Fitness trackers have gone beyond counting steps and calories to step tracking, sleep monitoring, all-day heart rate tracking, stopwatch mode for workouts, respiration rates recording, smartphone notifications, among others.
Now you have apps that go a step ahead and offer you customised nutrition, medicine, psychological and exercise advice regularly to help you achieve your peak physical and mental health.
One of the best is 24alife, which is available on both iOS and Android, that helps you personalise your diet and activity plans to track weight, heart rate, blood pressure and body fat percentage. It gives you regular health and fitness advice based on your physical capacity assessed using tests such as the Cooper test, Rockport test, Step tests.
24alife is a comprehensive solution for a less stressful, more active and healthier life.
With Mayo Clinic medical experts on board to craft the health and fitness advice sent to users, the 24alife app uses video gaming techniques of challenge, fellowship, discovery and gratification to innovatively engage users to beat fatigue and stay motivated for weeks on end.
The app is being increasingly used as a tool for human resource departments in multinational companies to identify stress among pools of workers and offer them work-life solutions to counter it.
Another fitness tracker that offers customised coaching for a nominal monthly charge is GOQii.
GOQii brings you one-on-one personalized healthy lifestyle coaching to motivate you and keep you accountable to reach your goals.
A survey of 50,000 GOQii users from Delhi, Mumbai, Bangalore, Pune, Chennai, Hyderabad and Kolkata showed that 97% people want to get fitter, with the five common goals being get active , reduce stress, weight management, improve sleep quality and prevent and manage illness.
“It’s very helpful because every two hours, I get reminders saying i’ve been sitting too long and I should take a walk, or i need to drink water ,” says Pooja Bhagat, who is largely desk-bound as an executive assistant . “I’m relying on the tracker to put me on the path to fitness.”