Nike + GPS. The app launched to measure and store personalized workout data during outdoor and indoor exercise activities. And yes, a walk around the block can count too.
Garmin Fit seamlessly integrates into exercise routines, and includes the option to sync iTunes playlists to the app. For $0.99, users can embark on a run, walk, or bike ride and let Garmin Fit track the activity. Activity data can be uploaded to Garmin Connect and managed from the computer. Simple interface in bold lettering indicates elapsed time, distance, speed and calories, though it does not take incline or altitude into account.
Activities are mapped via GPS locators using Google Maps, with easy toggling between map and activity calculator. Garmin Fit continues running while other apps, web searches or phone calls are activated, allowing users to go full speed with eyes open to what’s ahead. Unfortunately, the current version only stores workout results for 30 days, so the app is best used to store short term activity data.
For those who are looking to reach their target heart rate, Garmin launched an ANT+ adapter that measures heart rate and cadence when paired with the app. The sensors can also receive data from other gadgets on other meters and sensors, which is particularly useful for cyclists. As a cyclist, I find that there are still too many steps to take in order to effectively monitor my progress, and I’m sticking to the sensors attached to my bike. When Garmin out with a version that takes San Francisco hills into account, I’ll be a convert.
AppPicker Rating: 4 / 5 Stars
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