Developer: Garmin

Price: $0.99
Version: 1.1
App Reviewed on: iPhone 4

iPhone Integration Rating: ★★★★☆
User Interface Rating: ★★★★☆
Re-use / Replay Value Rating: ★★★★☆

Overall Rating: ★★★★☆

A new year, a new resolution right? I for one am on the bandwagon and am searching for the best mile, calorie, pace, etc. tracker. One that popped up is Garmin Fit. I’ve always respected Garmin for their GPS systems so was eager to try this app out. Plus, I’m in the midst of getting back to my marathon weight so it couldn’t have come at a better time, but it’s up against stiff competition with the likes of Nike+ GPS, Runmeter and RunKeeper already well into the game.

The interface is slick and easy to use which allows the user to quickly start a new activity such as a run, bike or walk. With the latest 1.1 update the app increases activity history to include the last 100 activities or the past year worth of history on Garmin Connect. Yes, the app syncs seamlessly with the user’s Garmin Connect account, which is very handy for storing all the activity data and checking out some fairly useful graphs.

As for accuracy, I’d say it’s spot on. It is an app born from the confines of a GPS company so I would hope it was accurate. Users can also add the ANT+ sensor (sold separately) that connects to the Garmin wireless heart rate monitor as well as the Garmin cadence sensor.

For quick reference of the user’s history, they can swipe on the screen for the last activity recorded as well as weekly and monthly totals. I feel as if music is synonymous with running ever since the iPod came out so everyone will be happy to know that Garmin Fit works nicely with the user’s music library.

After selecting run, the app displays a useful map that shows the user’s location and moves as the user moves. Switch over to the main screen and it will show distance, time and map. All of these features make this a great app for those looking to track their activity stats on their road to fitness.

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