Healthcare & Fitness Apps
Mobility and ease of use has given millions of people access to top-of-the-line technology for losing weight, getting fit and managing chronic diseases. For a list of our favorites, check out AppCraver’s Editor Picks for Best Health and Fitness Apps for iPhone and iPad, or read on for current news and reviews of health and fitness applications for iOS.
Entertaining Hearing Test Doubles as an Accurate Age Predictor
Want to feel that you are losing your hearing? Then Hearing Test is the right app for you. It plays tones at eight different frequencies that are broken down by which age groups should normally be able to hear them. It starts with 8000 Hz, which supposedly all people can hear. It then goes all the way down to 18-year-olds and below, which are supposed to hear tones at a frequency of 20,000 Hz.
iFitness Needs A Workout
The iFitness app might be the place for some to re-start but for most it leaves a lot of unanswered questions. Medical Productions Inc is the company behind iFitness iPhone app. But who is Medical Productions Inc and what are their qualifications? Your guess is as good as mine.
Health Cubby Connects Friends for Tracking Fitness Goals
Health Cubby is a social fitness app from App Cubby. Health Cubby allows you to set your fitness goals on your iPhone and follow your own progress as well as the progress of your friends. This app does not support the tedious task of calorie counting, which is fine by me.
Lose It: Count Calories, Track Exercise to Reach Your Fitness Goals
Lose It! is one of the first user-friendly calorie-counting apps for the iPhone, and it is free. The Lose It app from FitNow utilizes the Mifflin equation to determine what your daily calorie intake should be.
iMantra: Virtual Meditation for the Guru-On-the-Go
Ever wished you had a pocket guru? iMantra is here to help. iMantra from Studio Six Digital offers dozens of mantras in several different categories, including Buddhist, Hindu, Universal and Planetary.
Yoga STRETCH: an app for the More Advanced Yogi
Yoga STRETCH created by Neil Harris and designed by Lindsey Heuser is a full 60-minute instructional yoga class with 35 different poses available on your iPhone or iPod touch.
As a general app Yoga STRETCH has a good number of options.
CareConnector: a Helpful Tool for Caregivers
CareConnector by Johnson & Johnson Consumer Products Company is an app designed to help caregivers take better care for those in their charge. With CareConnector you can keep track of personal medical information for multiple people all in one place which can save time and relieve stress.
Pocket First Aid & CPR Guide Offers Handy Advice
Pocket First Aid & CPR Guide provides some useful information that will be handy to have at the ready. The app provides a fairly comprehensive guide to conducting CPR and a number of other first aid remedies. The information was pretty solid, but the question is how often one will use it.
Custom Sounds of Nature: Choose How to Relax
Creating that perfect sound you desire for deep relaxation has never been easier. Custom Sounds of Nature by IPZN DEVELOPMENT (Zachary Carter) lets you choose and edit numerous relaxing audio landscapes.
Relax With BreathPacer
New York based Larva Labs Ltd., the developers behind such apps as Flip Clock and Face Mixer, bring BreathPacer to the mobile platform, an easy-to-use breathing guide to help reduce stress and assist relaxation.
Easy Relax lets you Create Your Own Relaxation
Easy Relax is the new iPhone app by rockifone, developers of apps like Golden Castle, Easy Email, and Kyodai.
Easy Relax lets you listen to seven existing relaxing sounds like "Into the West" or "Windy Autumn Afternoon." The selected ambient noise can be set on a timer from 30 minutes to 24 hours and volume levels can be adjusted.
Heart Monitor Keeps Track of Your Beats
New Zealand-based developer Bluespark has come up with a very simple and great idea - a heart rate monitor for the iPhone.
The app works with the built-in microphone on the iPhone 3G (older versions have to use the headphone cable mic) to listen and detect heart beats.
iPump Series Adds Slick Photo and Video Guidance to Your Workout Routine
Some of us prefer to workout without the motivational of assistance of a perky pony-tailed trainer or a bulked-out personal fitness coach. That doesn't mean we don't need exercise guidance along the way.
StepTrak Lite: A Free, Accurate iPhone Pedometer
If you like hiking or just long walks, you will enjoy StepTrak Lite, a free pedometer app for the iPhone by Cambridge, Mass based Aware Technologies. We would like to thank a senior engineer at Aware, Ari Benbasat, for pointing out this original and very useful app to AppCraver.
MyNetDiary is a Great Calorie Counter - but costs 9 dollars a month!
The "health and fitness" area of the AppStore is filled with extremely bad calorie counter apps (such as "Absolute Fitness" — which should be totally avoided). With the self-proclaimed tagline "Serious Weight Loss Comes to the iPhone", MyNetDiary promises more and delivers.