There are many choices out there for apps to track your workouts. What you choose will depend on
- What stats you want to track
- What types of workouts you do
- If you want free or paid premium apps
- What you “LIKE” to use. If you don’t like it, you won’t use it.
I have found I really like Runkeeper, MapMyRun (bike, hike, etc.) Strava is great too, but I’m not overly fond of it. It really is great for hiking and biking though.
I use a Samsung Gear Sport watch, but the Samsung Health App only keeps 30 days of workouts. Sooo, I’m stuck having to also use something else. However, I just found out I can add the MapMyRun widget to my watch. It gives me great stats with the flick of my wrist. Also, when you open MapMyRun on your phone, you can see in your Activity Feed ALL activities tracked by other Under Armour apps such as MapMyBike, MapMyHike, MapMyWalk. They are all part of a suite of apps interconnected with MyFitnessPal, where you can log food, water intake etc. This is by far my favorite app. So definitely check it out.
Runkeeper is also great with stats and challenges etc, but I can’t put a widget for it on my watch, so I start it manually on my phone and use it in conjunction with MapMyRun etc. on my watch.
Here are some photos of the MapMyRun app on my watch, which is a Samsung Gear Sport. . MapMyRimn tracks EVERYTHING! I love being able to see my max heart rate AND my current heart rate, plus my average pace right on my wrist. This is great for people who are trying to hit a specific pace or want to improve their pace.
The one thing it’s missing is music controls. Samsung Health does it and it does show a lot of great info right on your watch, but it only saves 30 days of activity. That’s a booooo hooooo from me!
Here are some screenshots from the MapMyRun app on my phone. Shows a lot of great data.
Here you can see where the MapMyRun app is also showing my other recorded activies from the other MapMy(insert activity). Great to be able to see them all in one place.