Health and Fitness iPhone Apps Review

What is a Health and Fitness iPhone App?

Health and Fitness apps cover a pretty broad spectrum, but all of them have to do with health. Some offer nutrition assistance such as calorie information for restaurants and common food items, others track weight goals and fitness activity and yet others provide general healthcare information such as first aid and CPR. Many are free or low-priced, so it’s well worth your time and energy to investigate a few to figure out which one fits your lifestyle and health needs best.

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What to Look For:

Here are some things to consider while looking for a new Health and Fitness iPhone app. We looked at quite a few apps and rated them on the following criteria.

Features
iPhone Health and Fitness apps include a variety of features; however, most apps in this category include features specific to tracking nutrition, assisting in work-outs or providing healthcare information. We looked to see what features were included in the app and whether the app had everything that the marketing material from the manufacture reported that it had.

Interface
All features of the app should be easy to use and symbols or buttons should be easy to understand. The most interesting iPhone apps also utilize the unique interactive screen features provided by the iPhone and respond to commands quickly.

Graphics
Graphics for Health and Fitness apps for the iPhone are not as critical to the function of the app as it would be for games or multimedia apps. However the graphics and images included should be clear and relevant.

Stability
Stability in any app is critical, especially when it affects whether you will actually want to use the app. If it crashes, freezes up or loads slowly, you won’t use the program due to sheer frustration.

Program Size
How much memory a Health and Fitness apps requires varies depending on the complexity of the program. Some iPhone apps require a few MB of space, some much more. Generally, in regards to healthcare type apps the memory required depends on the images included and on whether the information is obtained through WiFi or other connection or whether it’s included in the program. Generally, you don’t have to worry too much about app size unless you’re running out of room on your device.

Support
Most iPhone apps come with very little support, however it is helpful if they offer some online documentation and a contact email address.

iPhone Health and Fitness apps are designed to make taking care of yourself easier. If you’ve found the nutrition programs interesting, you may also want to look at some of the Lifestyle apps that include recipe and grocery shopping apps or our Online Dieting Services reviews.

 
 
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Icon Title Score Read Review View Category Release Date Price Size Description
1 POPSUGAR Active POPSUGAR Active
by POPSUGAR Inc.
read review screen shots Health and Fitness iPhone Apps 06-23-14 FREE
58.3 MB Are you so active that you have trouble finding time to be active? POPSUGAR Active is a fitness app for the iPhone and iPad that lets you take your workout... read our full review
2 6 Pack Promise Plus 6 Pack Promise Plus
by Sports Performance Factory LLC
read review screen shots Health and Fitness iPhone Apps 06-04-13 FREE
366 MB Carve out your six-pack with four levels of intense professional training exercises complete with clear instructional videos. 6 Pack Promise Plus keeps tra... read our full review
3 Zombies, Run! Zombies, Run!
by Six to Start
read review screen shots Health and Fitness iPhone Apps 04-18-13 $3.99
240 MB iOS Running with hungry zombies in pursuit makes it easy to stay fit with Zombies, Run! 2. Combining fitness with action-packed stories and your own music trac... read our full review
4 Weight Watchers Mobile Weight Watchers Mobile
by Weight Watchers International Inc.
read review screen shots Health and Fitness iPhone Apps 09-12-12 FREE
21.1 Weight Watchers Mobile was designed to track the food you are eating via the Weight Watchers POINTS method. The app has a full database of food with the We... read our full review
5 WebMD WebMD
by Not Available
read review screen shots Health and Fitness iPhone Apps 07-12-11 FREE
14.4 MB read our full review
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6 iMuscle iMuscle
by Apple Inc.
read review screen shots Health and Fitness iPhone Apps 06-09-11 $4.99
165 MB If you're looking to improve your workout expereince, check out this app which will guide you through 450 different lifts and stretches. read our full review
7 Family Doctor Family Doctor
by Vito Technology Inc.
read review screen shots Health and Fitness iPhone Apps 10-14-10 FREE
15 Identify Illnesses in an Instant- Family Doctor will help you to diagnose your family's sometimes scary symptoms. read our full review
8 Dining Out Guide Dining Out Guide
by Jenny Craig, Inc.
read review screen shots Health and Fitness iPhone Apps 04-28-10 FREE
8.2 The Dining Out Guide app is based on “Dining Out Success Guide” only available to Jenny Craig clients. Anyone can download this nutrition guide... read our full review
9 Lose It! Lose It!
by FitNow, Inc.
read review screen shots Health and Fitness iPhone Apps 01-18-10 FREE
4.2 Calorie counting can be a pain, so let Lose It! do most of the work for you. This handy app is free and enables you to keep track of how many calories you... read our full review
10 iWeight Deluxe iWeight Deluxe
by GP Apps
read review screen shots Health and Fitness iPhone Apps 05-02-09 $0.99
.5 iWeight Deluxe is an inexpensive way to keep track of your dieting and exercise goals at the touch of a finger. Keep your information organized and maintai... read our full review