when you reach the finish line is incomparable. So, have you started preparing yourself for this challenge? Here are some apps that can help you great up for this amazing experience.
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If you are looking for the best partner in your journey to fitness, there is nothing better than the Apple Watch. Apple launched its third generation watch, the Apple Watch Series 3, in India in September 2017. This new smartwatch comes with some amazing health and “intelligent coaching features.” It is water resistant up to 50 metres and also sports a new barometric altimeter to measure relative elevation. So, whether you are in the infamous torrential rains of Mumbai or jogging up Malabar Hill, the watch will be by your side!
The Series 3 also claims to have a dual-core processor that is 70% faster than its predecessor, with a new wireless chip. And if you ever need more motivation, you have an almost limitless playlist right there on your wrist. The watchOS4, which is what this smartwatch runs on, comes with an updated Heart Rate app, which gives you multiples measures, such as walking, workout, recovery, resting and breathe sessions. It also has an improved Workout app, with an all-new interface to help you with High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) and even swimming.
But wait… that is not all! You can make this watch your coach and motivator, partner and supporter, with the addition of some great apps that will take your fitness training to a whole new level. Here’s a look at some of the best apps.
This app gives you access to workout plans for all levels of exercise, age and more. Whether you are too busy to exercise, a senior citizen, have injuries, are an athlete or a traveler, there is something for everyone here. You can start off with the beginner’s plan and work your way to more and more advanced levels. In addition, with hundreds of workouts being a part of this app, you can even make your own customised plan. The new Version 8.0.2 has added even more exercises that will help you on your path to fitness.
Apple’s “App of the Year” for 2017, Calm is a great way to relieve stress and rejuvenate your mind and body. With guided meditation, breathing programmes, sleep stories, relaxing music and more, this is a great way to bring peace into your everyday life. It has meditation programmes for every level, from beginners, to intermediate and advanced. You can also choose the length of the session.
Your diet plays a key role in your level of fitness, and Lifesum is just the app you need to track your nutrition, weight and activity levels. It has a personalised meal planner, a plethora of healthy recipes and great diet tips to help you achieve your fitness goals. So, choose the plan that best suits your lifestyle and your busy schedule, and see how this app helps you achieve goals, with reminders, such as the one that tells you to drink plenty of water.
This easy to understand and use app is the smart way to ensure heart health. It helps you keep track of your weight, blood pressure and ECG/EKG. It has won several awards through 2017, from being the “Best Tech Product” to the “Best Health App” and even the “Best Product of the Year.” With this app, you can create a heart health journal, automatically tracking and syncing your data with a single touch. Qardio comes with an entire family of health wearables and can be integrated into the Apple Watch ecosystem.
If you are a diabetic, this award-winning app is a great way to keep track of your blood sugar levels. It also comes with features like reminders for medication, automatic carb counter, basal insulin pump rates and more. You can check your historical data to keep track of your progress too.
This GPS running and fitness app helps you track all your fitness activities, regardless of what you like to do to stay fit, including running, cycling, hiking, walking and even skiing. You can track distance, speed, elevation, time, calories burned and much more with this one.
This one is for cycling, hiking and running enthusiasts, and helps you track such activities with GPS. In addition, you can participate in challenges, share pics of your activities and even follow others. It is a great way to stay motivated.
Want to make fitness fun? Try escaping those zombies that seem to be taking over the world! It is almost like being a part of The Walking Dead series, with those rattling groans and guttural breaths coming to you through the headphones. A great immersive way to gamify your fitness routine.
Seven – 7 Minute Workout:
In the spirit of making fitness fun, here’s another app that helps you maximise the benefits of workouts in the shortest timeframe possible. Check out the personalised workout plans and choose fun that fits your busy schedule.
Nike + Run Club:
With full Apple Watch Series 3 support, this app is a great way to make sure you run more, and more frequently. It helps you track with the GPS, while also offering customised coaching plans, audio-guided running workouts, as well as the chance to get motivation from friends to keep going with your fitness goals.
Fitso Running and Weight Loss:
Want to support the Make in India initiative? This app is your way to do so. Recognized as the “Best Indian Calorie Counter”, Fitso is a great way to lose weight and build muscle tone, not to mention, prepare for a marathon. It also helps you with diet plans.
It is never too late to start off on your fitness goals, and the Mumbai Marathon is just the motivator you need to begin.