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7 of the best fitness apps for Apple Watch

Want to get fit? Why not use your Apple Watch? With in-built technology – designed to track heart rate, activity, calorie intake and more – it’s like having a personal trainer on your wrist.

Countless fitness apps are also available to download, all designed to promote your health and fitness. Whether you’re an exercise fanatic or just getting started in the world of workouts, there’s something to suit – and here we list some of the best Apple Watch fitness apps currently in-store.

 

1. Streaks

(£4.99)

This is a good all-rounder. Featuring 30 equipment-free exercises, it’s the perfect Apple fitness app for anyone who prefers to exercise at home – without the need for an expensive gym membership. Not only does it allow you to choose exercises, you can also select the duration (6, 12, 18 or 30 minutes) and it’s possible to devise a workout that is tailored to your ability level.

2. Seven

(Free, £9.99 premium subscription)

Ideal for a beginner. This popular app is based on the idea that, as long as they have seven minutes to spare, anyone can improve their fitness. No equipment is needed. Simply use your phone to watch how each exercise is done, grab your watch, and you’re ready to get started. It’s packed full of useful exercises and helps you to get into a habit of exercising on a daily basis.

3. Carrot Fit

(£4.99)

Aimed at experienced gym-goers, this is a very challenging Apple Watch workout app. It’s centred around a workout called ‘7 minutes in hell’ – and it certainly puts you through your paces. There are 12 high-intensity exercises in total and you’re instructed to do 30 seconds on each. The app also attempts to taunt motivate you with its sarcastic messages and cheeky sense of humour.

4. Strava

(Free, with in-app purchases)

If you like to jog or cycle, this is the Apple fitness app for you. It allows you to record your run or ride, mapping out the route taken and analysing your performance. For example, it offers key statistics on distance, speed, pace, elevation gained and calories burned. Information is presented clearly and, to help keep you motivated, you can share your activities with friends and followers.

5. Endomondo Sports Tracker

(Free, with in-app purchases)

Endomondo is perfect for those who like to mix up their activities. As one of the most comprehensive Apple Watch fitness apps available, it tracks running, cycling, walking – as well as over 60 other sports. You can set goals for each activity. Then, when it comes to doing the activity, the app provides fantastic audio feedback to make sure you achieve those goals.

6. Pocket yoga

(£2.99)

This is a brilliant Apple fitness app for anyone wishing to get into yoga. Not only does it feature a catalogue of 300 yoga poses – with a description and illustration of each – it also includes 27 yoga sessions of varying durations and difficulties. Just roll out your yoga mat, whenever or wherever, and start to learn the difference between a downward-facing dog, upward-facing dog and more.

7. MyFitnessPal

(Free, with in-app purchases)

For anyone looking to lose weight, this is an incredibly useful app. Essentially, it counts the calories on your behalf – keeping track of how many you’ve consumed and how many you have left for the rest of the day. It also counts your steps and allows you to ‘earn’ calories by doing exercise. The app itself is easy to use and, since its release, it’s helped its users to lose over 200 million pounds.

 

Turn your Apple Watch into a fitness tracker

If you plan to download an Apple fitness app – and wish to use your watch for workouts – it’s worth investing in a sports strap. Here at Apple Watch Strap, we have a comprehensive range for you to choose from, including rubber and silicone bands that are perfect for use during exercise.

So why not take a look today? Choose the best Apple Watch fitness apps for your ability level, select a strap from our range, and take the first step towards getting fit and healthy. If you have any questions about the products available, you’re welcome to get in touch at any time. Either give us a call on 0333 323 2772 or send an email to customerservices@applewatchstrap.co.uk.

 

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