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What are workout apps for?

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While your fitness tracker can record basic steps and miles, other apps help with exercises that are more specific.

If you want to learn yoga or start a strength training routine, there are apps for that.

Some apps let you plan runs, hikes, or bike rides, and then track your progress using the GPS on your phone.

SOURCES:

Natalie Digate Muth, MD, MPH, RD, spokeswoman, American Council on Exercise. 

Jawbone: "Setting Alarm and Alerts."

Larklife product page: "Active Breaks" in "Move" section.

FitBit Flex: "Managing silent alarms with Flex."

Laptop Mag: "Fitbit Flex Review."

PC Magazine: "Misfit Shine review."

Nike+: "Syncing your Nike+ Fuelband to Lose It!"

Redmond Pie: "Nike+ Move App for iPhone 5s Released, FuelBand App Updated With New UI and SE Features."

FitBit: "FitBit App Gallery."

Jawbone UP product page.

MyNetDiary: "MyNetDiary Diabetes Tracker app," "BG Monitor Integration Being Investigated."

BodyMedia: "Third Party Apps," "Telcare."

Workout Trainer product page.

LoseIt! Blog: "Reports and Motivators."

Google Play: "Sleep as Android."

SparkPeople: "Sync Your Fitness Device with SparkPeople."

TechCrunch: "The Ultimate Guide to the 50+ Hottest Health and Fitness Apps, Gadgets and Startups of the Year."

Lifehacker.com: "Five Best Food and Nutrition Tracking Tools."

iTunes Apps: "Sleep Cycle alarm clock."

Google play: "SleepBot-Sleep Cycle Alarm."

Wearable App Review: "Sleep Debt."

MyNetDiary: Home, MyNetDiary and Fitbit -- Integrate Your Diet and Exercise.

Beeminder FAQ.

Withings.

Reviewed by Jennifer Robinson on February 5, 2018

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SOURCES:

Natalie Digate Muth, MD, MPH, RD, spokeswoman, American Council on Exercise. 

Jawbone: "Setting Alarm and Alerts."

Larklife product page: "Active Breaks" in "Move" section.

FitBit Flex: "Managing silent alarms with Flex."

Laptop Mag: "Fitbit Flex Review."

PC Magazine: "Misfit Shine review."

Nike+: "Syncing your Nike+ Fuelband to Lose It!"

Redmond Pie: "Nike+ Move App for iPhone 5s Released, FuelBand App Updated With New UI and SE Features."

FitBit: "FitBit App Gallery."

Jawbone UP product page.

MyNetDiary: "MyNetDiary Diabetes Tracker app," "BG Monitor Integration Being Investigated."

BodyMedia: "Third Party Apps," "Telcare."

Workout Trainer product page.

LoseIt! Blog: "Reports and Motivators."

Google Play: "Sleep as Android."

SparkPeople: "Sync Your Fitness Device with SparkPeople."

TechCrunch: "The Ultimate Guide to the 50+ Hottest Health and Fitness Apps, Gadgets and Startups of the Year."

Lifehacker.com: "Five Best Food and Nutrition Tracking Tools."

iTunes Apps: "Sleep Cycle alarm clock."

Google play: "SleepBot-Sleep Cycle Alarm."

Wearable App Review: "Sleep Debt."

MyNetDiary: Home, MyNetDiary and Fitbit -- Integrate Your Diet and Exercise.

Beeminder FAQ.

Withings.

Reviewed by Jennifer Robinson on February 5, 2018

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