There’s a new application for Android that wants to get you in the shape. Dubbed runtastic Push-Up, it aims to be your personal push-up trainer, promising to help you get and stay in shape.
Some of the features included in the application are:
- Voice coach
- Automatic countdown timer for your break between sets
- Personal records and statistics
- Ability to upload your activities to the runtastic fitness website
- Facebook and Twitter integration
That’s all cool, but how can an app count your push-ups? The magic happens either by using the phone’s built-in proximity sensor or by touching the screen with your nose (more precise way). Pretty awesome stuff, don’t you think?
Love the idea, though when I did some research I saw that a similar app has already been released for the iPhone (Push-Ups Dojo and probably some others as well). Guess neat ideas like these spread quickly.
Anyway, runtastic Push-Up is available in free and paid versions with latter also featuring professionally designed training plan for 8 weeks and individual entry day. Moreover, the pro version has no ads whatsoever…