iFitness HD for iPad Review
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iFitness HD for iPad Review

Our Review by Chris Kirby on September 29th, 2010
Rating: starstarstarstarblankstar :: GET FIT THE OLD SCHOOL WAY
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All of the component pieces don't always fit together as neatly as they should, but there is no denying the amount of sheer content available in this app.

Developer: Medical Productions
Price: $4.99
Version Reviewed: 1.0
Device Reviewed On: iPad

iPad Integration Rating: starstarstarhalfstarblankstar
User Interface Rating: starstarstarhalfstarblankstar
Re-use Value Rating: starstarstarstarhalfstar

Overall Rating: starstarstarstarblankstar

If you are serious about exercise - the weightlifting, strength training, old school kind of exercise - then iFitness HD for the iPad might prove a good resource and training companion for you. It contains a wealth of information on over 300 different exercises, and these can be combined into an array of personalized workouts based upon your needs.

Opening the app presents a user with many, many options. Users may choose a particular region of their bodies that they wish to work on - arms for instance - and a quick touch of the arms icon pulls up all of the available exercises pertinent to that region of the body. All exercises include pictures to demonstrate the proper way to execute movement, but well over a third now also feature video, which is a handy inclusion. When you are finished with a particular exercise, you can log it in the app's built in exercise log.

It's this use of logs and documentation that permeates every aspect of iFitness HD. If there's something you want to track during your exercise routines, iFitness has a way to track it. You can even sync your data to the iFitness servers so it's never lost and so it can sync with the iFitness iPhone app.

For those interested in even greater customization, there is the option to create individualized routines built around your own needs and abilities. I only wish there was a way to have a routine play automatically, with voice, video and music, something like All-In Yoga does.

While iFitness has a tremendous array of exercises, videos and photos, it still seems to be lacking some essential element needed for a good virtual trainer. The use of voice and music (particularly during routines) as well as videos for all exercises would be a great improvement over this current incarnation.

Still, iFitness offers a great deal of content for a low price. If you want to track your way to better fitness, I can't imagine a better app.

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