Stay In Shape With MapMyFitness

by Jacqueline Bailey on July 29, 2013
App Name: MapMyFitness
Operating System: iOS, Android
App Cost: $0.00 (as of 7/29/13)

Why This is Wirefly BUZZworthy

MapMyFitness is a super helpful smartphone app that tracks your exercise routine. Whether you're looking to lose a few pounds or just want to track your workout, you'll love mapping your fitness on this great smartphone app!

It tracks over 600 workout activities, which covers just about anything you could come up with. It knows how many calories you'll burn from a certain activity, like jogging, based on the amount of time you ran. It also has a map and GPS to guide you and saves the trails for your records to show where you've been. It may sound like your typical "get fit" workout tracker, but it is much more than that.

For most people, music is a big part of their workout routine. With MapMyFitness, music can play in the background so that you stay focused and motivated during your workout.

The app also determines how many calories you should intake based on your weight, age, height, etc. You manually put in what you eat and it will tell you how many calories are in it. It's that smart! It knows, for example, the types of salads from Chick-Fil-A. It has a drop-down menu with information from restaurants and will record that as part of your daily intake. Or if you eat something small at home, like a banana, it will give you an approximate amount of calories.

MapMyFitness has several subset apps that are specified for your main source of activity: running, walking, biking, hiking, or dog walking.  So whether you want to use the main MapMyFitness app or whichever specific app fits your lifestyle is up to you! Each of their names starts with "MapMy." Keep track of your health whichever way you want and start mapping your workout!

         MapMyFitness

 

Pros

  • Remembers you each time you open the app
  • Logs your caloric intake
  • GPS knows how far you go and where
  • Tells you how many calories you burned
  • Was recently updated to ensure accuracy

Cons

  • May drain battery

Final Verdict

MapMyFitness is great for anyone looking to lose a few pounds or those who just enjoy tracking their workouts. And it has several more specific smartphone apps for your personal type of exercise!