If you’re backpacking, you’ll probably have plenty of walking to do. If you’re in a splashy hotel, they’ll have a gym. But for everything else in between, here are some Apps I suggest you bring:
7 Minute Workout
This is a pretty intense app, one that is probably best opened in the confines of a hotel room, rather than in full view of hostelmates. Basically you go through a few sets containing a series of 12 exercises. The aching muscles tell it all. It’s well designed, with voice commands informing you of the time remaining.
I prefer this Runkeeper third party app to the official Endomondo, Runtastic and Sports Tracker apps. Pretty fully featured, with purchase necessary only for music and detailed graphs. If sync is secondary, you don’t need a Runkeeper account to use it as well.
Keep track of your calories and weight while overseas. The only disadvantage is that you need a data connection to run this. It does support retrospective recording, so you could always note down your food intake in Note+ or OneNote, and upload the data at night. Or you could save the barcodes and scan them with the built in scanner!
Bring along your favorite exercise videos without the need for a persistent internet connection. Pretty self-explanatory!
I don’t use FitBit, and would rather bring less devices when traveling, but lovers of the connected device will love this app. Although slightly limited compared to the official apps on other platforms, this is well designed and helps you keep track of the daily movements.
So there you have it – apps to help you keep fit while travelling overseas! If you have any others to recommend, do leave a comment! You could also find me on Twitter @wasabigeek.