Apps: Healthcare & Fitness
I love my martial arts almost as much as I love technology.
I am a black belt in TaeKwonDo so I was especially interested in this Unofficial Black Belt Magarchive app.
It includes all of the magazine archives since the 1960s so it almost goes back to before me but not quite. For just 99 cents it's definitely worth the money.
This developer also has other martial arts apps - HansTricks; iBeNinja; iTrick - All worth getting if you love the sport.
I just recently downloaded the Nike+ app after a receiving a discounted offer.
I run regularly so I was really interested to see how well this would map my runs. I have to say it has added so much to my workouts. I can see exactly how far I have ran. It tells me my average time and also maps my low speeds and fast speeds.
You don't need any extra hardware. You just need the app on your phone and as you hit the pavement , you just start up the app. It announces each mile marker and your pace for that mile as you run , which I have to say was a bit disconcerting until I got used to it. Then when you get home you can look back at that run plus all other runs that it stores in history.
Now if only I had remembered to start the app during my recent ski trip.
Hate waiting? Especially at the Emergency Room? There's a FREE app (FastERTX) for that, courtesy of iPhone Life's own Medical blogger, Harvey Castro, M.D.! The app serves the Dallas / Fort Worth area, but it's a great idea that should be available everywhere.
FastERTX is currently in top 100 medical apps and helps DFW patients find the local HCA hospital, wait time, call hospital, website to hospital, list and map views plus driving directions, using your gps location.