Back in the early days of Weight Watchers, you could always tell a dedicated member by who was toting around a calculator and a tiny Points converter out and about with them, so they could stay on track while outside the home. But now, with the advent of smart phones that are basically tiny computers, and apps that can do everything, everyone has basically all the tracking, training, and calorie-counting mechanisms they need to meet their weight loss and fitness goals–right at their fingers. But which ones are actually worth trying out?
Just like a gym membership, if an app isn’t convenient or doesn’t fit with your lifestyle, you’ll never use it–and it won’t help you any. But if you find one that you like, whether it’s for logging your food, recording your mile times, or just keeping your training schedule, your resolution is going to feel much more achievable.
Here are 5 apps–some for Android, some for iPhone, and some for both–that offer various levels of service and support, from the very basic, to the very comprehensive. Give one or two a test drive to prepare you for the new year!