Do you use mobile health and fitness products?

Mobile Nations Health and Fitness Month has begun and we're all already picking out goals and getting into gear -- but I wanted to find out where we were all starting from first? CES 2012 showed us that mobile is increasingly becoming more than just communications, it's becoming lifestyle. A big part of that is health and fitness.

There are stand-alone gadgets like Fitbit or Jawbone UP that keep track of your movement (or lack thereof!), and sleep activities, and let you enter food information. They connect to our iPhones to share data and deliver reports so we can see how we're doing and adjust according. The are also stand-alone apps that don't need extra hardware and just do similar things right on our iPhones. Both often have social network connections to, so your friends and family can see your progress, be it weight lost, distance traveled, calories burned, sleep enjoyed, or food consumed. That adds accountability and some peer pressure that could help keep you motivated and on track.

Have you tried any of them? If so, which gadgets or apps or accessories did you like best? Have you tried them but ended up not using them, or simply not tried any health and fitness apps or accessories at all? If not, why not?

Vote in the poll up top and give me all the details in the comments below, and don't forgot to jump into our new Health and Fitness Forum -- you can attain your goals and get entered into our big iPad 3 giveaway. Sweet!

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Do you use mobile health and fitness products?


A good drug guide, and a good app to keep track of family medical profiles are good. I used Davis drug guide, but 50 dollars a year was not worth it. There are free programs out there.

I use Nike+ GPS during the warmer months, when I do more outside runs. I use the now-banned iFitness app for recording weight training sessions on the alternate days from running. Both are fantastic apps and help keep me motivated to push onward, especially Nike's since the world of NikeRunning provides so much history and trend data for runners.

I lift on a daily basis and have tried a number of weight/set tracking apps, and found one called FitnessFast to be the best. I highly recommend it to anyone looking for a simple and quick workout logging app.

I have been using LoseIt! diligently for 2.5 years. I lost 60 lbs in the first 6 months and have kept it all off since. Having the ability to track calories in and out at my finger tips at all times has made a huge difference over the dieting I did in the past.

Yes I have Tips Diet app, Best Diet Recipe, and Fitnessfast App.. on My Iphone, and Its working well for me,
i lose 3 kg Since last 2 month, :) will keep Doing for more 2 Kg

I use a Fitbit along with my friends and use the Fitbit app for iPhone to track activity, log food, etc... Works pretty well.

I use and LOVE the Endomondo app, for both running and mountain biking. There are lots of choices for outdoor tracking fitness apps - I've used and rejected most of them, and Endomondo has been the best for me. Love it. Get it -

Digifit is awesome...much better than using the watch in unisom with chest strap. If you own an iPhone, and you track your heart rate during workout.....digifit is a must.

I use the Nike+GPS and iMapMyFitness app regularly.
Easy to use and it keeps me on top of all my fitness activities.

I loved my Jawbone Up until it broke. Jawbone was great and sent me a replacement. It broke. They sent another. It broke. They sent another. Now my 9-year-old son is using it and it's working great for him! And it's amazing to see how many steps an active grade-schooler takes every day versus us adults chained to a desk all day.
I ended up buying a FitBit and I love it. I like the added online functionality in addition to the iPhone app and that I can track my calories/food. I do miss the alarm function on the Up, though. Interested in checking out the Nike Fuel Band when it comes out.

I use RunKeeper everyday. I was using the jawbone up. Went thru 2 of them and gave up on em when the last one broke. I'll probably be picking up the Nike Fuel+ band at some point.

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