Test Your Vigor With Fitness CheckUp For Android
The intersection of technology and personal fitness is an area of great interest for many fitness-minded Geeks out there, and we’re always on the lookout for a great, new app that can help us get better, faster, and stronger, or just maintain a healthy lifestyle. Fitness CheckUp for Android is one such app. It provides an attractive interface, is packed with tools and tips for helping you improve your physical condition, and helps you gauge your progress as you work towards increasingly challenging goals.
Upon starting Fitness CheckUp, you will be presented with 11 test types. If you downloaded the free version of the app, you will, initially, only have access to the first 6 tests, but as you work your way through the challenges, the remaining tests will be unlocked. Once you select your first test, you will be required to enter some data about yourself, including your gender, age, height, and weight.
The app illustrates different exercises at various levels of intensity. To follow along, pay attention to the instructions, perform the exercise, and give some feedback on the amount of effort you exerted.
The Check-up screen, accessed via tapping the check-up button at the bottom of the screen, gives you a visual representation of your current, overall progress across all tests you’ve taken. For example, if you spend an inordinate amount of time focusing on your flexibility, the diagram’s indicator will lean towards the Flexibility indicator. In addition, the app measures your BMI (Body Mass Index), provided you’ve given it your correct height and weight.
Furthermore, Fitness CheckUp can measure your heart rate via your gadget’s rear-facing camera. Simply touch and hold your finger against your device’s rear camera, and let Fitness CheckUp go to work. The app will record your heart rate during cardiovascular exercises (e.g., running, jumping), and you can share your results via social media to friends and family.