5 best iOS apps
Free runtastic, runtastic.com Ignore the name; this app tracks almost any outdoor activity well, thanks to its GPS integration. Follow your route, distance, speed, split times, elevation, pace, duration and calories burned on its geographical map, and log additional data such as the weather and even your mood.
Free Endomondo, endomondo.com In its basic form, this app tracks a wide selection of outdoor activities and offers plenty of useful stats. But with a premium subscription it comes into its own, with a range of training and coaching plans that provide structure and motivation to inspire and challenge you.
Free Human.co, human.co Human pushes you to achieve a goal of at least 30 minutes’ exercise a day, and automatically counts your calories as you walk, run and cycle, without you having to stop and tell it what you’re up to. You can follow your friends’ activity in the app too, helping you stay motivated.
Free Neybox Interactive, neybox.com Pillow tracks your sleep using your device’s accelerometer; pop it in your bed and on waking up you’re given a detailed overview of how you slept, with REM, light and deep sleep cycles plotted in a timeline. It has built-in nap modes and can also record sound events such as sleep talking.
Free ShapeUp Club, lifesum.com This visually rich app offers structured diet plans, tracks your food intake, and its detailed meal information helps you understand how many carbs, proteins and fats you’re eating. It also syncs with wearable fitness trackers to factor activity levels into your calorie burn.