If you own a smartphone, you practically don’t need a personal trainer. There are hundreds of apps on the market that can calculate how much and how long you should exercise in order to achieve the desired goal. They are so precise that they can tell you how long have you walked and how many steps did you use to get there, how much calories have entered your body after the meal and how much exercise do you need to burn those calories and much more. This is a list of the most popular and most useful apps in this field.


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This is really popular app. It is especially useful for outdoor sports. You can challenge your friend, explore interesting local routes or even use this app in a team. Endomondo can be easily linked with a heart monitor or even a bicycle rhythm device. It has simple user interface and all the necessary features.

Available for: Android, iOS, Blackberry and Windows mobile devices

Cost $3.99 (It has a one-month trial version)

Nike+ Running

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This is not the only fitness app designed by Nike, but it is certainly the most popular one. Starting from its unique design, this app will amaze the user from the beginning. It has absolutely everything you need – calorie burning calculator, distance, speed, pace, paths etc. All this data is synched and can be shared with your friends on social media websites. The motivator (voice motivator) is another great feature.

Available for: Android and iOS mobile devices

Cost: Free

Sports Tracker

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What makes Sports Tracker better than the rest of the apps is the beautiful design. It can be used for virtually any sport; however most of the users use this app for cycling. Just like the other apps this one allows users synchronization to several other apps. It provides routes, maps and terrain info. It also comes with a virtual trainer which occasionally tells users some useful info (distance, speed etc.).

Available for: Android, iOS and Windows mobile devices

Cost: Free

Runtastic – Running & Fitness

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Although this is primarily a running app it is equally good for indoor sports and cycling too. Besides measuring burned calories, it also measures the covered distance, tempo, speed and monitors the progress. The application can be paired with many compatible heart monitors and on the official website you can analyze your training session further and share it with your friends on Facebook or Twitter.

Available for: Android, iOS, Blackberry and Windows mobile devices

Cost: Free


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If you don’t have time to go to the gym it is sometimes good to know how much physical activity you have during the day in order to stay in shape. With the help of this app you will know how much steps have you made and your average walking speed. Most of the specialized pedometers don’t work in bags or pockets but iTreadmill works wherever you place it.

Available for: iOS mobile devices

Cost: $1.99