Smartphones are here to stay. And with a huge number of new applications they allow anyone who takes up exercise a means to track, monitor and train EFFECTIVELY.
We have had the pleasure of meeting trainers and dieticians from our clientele base and they all have the same advice – train correctly and safely!
So the world of smartphones and gadgets are really helping us achieve that. Look at the chart – that’s where you want your cardio to be for effective weight management or fitness improvements according to your age. Don’t over train or undertrain – train RIGHT!
So whatever exercise gets you happy – just do it. There are many apps that you can share – get a few friends to share, it is a fantastic way to motivate you and spur you on!
And for Cyclists, we wanted to mention just a couple of Apps that we like.
PanoBike App – The ultimate cycling performance app that utilizes your phone’s powerful Bluetooth Smart capabilities and transforms it into your bike computer, personal training and health management device. This app combines the functions of your phone, cycling computer, GPS, music player, camera, and heart rate monitor (requires purchase of separate PanoBike Bluetooth Smart Heart Rate Monitor) into one, allowing you to have loads of fun on your bike ride.
Highlights of this app includes:
- GPS Speed: Current speed, Average speed, Maximum speed
- Distance: Ride Distance
- Time: Ride time
- Cadence and Wheel Speed information (requires purchase of PanoBike Bluetooth Smart Cadence & Speed sensor)
- Heart Rate (requires purchase of PanoBike Bluetooth Smart Heart Rate Monitor)
- Pre-set Maximum Heart Rate and Cadence alarms
BikeBrain is available free from the App Store.
Latest Version: 2.8. In this version, we’ve optimized for iOS 7 and added the capability to connect to a Bluetooth v4.0 (Bluetooth Smart and Bluetooth Smart Ready) sensor for accurate heart rate, speed and cadence measurements^. You can also pair of up to two speed and cadence sensors for two different bikes and auto start/pause/resume recording trip data when motion is detected by you speed or cadence sensor.