Whether your hobby is playing sports, or watching other people play sports, there’s an app out there to keep you connected and up to date. Here are some of the best sport and hobby apps for players and fans alike.
MapMyHike GPS Hiking
The MapMyHike app uses your phone’s GPS to track your route, the time it took you to complete it, and even the number of steps you took. The app also allows you to track your weight, calories you burn, and hours of sleep you get, so it is perfect for people trying to lose weight who want all their stats right at their fingertips. You don’t even have to be a hiker to benefit from this app. It can also be configured for cycling, running, walking, cross training workouts, and many other fitness activities.
AllTrails Hiking & Mountain Biking
The AllTrails Hiking app lets you search over 500,000 trails complete with site descriptions, pictures, maps, reviews and effort ratings. You can save your favorite trails for a quick recall or, if you’re a little bit more adventurous, you can create your own trail maps and share them with the community of over 3 million hikers currently using the app. Like similar hiking apps, AllTrails Hiking allows you to track your speed, distance, and elevation during a hike, and lets you follow friends for trail ideas and ratings.
The ArrowNautics app is more than just an archery score calculator. It allows you to customize, print, and e-mail scoresheets, create separate profiles for all the archers on your team, and automatically rank all archers on your preferred statistic. Take the boring, complicated math out of archery scoring with ArrowNautics!
Dartfish Express-Video Analysis
The Dartfish app is a must-have for coaches, and athletes wishing to improve their technique. The app allows you to film your specific sport skill, playback the video in slow-motion, compare two videos side-by-side, and even measure body angles and movement time. This app is invaluable for athletes in precision sports who need to streamline their technique to be as efficient as possible.
This app is helpful for those just getting into boxing as a form of fitness. Coach Michael the Boxer will guide you through stretches, and boxing fundamentals before allowing you to customize your own workout with the number of rounds, length of rounds, rest periods, and intensity. No equipment is needed!
The Fight Trainer app lets you entirely customize your own boxing or martial arts workout. Everything from the frequency of the different techniques, to the number of rounds, to the ratio of attack moves to defense moves is in your hands. The app will then randomly generate workouts so you’re never stuck doing the same combinations at every training session. It is useful for boxing training as the sport is not about memorizing routines, but about staying light on your feet and being ready for anything your opponent throws at you.
Couch To 5K Runner
This app gets you running a 5K in 8 weeks, even if you’ve never run before! Progressive running plans led by an audio coach build up your stamina during easy to follow sessions. The ability to earn badges and share your progress on social media makes it easy and fun to stay on track. The app works with your music library or a number of music apps. A must-have for those just getting into the world of running.
The ultimate fitness app for the horror fan, or people who are only motivated to work out when they are being chased by flesh-eating monsters. This running app immerses you in a post-apocalyptic world overrun by zombies. It guides you through an audio drama where you have to collect supplies and rebuild your basecamp while dodging hoards of the undead.
MLB.com At Bat
This app provides baseball fans with videos, stats, live scores, and analyses of all MLB teams at the touch of a button. The app even lets you re-watch any game from the previous season, as well as classic games from the MLB archives.
A great app for improving your baseball swing. The app lets you record your swing, watch it in slow-motion, and compare it side-by-side to professional baseball and softball players. Adding a Zepp sensor to your bat allows you to track your speed, time to impact, and bat angles, as well as receive personalized training tips based on your specific stats.
No sport-lover’s phone is complete without this app! Follow NBA, and NCAA basketball (and many, many more sports) all season with theScore’s official app.
Create, download, and share animated drills and plays for tons of basketball fundamentals. This virtual playbook lets you do away with the whiteboard and easily create practices and game-plays on your mobile device.
The Official FIFA app
Get news, photos, live updates, and results from all FIFA match-ups right on your phone. Perfect for keeping up with your favorite team while you’re stuck at the office.
Sportsy- Soccer Drills and Training
Coach a winning team with this training app. Choose from hundreds of drills and challenges to help improve your team’s performance. The app comes complete with high-definition videos, training plans, and the ability to track each player’s progress through challenges.
Official NFL app
Find everything you need to know about the NFL season in this app. Follow scores, highlights, news, stats, and even live features.
This app is the only football coaching app you will ever need. It contains drills and plays for every level of competition, with step-by-step instructions, videos, and diagrams. Create custom practice drills, and game-plays right on your tablet, then e-mail the plans to your team for easy, comprehensive training.
This app makes getting the perfect swimming stroke a breeze. It allows you to watch videos on proper body and head position, breathing, hand entry, kicking, and much more. For intermediate swimmers, the app has a section on common stroke faults and how to fix them, as well as a number of drills, and tips for the perfect stroke.
Speedo Fit-Swim Fitness
Log all your swims and track your progress with this app made specifically for swimmers. You’ll be able to set goals, and track your progress from swim-to-swim. You can also connect with other swimmers through the app, or post your successes to Facebook and Twitter. The app comes complete with how-to videos, technique tips, and even a pool finder in certain regions.
The Cyclemeter app lets you track your speed, total ride time, distance, calories burned and many more statistics. You can save unlimited workouts and view charts comparing your stats across rides. Compete against yourself or view others’ stats. The app synchs across all your devices via iCloud for easy analysis.
Like similar cycling and running apps, Strava lets you record all your stats and track your routes with your phone’s GPS. Strava comes with a vast community of cyclists. The app lets you follow friends and connect to Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. It also has a variety of challenges for you to join to help you improve your cycling. You’ll be able to view your own stats, as well as those of your friends, people in the area, and even professionals to see how you compare. It even allows you to filter leaderboards by age and weight to get an accurate idea of your own ranking.
No matter what your sport obsession there is an app to help you follow your favorite team, improve your technique, or coach your team to victory!