Price: Free / Varies
Fitness22 Running Distance Tracker is exactly what the name implies. It tracks your distance if you decide to take a walk or a run. It has a bunch of standard features, like total distance, average pace, pace per mile (or kilometer), a run log, and other helpful features. You can also pass your music through the app for some motivation and the app tells you when you’ve run a mile (or kilometer) and what your pace was during that mile (or kilometer). Most of the basic functions are free in the app. There are a variety of workout routines that require either a subscription or a lifetime purchase.
Price: Free / $4.99
FitNotes is a simple and basic fitness tracker. You can use it for a variety of exercise styles, including bodybuilding, cardio, running, and whatever else, really. You also get calendar features, the ability to create custom exercise routines, and cloud storage options for backup and restore. It’s good for those who don’t want anything super heavy or packed with too many features. Plus, you can keep track of basically any exercise that you can think of. The app is entirely free with an optional $4.99 donation version if you want to support development.
Google Fit is Google’s fitness tracking solution. It takes a simpler, less granular approach to fitness tracking. It tracks some super basic on both your mobile phone and your Wear OS smartwatch if you have one. Google Fit uses metrics like heart points and move points to show if you are getting enough exercise. You earn move points by moving and heart points by getting your heart rate up. It can track some exercises also. This is a decent solution for beginners and intermediates along with people who don’t want the super tedious methods of more hardcore fitness tracker apps.
JEFIT Workout Tracker
Price: Free / $4.99 / $4.99 per month / $39.99 per year
JEFIT Workout Tracker is a decent fitness tracker app with a lot of features. The app features fitness tracking, cross-platform support (Android, iOS, and web), training programs, and little things like workout timers. It supports over 1,300 workouts and you can track yourself doing any of them. You can also set goals, see video examples of every workout, and track your progress over time. The app has a free version that is okay. There is a singular pro version for $4.99 that adds additional features and then some subscription options that unlocks everything.
Leap Fitness Step Counter
Price: Free / $2.99
Leap Fitness Step Counter is a good, simple step counter app. It tracks your steps, requires no sign-in, and it doesn’t use GPS tracking for your steps. That makes it an excellent app for privacy and simplicity. It really only tracks your steps, track your progress, and make sure you hit your goals every day. There are some backup and restore options along with some theming options. There is a free version and a pro version that removes ads. It’s a competent step tracker app for those who need something basic.
Price: Free / $9.99 per month / $49.99 per year
MyFitnessPal is an all-in-one solution for both fitness and dieting. It has a variety of tracking tools for both your nutrition and whatever kind of exercise you enjoy. It also has support for over 50 other exercise and nutrition apps as well as a variety of hardware devices. It’s one of the heaviest solutions on the list and also among the most expensive. However, it really does do just about everything. The UI is actually pretty decent for how many things this app can do. The free version does come with some features. There is a subscription that unlocks everything. It’s expensive, but it does the work of three apps so it’s something to take into consideration.
Price: Free / $9.99 per month / $39.99 per year
Runkeeper is a fitness tracker app for runners. It tracks things like distance, pace, and frequency of your runs. The app has support for Wear OS devices as well as other apps like MyFitnessPal. It works pretty well. You basically hit the go button and then start running. The app does the rest. It also includes a stopwatch mode for things like indoor cardio via treadmill. It even has Spotify integration, although we would’ve liked integration with other music apps too. In any case, like MyFitnessPal, you can get some stuff for free. There is a subscription for the rest of it if you want it. It’s good for runners, but that’s about it.
Strong: Exercise Gym Log
Price: Free / $4.99 per month / $29.99 per year / $99.00 once
Strong: Exercise Gym Log is a gym log similar to FitNotes. You can input all of your exercise routines and track them over time. It includes some unique tools like a warm-up calculator and tips on how to improve strength from your previous numbers. It has a few extra features from something like FitNotes, but you sacrifice a little bit of ease of use in the process. The UI is also clean and easy to use. There is a subscription cost with this one, but you can fork out $99.99 once and buy the whole app with a lifetime license.
OEM fitness tracker apps
Price: Free (usually)
Some Android devices come with fitness tracker apps. Samsung Health and LG Health are notable examples. These apps can track your steps, some dietary tracking, and more. Samsung Health can even take track of stuff like blood pressure and blood glucose levels. The features vary from device to device. However, if you have a device with built-in fitness tracking, we recommend giving it the old college try to see if it works for you. After all, it’s supported directly by the phone maker and it costs nothing. Technically, Google Fit fits in here as well. However, you can install that on anything so we didn’t include it here.
Hardware fitness trackers
Price: Varies, but the apps are free
Fitness tracker hardware is widely available. You’ve probably heard of some brands, like Fitbit. You wear these devices and they track your stats. They all have an official app where you can view progress, see what you’ve done, and see your progress over time. Fitbit is probably the most popular example. The hardware is fairly inexpensive compared to something like a smartwatch, but it works pretty well. This along with something like FitNotes and you can track basically everything. There are a lot of good fitness trackers out there. We have a list of the best ones linked up at the button above.
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