Best fitness/nutrition apps for Android?
April 6, 2011 3:11 PM   Subscribe

What are the best Android apps for nutrition-diet-exercise? Just got my first Android phone (love it!) and am looking for the apps of my dreams.
posted by supercoollady to Health & Fitness (9 answers total) 16 users marked this as a favorite
MyFitnessPal is an awesome calorie-counting app if you're planning on going that route, it tracks diet and exercise and (my favorite part) has a bar-code scanner so you don't have to type in the information of anything prepared. It's crazy easy to use and has just about every ingredient you could think of to look for.
posted by kro at 3:25 PM on April 6, 2011

Just want to put in another vote for MyFitnessPal. I use it on my PC and iPhone, and so far (past 3 months or so) it has worked very well for me.
posted by groovesquirrel at 3:28 PM on April 6, 2011

Oops, submitted too roomie uses the FatSecret app and loves it, but it becomes completely unresponsive on my Evo after about 5 mins of use. Her phone is older and slower than mine, though, so my phone may not just like it.

As far as exercise, JEFIT is a really good exercise reference/gym log. I've been using the free version for a while, but the full version is only $5.
posted by kro at 3:34 PM on April 6, 2011

Nth myfitness---i wanted to track fiber and fat---i can do that with myfitness. Helps to also use the web version.
posted by vitabellosi at 3:46 PM on April 6, 2011

I'm loving CardioTrainer for tracking my walking/running, integrating music, giving me feedback as I go along, etc. There's a free version you could try out to see if you like it. I don't particularly like the calorie tracking, though.
posted by Stacey at 5:01 PM on April 6, 2011 [1 favorite]

I'm a huge fan of RunKeeper- it lets you track different sorts of activities (running/cycling/etc.) and even upload them to their website to track your exercise. By far its best feature is the use of GPS: it will overlay your location on a map, and track your distance and time. It also uses the logged distance/time and your weight to calculate approximately how many calories you burned.
posted by kgroesser at 6:04 PM on April 6, 2011

I'm a fan of CardioTrainer for tracking my calories burned while on the stationary bike and elliptical. Gotta love earning those oranges and bananas LOL

I also use Instant Heart Rate which uses the camera.

SparkPeople also has a free app which syncs to your SparkPeople account.
posted by tar0tgr1 at 8:46 AM on April 7, 2011

I like spark people for food/fitness and endomondo for GPS tracking of runs/walks/bike rides.
posted by medusa at 11:23 AM on April 7, 2011

MapMyRun - for tracking and logging runs/walks in extreme detail. Cardio Trainer is supposed to do this better but I haven't had as much luck with it (Motorola Droid)

Diet Watcher Cookbook - lots of recipes with their NI

Fooducate is supposed to be coming to Droid "soon".
posted by TravellingCari at 7:58 PM on April 30, 2011

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