At a friend’s suggestion, yesterday I downloaded CardioTrainer (the free version) for my Motorola Droid. It clocks my work out and calories burned. When I take my lunch time walk, it uses the GPS on my Droid to map my route. When I’m done, I can save my workout information, and even upload it to Facebook if I’m so inclined (which so far, I’ve not been).
As a bonus, you can listen to music as you exercise and get a progress report. However, you need to have the music aleady programmed into your phone. Yesterday when I took off on my first walk I kept hearing a strange collection of opening lines from songs. Then I realized the only music I had on the Droid was my collection of ringtones. The program was working it’s way through the list.
Do I have to have CardioTrainer to exercise? No, not really. It’s just another incentive to keep me going.
And I can use all the encouragement I can get.