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This is the third post in our mini-series looking at the many sides to our smartwatch 2 phone remote and, with a new year on the way, what’s better than having some fitness apps up your sleeve ready for your January fitness regime?

But first…those of you who already own smartwatch 2 will be pleased to know that we’ve recently launched an update of the SW2 app. The latest version features improved UI, larger fonts, auto light sensing, fast scroll, new watch faces and lots more. It’s a significant update so enjoy! You can either wait for your handset to auto install or download from Google Play.

Right then, on with the post. It’s time to beat the bulge with the latest smartwatch fitness apps:

Runtastic PRO

It’s the app that every fitness freak needs! With Runtastic you can map and track fitness activities such as running and biking, but you can also track cardio workout progress such as time, distance, elevation, calories and more.

Using smartwatch 2 you can keep an eye on your progress as you work out and while you’re at it, why not share your sports activities on Google+, Facebook or Twitter?

Walkmate

Count your steps every day and find out the distance you’ve walked and the calories you’ve burned. This app is seriously social – share your progress on your social channels so you can measure your performance (or just show off!) against your friends. Smartwatch 2 is there to keep you focussed as you go.

GPS Maps

… because there’s always a chance you get lost while going about your work-out routine. With GPS Maps for smartwatch 2, you’ll be able to see your current location and navigate to where you need to be – all from the wrist.

Speedometer / Compass

Challenge yourself! Measure your run-time, distance and maximum speed. For those of you who struggle with a sense of direction, it even has a compass to show the direction of North in relation to the direction of where you’re going.

 

That’s all for this episode. Don’t forget to have a look at our previous smartwatch posts featuring social and lifestyle apps. Next time, get yourself suited and booted as we’ll be focusing on the best smartwatch 2 apps for business.

See you there.