Best Gym App for Apple Watch

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SmartGym

http://smartgymapp.com

App Store Link:

https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/smartgym/id922744883?ls=1&mt=8

Problem

We have amazing gyms around the world, but many have the same problem: a piece of paper they give us with all our routines and exercises. Some gyms give us the option to print ours everyday (terrible for the environment), others have our routines printed once and then put it inside a plastic bag so it doesn’t get torn out. And others leave it up to us to figure out how we will access them.

Goal

My goal with SmartGym was to focus on some specific tasks and implement them better than any other app in the market.

What is SmartGym then?

First things first. Let’s talk about what SmartGym is NOT. SmartGym is not a substitute for a personal trainer nor it is a Swiss Army knife. It doesn’t try to do everything, or tell you what to do. It won’t workout in your place and keep you fit, while you drink Milk Shakes and eat french fries. Or make you lose 50 pounds with a tap of a button.

Keep track of your body data

With SmartGym, you can start a Workout session that will keep track of your heart rates, distance and calories burned. All these informations will count towards your activity rings and will be saved into the Health app, so you can access any time.

Health and Activity apps integration

SmartGym is fully integrated with Apple’s Health App. All your workouts and body data are automatically synced as soon as you do them. All your measurements are also synced.

Activity Rings

Yes!! SmartGym supports and count towards your Activity Rings! We love those rings. We think they are a great motivator system, specially after Apple added the socials features in watchOS 3. So rest assured, every sweat you drop while using SmartGym will help you beat your friends!

It doesn't require your iPhone to be near

Another great feature about SmartGym's Apple Watch app, is that it doesn't require the iPhone to be near. After you've synced all your routines with the Watch, you are good to go.

Routines

You can create and add all your routines to SmartGym. It comes with over 240 pre-installed exercises with simple but gorgeous animations and allows you to add as many more as you want. So if you do some exercise that is not already inside SmartGym’s data base, you can simply add it and even add some images to it (SmartGym even search the web for you to give you nice pictures to add).

Watch Animation

Resting Timer and Sets' Counter

With SmartGym you can add custom resting timers to each exercise. When the timer is done, a notification sound and a haptic feedback will be played to alert you that your rest is over and it's time for the next set.

Siri

One of the best things about an Apple Watch app is how fast you can do things. With a few seconds, and a tap or two you get all the information you need.

History and Measures

Although having your history and your measures are not really that important on your wrist, it’s really handy to have those information right on the Watch. Specially since it doesn’t get into the way of other most important features.

Get it on the App Store!

If you like SmartGym, you can get it now on the App Store: htts://itunes.apple.com/us/app/smartgym/id922744883?ls=1&mt=8

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Matt Abras

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Christian, iOS Developer, Designer, Product Guy. Creator/CEO at SoundShare and SmartGym.