The Apple Watch is an incredible health and fitness device and Apple doesn’t shy away from positioning it as such. It includes a number of features out of the box like a Breathe app for meditation, a Workout app that tracks your heart rate, and an Activity app to monitor your movements and remind you to stay active.
That said, several third-party apps are capable of enhancing your health even further than what Apple’s stock apps can do. If you’re really serious about using your Apple Watch as an all-around health and fitness device, try out these free apps to take things to the next level.
Adequate water intake is extremely important for both maintaining and optimizing your health. It helps with energy levels, muscle growth, clear skin and more. Despite everything the Apple Watch can do for you, no stock app tracks your water intake. iHydrate can help out with that. You enter a few details about yourself like sex and weight to determine how much water you should be drinking every day. Then, every time you drink, track your intake directly from the app.
The good news is you don’t have to only track water. Water comes from plenty of sources — coffee, milk, juice, etc. You can choose specific types of beverages when tracking with iHydrate and the app will automatically adjust your consumption for the day based on the water content. Over in the full iPhone app, you can see a breakdown of your progress over time.
? iHydrate in App Store (free)
While Apple Watch’s Workout is solid for runners, swimmers and a few other basic cardio exercises, it’s not good at tracking specific exercises or reps. Gymatic not only tracks those various additional exercises you do at the gym, but somehow automatically figures out what exercise you’re doing. All you have to do is begin the movement, then teach it the name. From then on, it should recognize when you begin that movement and start recording reps. In my tests it was pretty accurate. It also syncs with the Apple Health app to record data over time, track your weight and offers further guidance in the iPhone app.
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