Gym workout watch apps

Discussion in 'Apple Watch' started by Luiggi7, Jul 10, 2018.

  1. Luiggi7 macrumors regular

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    Good morning everyone.

    I tried searching and I did not find anything specific. Sorry if it does exists.

    I have been using AW2 for two years on the gym. And testing a lot of apps for it. But I haven’t find the ideal app yet.

    I don’t know what do you think if we create a post with all tested apps for gym workout and our impressions. I mean apps designed to help us with routines, or exercise info, or whatever but always related with gym machines/dumbbells/barbells, not outdoor workout.

    I know several ones. And for the moment the best are one:
    GymLife. (Only in English)
    Pros: It allows custom your workout, sets, reps, weight/time. Even create custom workouts with custom exercises. It also has excercise info and image on the watch. Or even modify some parameters during workout (weight for example).
    Contras: The big problem is that free version is limited to only 2 custom routines/workout. UI a little bit upgreadeable. Can’t see whole routine exercise list at a glance. (And currently HR is not shown during workout, but I guess to be solved soon)

    Another good app. Gymatic (only in English). It auto detects the movement and record the exercise. It also allows to custom a workout (unlimited). But only 8 custom excercise. And it is a problem because it has no image neither info about exercise, so it’s impossible for me to be sure if I am doing or it is detecting the correct one.

    I have tested much more ones, but most of them horrible, or with a huge subscription price for almost nothing. I accept to make a pay, or even a subscription, but with a reasonable cost/features ratio.

    What if, we all share with everyone the apps for gym we know?

    Thanks.
     
  2. Luiggi7 thread starter macrumors regular

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  3. TRICKorDEVICE macrumors 6502a

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    I would recommend SmartGym https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/smartgym-manage-your-workout/id922744883?mt=8


    Great app with a great developer. Constant support and updates.
     
  4. Luiggi7 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Thanks!!!! A lot!!! I think is just what I was looking for. It even has Spanish language for te exercise. I will try it this week.
     
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  7. Luiggi7 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Same problem than most of apps. No image or info for exercise on watch.
     
  8. sclawis300 macrumors 65816

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    True. It does require the phone but I’m not sure what practical solution there is.
     
  9. TRICKorDEVICE macrumors 6502a

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    Smart gym is the answer! Seriously check it out it’s really good.
     
  10. MacRazySwe macrumors 6502a

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    Thanks for sharing this, looks absolutely fantastic!
     
  11. TRICKorDEVICE macrumors 6502a

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    For sure! The developer is very good and utilizes new API’s very quickly. Let us know if you like it.
     
  12. phessler macrumors newbie

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    I use Gymaholic for my workouts. Lots of great features
     
  13. jon08 macrumors 68000

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    Do these gym apps use their own algorithms to determine the calorie burn and whatnot during different exercieses, or do they use the same data one would get using Apple's "Other" (Lifting Weights) workout?
     

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