Life changing gadgets and apps can improve health

Keeping an accurate account of your workouts and health progress can be made easier with the help of a few apps and the corresponding gadgets. Seeing where improvements can be made and making life changes based on those findings is a proven way to better your health -- and thanks to your smartphone, you've got help.

Smart Bodyscale + WiScale app
Accurately view and track your weight, fat mass, lean mass, as well as body mass index with the Wi-Fi Smart Bodyscale plus app for your iPhone. Ditch your old scale and step on this new digital gadget to see you and up to eight family members growth, whether that be as a growing child or an adult meeting weight-loss goals. The scale automatically recognizes different users.

First, download the WiScale app and connect via Wi-Fi to the $159 Smart Bodyscale. An easy to read graph help you keep an eye on your body changes and set goals. You can add your measurements directly to your medical records online through the app, and generate graphs -- such as weight, height and BMI -- for your doctor to view the impact of your results.

If you set weight loss targets, a weekly progress report by email can keep you on track and motivated. And if you feel so inclined, share your successes  via a blog, Twitter or Facebook.

Click here to download WiScale: Apple iTunes
Click here to download WiScale: Android Marketplace
Mobilewalla Score: 25 out of 100

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Wahoo Blue HR Heart Rate Strap + Wahoo Fitness app
Wahoo Blue HR Heart Rate Strap plus Wahoo Fitness app is a wireless way to record and get real time heart rate data—simply strap the device around your back, download the Wahoo Fitness app, and go through the setup steps to connect. Then you are ready to run, cycle, or do any other activity while monitoring the effort of the workout.

The $79.99 Wahoo Blue HR Heart Rate Strap connects to your smartphone via Bluetooth, delivering accurate, real time data.

Get the Wahoo Fitness system: Apple Store
Mobilewalla Score: 12 out of 100

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iFood Diary
Keep track of your dietary habits by keeping an iFood Diary. Comparing what you eat daily can help you make healthier choices and lose weight.

The $0.99 app offers custom food intake reports by day, week, month, or meal type. You can also export these to Excel with details on calories, nutrition information, and more.

Download iFood Diary. Apple iTunes
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