Top phone accessories for fitness fanatics
Published 24 October 2012
If you love to have the latest gadgets, from the newest game releases to the coolest mobile phone, then you are sure to have many great accessories already, such as steering wheels and mobile phone stylists. However, if you also like to stay fit and healthy, did you know that there is a great range of health and fitness phone accessories available too?
You might be surprised to learn that there are some good applications which can help you monitor everything, from your heart rate, to the energy you’ve burnt and the distance you’ve run. If you normally use the stopwatch on your O2 or Orange mobile to time how long you’ve been running, before logging onto Google maps to try and work out how far you have travelled, then you might be relieved to discover that there is a much easier and hassle free way of calculating your distance and time. Below are a few fitness and health phone applications and accessories which you might find useful.
Mobile Phone Armband
If you like to listen to music while you jog, but you find carrying your MP3 player or phone inconvenient, then you are sure to find the armband phone holder really useful. Simply secure your phone into the lightweight silicone armband and strap it tightly around your arm. Plug in your earphones and away you go!
Sports Tracker App
This clever application uses the GPS on your phone to track your route. It tells you how far you’ve run, your speed and the energy you’ve burnt. You can also save each run in the ‘My Workouts’ archive, where you can compare your results and even share them on Facebook.
Withings Blood pressure Monitor
This smart piece of technology allows you to measure, track and share your blood pressure directly from your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch. The blood pressure device plugs into your phone and the results are instantly shown on screen. In addition, the accompanying application is free to download off iTunes.