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The best fitness tracker apps for Android

Fitness tracking apps come in many shapes and sizes. Here are our favorites.
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December 2, 2021
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Fitness tracking is an essential part of working out. It lets you view your progress over months and years. Additionally, it helps encourage you to do your best so that your numbers get better.

Fitness tracking apps come in many shapes and sizes. Some are simple gym logs like FitNotes or even simpler tracking apps like Leap Fitness’ step counter. Plus, you have full options like MyFitnessPal and Google Fit or apps with compatible hardware like Fitbit. There are many options, but we can help you find the best ones. Here are the best fitness tracker apps for Android.

The best fitness tracker apps for Android


Fitness22

Price: Free / Varies

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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 many 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.

See also: The best fitness apps for Android


FitNotes

Price: Free / $5.99

FitNotes is one of the best fitness tracker apps for android

FitNotes is a simple and basic fitness tracker app. You can use it for various 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 $5.99 donation version to support development.


Google Fit

Price: Free

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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  Minutes to show if you are getting enough exercise. You earn Move Minutes by moving your body and Heart Points by getting your heart rate up. It can track some exercises also. This is a decent solution for beginners, intermediates, and people who don’t want the super tedious methods of more hardcore fitness tracker apps.


JEFIT Workout Tracker

Price: Free / $6.99 per month / $39.99 per year

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JEFIT Workout Tracker is a decent fitness tracker app with many 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, but other monthly and annual subscription options unlock everything.


Leap Fitness Step Counter

Price: Free / $2.99

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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, tracks your progress, and makes 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.

See also: The best free Android apps


MyFitnessPal

Price: Free / $9.99 per month / $49.99 per year

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MyFitnessPal is an all-in-one solution for both fitness and dieting. It has various 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 and 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 consider.


Runkeeper

Price: Free / $9.99 per month / $39.99 per year

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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 suitable for runners, but that’s about it.

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Strong: Exercise Gym Log

Price: Free / $4.99 per month / $29.99 per year / $99.99 once

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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 improving 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. This one has a subscription cost, but you can fork out $99.99 once and buy the whole app with a lifetime license.

See also: The best weightlifting apps and bodybuilding apps for Android


OEM fitness tracker apps

Price: Free (usually)

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Some Android devices come with fitness tracker apps. Samsung Health is a notable example. These apps can track your steps, some dietary tracking, and more. Samsung Health can even track 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

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Garmin Venu 2 vs Fitbit Sense

Fitness tracker hardware is widely available. You’ve probably heard of many brands, like Fitbit, Garmin, and Xiaomi. 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 relatively inexpensive compared to a fully-fledged 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 list the best ones linked up at the button below.


If we missed any great fitness tracker apps, tell us about them in the comments. You can also click here to check out our latest Android app and game lists.