Most avid fans of Apple’s range of smartphones will be using their phones for a range of different day-to-day activities, taking advantage of different apps and functions to get a little extra value or convenience from each interaction they experience.
One extremely popular example among iPhone users is fitness and exercise, because there is simply a staggering selection of activities that your phone can actually assist with. Here are just a few examples of things you can try, and the accessories or software you’ll need to get them a try yourself.
Make your iPhone your yoga instructor
There are a wide range of yoga apps available on the App Store which can guide you through a session, remind you of techniques and even teach you some brand new moves. Keeping your phone where you can see it is essential for this, and there are actually a number of iPhone cases which include display stands and are ideal for this purpose.
Use personal trainer apps
If you want to take your fitness routine a step further than the relaxation and flexibility you’ll be practising with yoga, you might opt for a full-on personal trainer app on your iPhone. Depending on your choice, these can help you to manage every aspect of your daily life from diet to sleep patterns, and of course exercise routines, just like a real trainer would. This is a perfect solution for many people because their iPhone is already a constant companion.
Keep track of your favourite routes
If you have regular walking or running routes that you like to follow and you want to measure the effects of your exercise on your body, you can choose an iPhone app that lets you track exactly that. Just keep your phone with you when you go for your regular run, and many apps will automatically manage the rest.
Stay motivated with music
A great way to make sure you enjoy your fitness routine and stay focused is to have your favourite music keeping your company. iPhones are highly compatible with most wireless earphones designed for athletic activities, such as Apple’s new AirPods, so you’ll be rid of loose cables and able to move freely.
Connect your smartwatch or wristband
Another very popular approach is to use a wristband of some kind which connects to your phone to track your exercise. An Apple Watch is ideal for iPhone users and offers many more features besides fitness tracking, but there are also many cheaper alternatives which almost always pair with their own dedicated apps to give you useful readouts and analysis based on your activity.