The Best 3 Apps To Replace Wearables

Fitness tracking apps have exploded in popularity over the past few years. Many integrate with wearable technology allowing for a convenient stream of tracking data. For those members that don’t have a wearable however, there are apps that provide the benefits of one without the price tag. These apps can be utilized for fitness challenges with your club based on regular daily activities such as miles traveled or calories burned.

Main App Features

  • Provides fitness metrics using a smartphone’s internal sensors
  • Automatically tracks steps, calories burned and distance
  • Apps usually allow people to interact with a community for motivation

Members That Will Love It

Those who want the benefits of wearable technology without having to physically wear one throughout their daily life. These apps are perfect for users who want base fitness metrics as they often don’t include more advanced tracking features such as sleep or heart rate.

Here are the pros and cons of our top 3 choices:



  • Simple, easy-to-use interface
  • Uses phone GPS to show where activity took place
  • Set it and forget it data tracking


  • Drains phone battery quickly
  • Problems differentiating between different activities
Available for ios and Android

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  • Tracks weekly activity and goals
  • Allows people to interact with a community of users with the Sports Feed
  • All data is also available online through Nike+ profile


  • Displays data in proprietary “Fuel Points” rather than calories
  • Lags when updating sessions
  • Doesn't show a live calorie count
Available for ios and Android

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  • GPS Mapping of activity
  • Enables 24/7 activity graph feature showing steps, workouts and sleep


  • Limited app connectivity
  • Below average sleep tracking ability

Available for ios and Android

Learn more about tracking mobile workouts. Check out The Ultimate Guide to Fitness Tracking Apps:


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