Version Reviewed: 1.0
Device Reviewed On: iPhone 5
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Keeping it simple and sticking to the flat theme beloved of all recent iOS apps, Fitlist is an easy to use workout tracking tool. It won’t offer anything more fancy than a focused way of entering information, but that’s often all that regular gym goers and exercise addicts need.
Essentially a replacement to the notes app, or even a piece of paper, Fitlist allows users to search amongst over 1000 exercises before adding it to their day’s workout, along with any potential details they might want to store. These details relate to how many repetitions were completed or the distance covered during some kind of cardio workout. It’s very clearly laid out, taking seconds for anyone to input their data.
Fitlist dispenses with anything like GPS tracking or imagery – it sticks to the basics and it works. Often while at the gym, no one wants to spend ages setting up complex features. They just want to count their reps and write them down in some way.
Adding some more functionality to an otherwise simple package, Fitlist isn’t just about that day’s activities. There’s a Calendar view feature allowing users to add workouts from past days or plan ahead for the future. Again, it’s simply laid out but quite effective and useful. It’s possible to add notes to specific entries too, although there’s no way of sharing content or results elsewhere.
For those who pay out the $0.99 to unlock the premium version of Fitlist it’s also possible to save routines, which is ideal for those who regularly do the same kind of workout. Plus, paying gets rid of some mildly irritating adverts that are occasionally dispersed amongst the app.
Keeping things strictly functional rather than excessively convoluted, Fitlist is a fine way of tracking the exercises that one completes. Unlike other fitness apps it’s of no use to those wanting advice, but for those who just want to get on with their workout it’s an ideal solution.
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