Apple Watch health & fitness apps

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Leave your fitbit at home forever when you've got your Apple Watch on.

Whether you're a fitness fanatic in training for the next world games or you just need to know how many steps you've taken each day, there's going to be an Apple Watch app that will suit your needs. With the rise of the fitbit and other active wearables that sync to an iPhone in an ever growing health conscious society, staying active has never been more important.

There will be a range of apps available with the launch of the Apple Watch - find out which one is for you below.

Apple Watch App Name Category Release Date Publisher Price Age Advisory Rating Avg. User Rating
Nike+ Running Health & Fitness 24/04/15 Nike, Inc. Free 4+ 4
Strava Health & Fitness 24/04/15 N/A Free N/A 4.5
Runtastic Health & Fitness 24/04/15 runtastic Free 4+ 4.5
Equinox Health & Fitness 24/04/15 N/A N/A N/A N/A

While the Apple Watch doesn't do anything different to other watches that offer fitness tracking, it does set helpful reminders and keeps a detailed log of your activities for the day.

The three things we love about the Apple Watch

  • Heart Rate Tracker

The Apple Watch features a built in heart rate sensor which will eliminate the need to wear a monitor around your chest. This will allow greater mobility and flexibility during your work outs and can help you find your perfect cardio zone.

  • Built in GPS

Let you Apple Watch track your entire workout regime, including your evening walk, half marathon or simply your post-lunch stroll. Combined with the built in accelerometer you'll have an accurate map of your day.

  • Accelerometer

Your Apple Watch will track your total body movement and the steps you take to calculate how many calories you'll burn through out the day.

Why you will want to download the Nike+ app

It's no secret that running is a great therapeutic exercise and it's also great for your cardiovascular health. With the Nike+ app on your watch you'll be able to track every run you go on, how much Nike fuel you've burnt, and keep up with and compete with your friends for distance traveled each week and month.

You'll be able to see your progress over time and the intensity of your workout.

So whether it is every step you take, or every move you make - the Apple Watch will be watching you.

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