Apr 15 AT 1:10 PM Clark Wimberly 12 Comments

Absolute Fitness for Android

With our lives becoming more tech-centric and our mobile devices making it easy to be always-on, its easy to lose track of the small things. Like taking care of yourself. To combat the bulge, fitness systems and trackers are taking the battle digital, making it quick and easy to track what you eat, how much you work out, and how much you weigh. Absolute Fitness for Android released recently and it’s looking like one of the most robust fitness tracking apps on the market.

Food Item Database

Food Item Database

The main purpose of Absolute Fitness is logging what you’ve been doing. Any successful fitness program is based around structure and regimen, and a huge part of staying successful and on track is knowing exactly how closely you are following your goals. To that end, Absolute Fitness lets you track just about everything. It can log what your diet, tracking what you eat and measuring the nutritional composition from a database of more than 10,000 different types of food. If you happen to have a sweet tooth for something a bit more unique, there is the ability to add custom items to the database. After entering what you have been eating, Absolute Fitness can calculate a dynamic daily nutritional snapshots that help you see how much you have eaten and how much you can still eat (to make sure you don’t intake too much bacon).

Body stat tracking

Body stat tracking

On the exercise front, Absolute Fitness has the ability to track you workouts and can measure the calorie expenditure of more than 180 different types of exercises (along with the ability to add custom exercises). As your program progresses, you can track your weight, body fat percentage, and even blood pressure, and view graphical charts of your weight and calories over time. It also can help you track smaller things, like how many glasses of water you’ve had during the day, and there is a place for free form notes, where you can enter anything else fitness related that might not fall into any other these categories (like those two hours playing Wii).

Absolute Fitness also has an export function, with which you can save your workout data in various formats. You can save in HTML or CSV formats, saving all available data or only data from a certain time period. The app also has a backup and restore function, so your fitness history should always be safe.

Absolute Fitness isn’t a diet plan or workout routine, and it won’t coach you into good health, but if you have your own diet or own program (or following a plan you found online, on tv, etc) I can’t imagine a much easier way to track everything than Absolute Fitness. Its got all the features you could need and then some, and its all in your pocket. No more excuses, time to get in shape!

Absolute Fitness for Android
Version 2.1.1
Developed By: Aqua Eagle
Price: $4.99
Filesize: 3.42mb


Clark is a developer living in Austin, Texas. He runs ClarkLab, a small web firm with his wife, Angie. He's a big fan of usability, standards, and clean design.

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  • bob

    The Calorie Counter app does the same thing & it’s free. It also auto syncs with the web site fatsecret.com where you can get buddies, recipes, support, forums, ideas, etc. I’ve been using it for a month or so and I think it’s great.

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  • CHUH

    i want to download this app, but can’t find it in the market. anybody know how i can get a hold of it?

  • Gammax

    another awsome tool for your health, I just love apps like these.

  • Romario

    I tried DietMaster and found all necessary features here. Also it’s FREE and seems to me as a good alternative.

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    I bought and used 2 days — food entries very difficult to locate and DB very small. Only a handful of restaurants tracked (no Chipotle’s, for example) and many common items (guacamole, for example) completely missing from DB. Also would be great to integrate with goog voice input for when no time to type… capture entry as voice and go back later to analyze…

  • mamabear

    Love the app – it would be nice however if the food choices were up to date and more eating establishments were added. What would be really cool is if the barcode scanner could be used to import things such as TV dinners. :) But over all – it’s the best I’ve found!

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  • Frolicwithva

    Where’s the link to purchase and download?

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    A good app to go with this is Mysporttraining. It’s been out for years, now it’s on Android, and does gps, cardio, gym, sync with pc, can add all your own exercises, etc. Very complete for fitness. they also ave an app for diet, but i don’t think it’s available for android now.

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  • Cathy

    Looks promising, can you get a chart of Vitamin D and Vitamin A intake from foods eaten over time?