It looks as though our favorite Cupertino tech company is out to prove that an Apple a day really can keep the doctor away. Apple's reportedly working on an app that will gather and compile data about your health with the help of the iPhone's new M7 processor, reports 9to5Mac, along with the fitness data commonly found in smart watches like the Pebble.
With so many life-logging apps out there, it may be difficult to find the right one for you. OptimizeMe doesn’t just keep a log of your daily activities — it also tells you how to improve them and how each one affects one another. If you don’t mind manually inputting all of your data, OptimizeMe is true to its name and can help you optimize your life. OptimizeMe organizes your activities into four separate categories: health, creativity, routine, and pleasure.
Everyone's routine is a bit different, but there's one thing that we all have in common: The need for a good night's sleep. Failing to get the required amount of rest can be the difference between a productive day with a positive outlook and a fruitless, seemingly unending one. Even though you sleep — or try to — every night, it doesn't always get easier with more practice. Sometimes you need an aid to get your eyes to stay shut. We've found eight apps designed to help you squeeze out every last ounce of sleep from an evening, which can help make sure you wake up every morning feeling refreshed.
Your iPhone can’t make you exercise more or change your diet. But it can help you make your life more social, more creative, and way more fun. With so many health and fitness apps aimed at helping you take care of yourself, your Mac and iOS device can be sources of support and inspiration — and all the nerdy statistics you’d ever want. No matter what your initial fitness level or your own goals (maybe you just want to sleep better, feel less stressed, or find a new trail to walk your dog), we hope something here speaks to you.
Let's say you enjoyed the holidays a bit too much. Also, if we're really being honest, you probably enjoyed January too much as well. There are a number of apps that track your health and fitness, such as the ever-excellent Nike+, but Moves excels at doing something different-- it tracks you passively.
For most of us, either time or money is scarce; for many, it's certainly both. Yoga classes often come at $20 a pop and require an hour and a half of commitment. If you're a new or busy yogi, give Yoga Studio a try. This inexpensive app has quickly become one of my favorites for fitness
There are two great motivators to shedding your winter blubber: Realizing the extent of the holiday eating damage or having access to Nike's sublime iOS app that lets you track your runs. "Tracking" is perhaps putting things lightly, because this $1.99 baby serves up more stats than you could possibly need on every run you take. That means it's versatile enough to sate seasoned road warriors (the GPS function tracks both your pace and path) and wobbly newbies (it cheers you on when you break your own records).
With the rising cost of health care in the U.S., it’s no surprise that a small cottage industry has popped up for gadgets that allow us to skip costly doctor visits and monitor our health from home. One of the more intriguing devices is the Withings Blood Pressure Monitor, a $129 solution for tracking weight, fat/lean mass, BMI, heart rate, and blood pressure daily through an iOS device.
If you regularly run interval workouts, chances are good you’ve already got a Timex or Garmin wrist watch that’ll not only remind you to change pace but also monitor your heart rate, the distances you cover via GPS, and a host of other relevant bells and whistles.
But for people who are only just discovering the joys (and pains) of interval training, the Runners Interval Timer app, priced at just $1.99, is an awesome alternative to the aforementioned gizmos, which typically run between $50 and $350.
We love spending quality time indoors with our gadgets, but sometimes we just want to take things outside. We're all for leaving the iPhone at home while out for a run, but these iOS and Mac gadgets just help you run faster, bike harder, and burn more calories all around. Best of all, they make fitness even more fun!