1CountEat. Calories

99 cents

The 99-cent iPhone app CountEat. Calories (for iOS only) helps you estimate, rather than count, how many calories you consume at each meal, and helps you find a range, rather than a precise target, for how much you should eat. The innovative approach is worth a try for anyone trying to lose a lot of weight, but too imprecise for dropping two or three pounds.

Available on: iOS




Bicycle tracking app Cyclemeter (for iOS only) collects a wealth of data, is very accurate, contains several well thought out features, and appeals to fitness enthusiasts who participate in more than one sport. All this adds up to an Editors’ Choice among fitness apps. Despite the name, you can use Cyclemeter to track walks, runs, and other activities. It does not include a calorie-counting component, however.

Available on: iOS


3Endomondo Sports Tracker

Free to $4.99 for Pro

Endomondo focuses on the community aspects of staying motivated to reach your fitness activity goals. Members use GPS features to track how much they run, cycle, jog, and so forth, and share their progress with others. You can find friends on Endomondo by connecting the service to your other accounts, such as Facebook, Gmail, Yahoo! Mail, etc.

Available on: Android, BlackBerry, iOS, Windows Phone, and Web




Free to $49 per year for Premium

The Fitbit system, is used for counting calories, recording exercise, logging your weight, and tracking other personal metrics (including heart rate, glucose levels, sleep, and blood pressure) by using a personal activity tracker called Fitbit One—although you don’t need to own a tracker to use the app. If you do own one of the Fitbit gadgets, you can sync it so that the data it collects automatically appears on your account. On its own, the Fitbit site gives you the ability to record your personal data to keep track of your fitness goals. Its food-tracking system could be better, but you can use another, such as Lose It!, and integrate that data in its place if you prefer.

Available on: Android, iOS, and Web.



Fitocracy uses game-like stats to spur on friendly competition and increase your dedication to working out. The apps and website feature social interaction prominently. Post a status, whether it’s your success story of going to the gym or the reason you skipped a workout, and you’re likely to find a wealth of support from the community. It also has plentiful resources for all kinds of fitness enthusiasts, from weightlifters to swimmers.

Available on: Android, iOS, and Web.

A Bulgarian, Hamiltonian through and through, Petkov is a soon to be graduate from Mohawk College for journalism. He has worked as a video producer, hoping to expand to a news organization. Stefan has made Hamilton his home for News and his hobbies for the past few years and also works part-time at Mohawk College. He enjoys spending time writing, and video editing.

One Comment to: Top Fitness Apps

  1. Omam

    March 14th, 2013

    Another great App to include here is maXtreme on the Apple App Store. It is sick across all its levels from Beginner to Jedii. It has tons of workouts with videos and even has an options for a 90 day challenge where the App serves you a different workout everyday for 90 days. You can also build your own workouts. This should be anyone’s top pick.


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