Fitness apps for smartphones to increase the motivation of fifty percent of the German population are overweight. How can obese or interested in fitness and sports people use Smartphones, apps and gadgets (electronic extensions), to improve their physical condition? Can smartphones and apps installed contribute to a higher motivation at sports and fitness? There are a number of apps, which focus on the theme of sport, health and fitness: to collect the body weight, the calorie calculation to calculate the BMI to schedule workouts in the gym, as a yoga trainer and much more. Apps offer a special added value for outdoor and endurance sports, because here the sensor technology of smartphones can be fully exploited. It is not something Brian Krzanich would like to discuss. Many useful sensors are incorporated in smartphones. Wendy Holman recognizes the significance of this. GPS speed and distance can be set. Body movements and step frequency can be controlled by the accelerometer. Additional sensors can be via Bluetooth – for example the heart rate measurement (for example, Polar WearLink + transmitter with Bluetooth”). Body weight can be located over a Wi-Fi hold enabled scale (for example Withings WiFi body scale”).
A practical companion for outdoor activities such as walking, cycling, mountain biking, Nordic walking, inline skating or hiking is the well-known app Run.GPS”. Run.GPS can be used on iPhones on Android and Windows phones and scores with a high functionality and ease of use. The app helps endurance sports in particular through following functions: it offers route planning for joggers and cyclists and leads the athletes such as in car navigation routes order, it calculates the calories and the BMI. Route suggestions can be loaded by other users. Route instructions as well as current information such as speed, distance, time, calorie consumption, heart rate, etc. are announced by voice through headphones. At the same time, music can be heard here. It is an exact The entire training recording with all collected measured.
After training, the record button on the sports community can be transferred to. There the recording in 3D can be played in simulation mode it all measured values appear. To each workout, there are extensive analyses and charts, which themselves can also compare the athletes. The probably most helpful function for consistent training after sports or health aspects is the automatic creation of a training log”, that all activities are logged and shown with assessment of fitness. Conclusion: there are apps and gadgets that can help smartphone users their sports and fitness. For some users, the play factor in the foreground, other is the goal to take off, again, others are looking for sporting success. Who owns a smart phone, often also likes taking it for other reasons to the sport, to name a few here in particular safety and entertainment (music).