Friday, January 7, 2011

Cardio Trainer App for Android

Even though I really like the Nike+ system (not the iphone app, but the receiver and shoe sensor),  you can't really use it for non-running activities, like biking or hiking.

This is one of my favorite trainer/working out apps. Its free on Android phones, there is also a paid version too, but the free one does a lot already, and I'm all about free apps.

Cardio Trainer is really great for running, biking, hiking, anything. I think the photos will explain more than I can with words. Really easy to use, and my favorite features are that it will pause on its own when it senses you not moving, so if you stop longer than a second (or any time you set it) it will pause, and resume once you start again.Great for stoplights when your running and biking. Also it gives a good breakdown of your stats, speed, elevation, etc.

Here are a few photos

 History - Here I have Weights, Yoga, Treadmill, and road running.
 GPS map


    Graph of your speed.. I can't figure out how to rotate pictures.. so turn your head to the right :)


  1. I love that app! I've been using it. The only downside is that I have to carry my phone to use it. I am a champion klutz and, will at some point, drop it smashing it into a zillion pieces. So I got myself a Garmin Forerunner today and will be using that from now on.

  2. I agree. My phone is the Samsung Epic and its ridiculously huge. I usually don't carry it when I run cus its so cumbersome. I wear arm compression sleeves when I run, and I slip it between my bicep and the sleeve, It keeps it pretty snug there.

    side note, i love arm sleeves. Best thing ever. Sometimes a jacket is too heavy or warm, and a full long sleeve shirt can get too hot, but compression sleeves are just right.. heheh