When Apple introduced iOS 8, its focus shifted more towards Health and the intensity was such that the company even decided to introduce a fully dedicated app for Health. The official Health app tracks user’s biometric data besides recording their steps using M7 and M8 co-processors that come with iPhone 5S, iPhone 6 and 6 Plus.
To make things even better, the fitness metrics are corralled from as well as shared among different third-party applications installed on the device. It’s not necessary for you to keep switching apps for accessing your Health data. With this functionality, your Health app turns into more of a hub where all data acquired from third-party applications is displayed. Furthermore, increasing number of apps are now getting support for Health app. So, all you have to do is to find out some of the best health apps and take a step towards healthy lifestyle.
Here we’ve listed some of the best iOS apps that you can use in combination with the Health app to make things easier in terms of achieving your health and fitness goals. You can use these apps with Siri as well and, on the off chance, if you don’t like Siri’s default outlook, you can consider using Siri voice changer for customization as well. Coming back to our topic, let’s take a look at some of the best apps out there.
RunKeeper is a popular app that was widely used even before the introduction of Health app from Apple. However, Health app integration has certainly made RunKeeper even better. The app actually uses GPS of your iPhone for recording your pace, time, calories burnt and the distance you have covered in a run. RunKeeper also offers audio alerts that tell you everything about your pace, time and the distance you have covered while you are still running. All data is available for review once you have completed the run and there are charts and a map of the route you have taken to give you detailed insights into what you have achieved. RunKeeper runs perfectly fine on iOS 6 and later but for Health app integration you must be running iOS 8 at least.
- 7 Minute Workout
Exercising isn’t just about running and there is a lot more that you can do. So, you can use 7 Minute Workout app for an entire new set of exercises. There are instructions for different workouts including planks, tricep dips, box squats, etc. It includes some instructional videos as well for all these workouts so that you know exactly what you have to do during the workout.
And, when you actually have to perform the workouts, the app times your workout sessions and guides you through to make things simplified for you. There are some preset workouts as well that ensure you push muscles for working out your entire body.
The app requires at least iOS 7 to work but Health app integration comes with iOS 8.
- Carrot Fit
You may not have the best of experiences with the personal trainers all the time. So, the alternate for you is to go with fitness apps and Carrot Fit is, in fact, the right fit for you. As soon as you launch this app, it claims to be the next fitness overload. Similar to the app given above, Carrot Fit also prompts you into an entire exercise routine while it records everything for you.
The app animates exercises and explains how you need to perform each of them. The animations are also helped by voice instructions and overall you can enjoy a perfect workout experience.
The app runs on iOS 8 and offers Health app integration for making the most of the experience.
So, if you are more conscious about your health and fitness and want to turn things on right from your iPhone, grab these apps described above and make your way towards a slim and healthy lifestyle.