I think I only know three people who are not iPhone crackheads.
-My dad because he has big fingers, bad hearing, and propensity for dropping phones in toilets.
- A friend who doesn't want to pay that much for a phone.
- And, another friend that is the lone holdout in the blackberry v. iPhone debate.
I totally get not wanting to pay that much for a phone and data plan. I do not understand love for a blackberry, however.
For approximately 4 years, I carried both a blackberry and an iphone, and I can objectively say that the iPhone is far, far superior. I know the blackberry has a keyboard, blah, blah, blah . . . but I would rather throw this in my bag:
The iPhone has changed the world. It has certainly changed my world. I know where mine is at all times. No one is more married to the little device than I am.
It wakes me up in the morning.
It operates as a beacon of light, guiding my way through my dark house.
It allows me to stay literate.
It let's me play DJ and rock out in the car.
It entertains my kids.
It keeps me in constant and ongoing communication with my friends.
About some really important stuff.
And you know what else it does for me? It helps me stay fit.
Here are 6 apps that I either use or have used:
My Fitness Pal
Nike Training ClubNike Training Center is like having a personal trainer in your pocket. Maybe you already have a personal trainer in your pocket. But, this app gives you access to hundreds of focused workouts. It is perfect for doing workouts at home when you can't make it to the gym. As an added incentive, new workouts are "unlocked" as you log time on the app.
I've used this app a little but not a lot because I don't find it to be particularly easy to learn. But, the app provides a calendar and a log where you can log your workouts and personal bests. There are links to pre-packaged workouts, more timers, paleo recipes, and how-to videos. I do really like the Tabata timer on this one.
PS- A good blogger (something that I do not profess to be but would like to be) uses a post to start a dialogue with readers. So, here are a few questions, and hope that you will leave a comment and answer them. Do it as a favor to me because I'm going to need something to do while I'm waiting for the big stick this morning.
- Do you carry an iPhone or a typewriter in your purse?
- Do you use fitness apps?
- If so, what do you use?
- How old do you think a child should be before they get their own iPhone/iPod touch?
We made Easy E wait until his seventh birthday before we gave him an iPod touch. Drama got my mom's old iPhone (deactivated, of course) for Christmas when he was six. The Tiny Princess, who is almost four, probably already has one. I need to check her car.