The exercise portion of our plan took off and now we job, hike, and bike, so we can eat what we like. As a techno gadget family we’ve tried every GPS fitness device from iPhone to Garmin. For Mac centric folk all you need is to add this app to your daily fitness regimen.
Improve By Tracking
As they say, ‘performance tracked is performance improved’ so if gadgets and exercise can co-exist peacefully in your household you’re probably a candidate for rubiTrack.
Think of rubiTrack as an official tracking and exercise journal that resides on your Mac. Pretty much every exercise we’ve tried or tried to avoid can be tracked.
That includes jogging, cycling, hiking, swimming, lifting weights, or even a little yoga.
rubiTrack reads data from GPS enabled fitness devices– Garmin, and others. Then, it displays your performance on the Mac’s screen in the form of a chart and a map.
When you see your exercise mapped out this way it actually creates an incentive to do more.
This is very cool.
Stunning visuals, no?
rubiTrack makes it rather simple to track your activities by location, date, and exercise– if you have the right equipment.
For biking or jogging you’ll see your location mapped out, complete with details, including terrain, elevation, distance, time, and more.
The right equipment also gives you heart rate data and graphs out appropriate zones for your specific exercise.
With the right device you’ll be able to track your exercises and analyze accordingly. That’s the good news. The bad news is that rubiTrack on the Mac is rather expensive relative to rubiTrack for iPhone, though the details are more plentiful.
And, sadly, rubiTrack is a bit buggy, depending upon the GPS device you use. The iPhone version isn’t as detailed but works in place of a separate and expensive GPS option and the price can’t be beat. It’s unlikely the Mincey clan will ever buy another Garmin device.