ARGUS – Motion and Fitness Tracker by Azumio

Total Score:  29

Azumio has brought themselves to the forefront of fitness apps with their latest version of the Argus – Motion and Fitness Tracker.  Working with the new M7 motion sensor, it captures a significant amount of data.  Whether you have the latest iPhone or not, you’ll find a lot to like with this app.

 

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Educate Yourself with Fooducate – Diet and Health Tracker App

Total Score: 28.5

If you want an app that allows you to track your food and help you make smart food choices, then Fooducate is the app for you.  You can set goals, enter your meals and record your exercise.  You may be asking yourself how is this one different from the other apps that record your meals?  What it does is grade the foods you are eating so that you can learn to make better choices.  Or, you may wish to eat foods that are not genetically modified, but don’t know which ones are.  This app can help there too.  Knowledge is power (according to Francis Bacon) – and this app helps you find that knowledge. Continue reading “Educate Yourself with Fooducate – Diet and Health Tracker App”

Shine™ – Track Your Fitness Activities

Total Score: 27

Shine App iconShine is an app that lets you set goals for weekly activity and track your progress. There was an indiegogo project for a wearable device that will be the companion product to this app. The device, when available. will be the size of a quarter and introduce a new way to sync with your iPhone. Until that product becomes available, the Shine app can still help you plan and provide motivation.

Update 8/3/13 – at long last my Shine has arrived.  I’ll begin testing and providing additional feedback as to ease of use.  You’ll find that content at the end of this review.

Upcoming:  Comparison of UP and Shine.

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Track Your Calories and Exercise with MyNetDiary – Pro, HD or Diabetes Tracker

Total Score:  29.5

The key to eating a balanced diet is to eat unprocessed foods, lots of vegetables and a good balance of protein and carbohydrates.  I know this.  I don’t know about you, but I don’t always eat unprocessed food and certainly not enough vegetables.  And, I haven’t the faintest idea whether I am balancing my proteins and carbohydrates.  In order to maintain a healthy diet I need help.  That isn’t so hard to say.  You probably need help as well.  There are a number of good apps available to help you with this process.  I’ve tried a number of them successfully.  After testing MyNetDiary on the iPhone and iPad, I’m ready to say this is my favorite app.   It is full featured, and best of all, incredibly easy to use.

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MapMyWalk +GPS – for Walks and Runs

Total Score:  28.5

  There are a lot of good fitness-related apps out on the market and ones that track your food as well.  MapMyWalk is the first one I have come across that logs your walks, complete with maps, and offers you the opportunity to add other activities and nutritional information. Continue reading “MapMyWalk +GPS – for Walks and Runs”

Up By Jawbone – Back on the Market and Better Than Before!

Total Score:  28

Part of attaining and maintaining good health is the ability to monitor and understand your daily activity, sleep and diet.  Up by Jawbone, a wristband that works with this iPhone app, helps you along that path.  The feedback the app provides you helps you to understand what you need to do to have better health.  When you know how many calories you burn through activity, you can determine if you need to exercise more.  By monitoring what you eat, you can make healthy changes to your diet.  Knowing the quality of your sleep helps you to plan and improve that vitally important part of your health regimen. Update 11/18/12 – After a break in production and being out of the market – UP is back.  Well, almost back.  The current expected ship date is 12/20.  Continue reading “Up By Jawbone – Back on the Market and Better Than Before!”