One of the great things about most Android phones is that they have a built in GPS and a connection to the internet, combining the two makes for some awesome fitness and outdoor apps. Here are just a few that I have. If you know of other great apps let me know in the comments or send me a message on Twitter @AGrunewald
When I first got my android phone I was looking for an app to track my workouts and after trying many different apps I have come to rely mostly on these two
Endomondo Sports Tracker by Endomondo Rating 4.6
This app allows you to track all your workouts like running, cycliing, walking it records time and gps coordinates and integrates with endomondo.com where you have a history of all your workout with lot’s of data like lap time, speed calories and so on, you can also see the map of your trip. The app itself when you are using it while working out will announce your time and speed every kilometer by voice so no need to look at your phone while exercising. If you have a Sony Ericsson Android phone you are supposed to be able to connect to certain heart rate monitors and collect that information too. There is also a paid Pro version that offers a few more features but so far I haven’t missed anything.
My Tracks by My Tracks Team at Google Rating 4.5
While not as fancy looking as Endomondo it is pretty much the grand father of all GPS Tracking apps on Android. It provides raw tracking and stats, everything is stored directly on your phones memory and ready to be exported into Google Earth. I use MyTracks not just for workouts but also on long road trips just to have a record of the when and where. When you workout you can even run the two apps in parallel.
StopWatch & Timer by sportstracklive.com Rating 4.5
There are times when tracking with a GPS might not be very useful for example if you do some indoor sport. In those cases a simple stopwatch might be more what one needs. You have a stopwatch with laptimes and a countdown timer
UltraChron Stopwatch Lite by TheSpinningHead
Yes another stopwatch, I can never decide which of the two to use. A cool feature of Ultrachron is that it can actually speak the time for both the stopwatch and the countdown time.