Top health and fitness apps in the iTunes charts in countries around the globe include an app that calculates your running speed, an app that checks your pulse using your iPhone's camera, and one that turns quitting smoking into a game.
Here are details on a selection of top ten iTunes paid and free health and fitness apps by country/region for the week, recorded on September 19.
Brazil's fitness center BodyTech now has an app that helps users find the nearest locations and view class schedules, as well as access a smartcoach for motivation and tips. Free.
The official app version of the McMillan Running Calculator, McRun allows you to compute how fast you are capable of running distances ranging from 400 meters to a marathon. It also suggests training paces based on your current fitness level. $2.99.
Belgium: Exsmokers iCoach
This free app is part of the "Ex-smokers Are Unstoppable" campaign, an initiative of the European Commission. It offers daily tips, advice, motivation, and a panic button to help you fend off strong urges.
Germany: Cardiio Touchless Camera Phone Sensor
This application transforms your iPhone into a heart rate monitor by using the device's camera to analyze the amount of light reflecting off of your face to accurately predict your pulse. €3.99.
The Philippines: Target Weight for Adults
This app lets you track your daily weight and body mass index to edge toward your target weight-loss goal. $1.99.
France: Kwit - arrêter de fumer est un jeu
This app, which translates to "Kwit - quitting smoking is a game," gamifies your efforts to stop smoking while offering stats on the money you've saved since quitting and the number of cigarettes you're not smoking. €1.59.