Smart phones play a key role in how we interact today and the fitness industry is no stranger to the smart phone world. There are thousands of apps out there to monitor everything from the food we eat to the exercises we perform. Deciphering between the best of the bunch can be a headache in itself! Not all apps are created equal, just like running shoes and the brand of athletic apparel you choose. The choice is personal and should fit your unique fitness needs.
Here are few we think are pretty awesome:
MapMyRun (free / paid version available, iphone | android | blackberry) Winner of Best Running App 2012 – This app helps runners calculate and track distance, pace, calories burned. It offers route navigation, food tracking and can even be enable to synch with your with optional power sensors to track your heart rate and cadence. MapMyRun even keeps a scoreboard of local runs so you can step up your game and scope out the competition.