Fitness Apps

Apple Highlights of the Week: Apple Watch 2, iPhone SE deconstruction, and more

Apple Watch alarm clock

Spring is here, and this means speculation surrounding WWDC is in the air. This time it's about the next generation Apple Watch. Also with spring comes some of our favorite fitness apps, with a top 5 from the running department. Apple fixes a Siri bug on the iPhone 6s, and Reddit launches its official app. Here are some Apple highlights from the week:

5 essential running companion apps for iOS

iOS Running Apps

Ah, spring. Who doesn’t love spring? The weather’s nice, good fruit starts to come in season and your excuses not to get out there and start running become slimmer following a long winter indoors.

Ok, so not everyone may like that last one so much, but it is true that spring is an excellent time to get out there and start running. If you’re one of many that comes to this conclusion every year but finds themselves disheartened after the first few runs, perhaps it’s because you’re not maximizing the potential of your smartphone as a running companion.

There are a ton of great apps out there designed to help make your run better and these may very well be the best.

5 fun health and fitness apps for the new year

Apple Watch

One of the most popular New Year's Eve resolutions is to be more healthy. Eating better and staying fit is much easier these days thanks to all the available fitness gadgets, such as the Apple Watch and Fitbit activity bands, but even these items don't make exercising fun. Luckily there are a few iOS apps for your iPod touch and iPhone that can help make reaching your New Year's goals a little less boring. Here are five fun health and fitness apps that will keep you on track while keeping you entertained.

Review: TICKR X Fitness Tracker

Wahoo Fitness TICKR X workout tracker.

It should be said right off the bat that Wahoo Fitness' TICKR X is much more than just a heart rate monitor. It is more of a complete workout activity tracker/training assistant that lets you monitor your heart and calorie burn rates, as well as both the motion and intensity of your workouts. We recently picked one up to see if it is a worthwhile investment.

Get a Pedometer on the iOS 8 Lock Screen

Pedometers can be simple devices, delivering just one number: total step count for the day. Now thanks to the iPhone motion coprocessor, the tweak Stepper 2 brings this simplicity to iOS 8. Owners of a jailbroken iPhone 5s, iPhone 6 or iPhone 6 Plus can utilize Stepper 2 to count steps in style.

iOS 8.1 jailbreak step count

Once installed, the tweak shows the current step count directly in the lock screen and on the iOS 8 status bar. This display of information can be customized in Settings. In addition to counting steps, Stepper can send daily reminder notifications at a particular time.


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