Best watch app weight lifting tracker

Discussion in 'Apple Watch Apps' started by mike199024, May 10, 2018.

  1. mike199024 macrumors newbie

    Sep 30, 2014
    I’ve got my eye on fitlist(for the number pad on selecting a weight for a set on watch), gymaholic(due to the sheer amount of feature, progress pics, etc) and strong. Fitlist and gymaholic social media seems pretty dead so assuming not many use their apps anymore? Gymaholic seems really expensive too!

    If strong could get a watch num pad for the weight input, would be great. Also not sure which app has this but I’ve read one of these apps, you don’t have to have your phone on you. It can just update to your phone when connected to it?
  2. michaelb5000 macrumors regular

    Sep 23, 2015
    I don't particularly like any of the apps I have tried, not sure about fitlist, but that includes gymaholic and Strong and Gym Log+. So none of them display my history of lifting either day by day or in terms of my personal bests, in a useful way on my phone. I can't see or find my PBs for lifts (so the day and weight) on my phone in either gymaholic or Gym Log (I think they may be buried in their somewhere though).

    However, and I can't remember if I bought Gymaholic or how much that was, I do use that on my watch and for a watch app for actual use while working out, that works pretty well. So I like how it runs the timers between lifts and sets. It is really easy to set up standard workouts, which I repeat on days. It is just a button push to record each set. It is not hard to skip something in a workout when I want to skip doing that lift. I am not sure any watch app will be great if you change your weights and your routine everytime you lift, since editing that stuff on the watch in any app is not great. But in Gymaholic changing the weight or the reps is doable and does work pretty well, using the watch dial. I would just go crazy or not care enough to do that for every lift on every set. Meaning, I usually bench and deadlift and do other lifts with the same weight and the same reps, each time, most of the time. If I intend to bump up a weight moving forward, I would edit the standard workout in the setup.

    There is another app out there that is supposed to automatically recognize and record your workout, including counting reps. I remembering demoing that a year or two ago, but could never get it to work properly. I mainly wanted that to count kettleball swings, which seem like a very distinctive and unique motion; but it could never track or identify or count those correctly. So the name has changed, but I think that is Gymatic Workout Tracker. that costs money on a subscription basis so not something I am going to pay for.
  3. Banglazed macrumors 68020


    Apr 17, 2017
    Cupertino, CA
  4. mike199024 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Sep 30, 2014
    Thanks guys!

    Does strong have a time tracker as well in the graphs? So I can see how long I’ve been in the gym in a given period? As I’m using a separate app for how long I spend in the gym
  5. meeebee macrumors member


    Jan 23, 2016
    Strong does track how long the workout session was in total. It will list the date, time of session, and total poundage for workout history.
    It's a nice app with a capable free edition without having to go to subscription.

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