I recently (just this August) received a company-issued Microsoft Xoom tablet. Like any tech geek, the pure thrill of having a new gadget kept me occupied for a few weeks…just downloading apps and playing around. I already have an Android phone, so the learning curve wasn’t too bad. But, after those first few weeks, I needed to really figure out how to make the most use of my Xoom.
XOOM FITNESS APPS
Since it’s a company-issued device, most of my Xoom apps are business-related. However, I’ve found some ways to use my Xoom for fitness-related purposes as well. Here’s my current list of fitness apps:
- 90Droid – P90X App for tracking workouts https://market.android.com/details?id=com.unifylog.droid90&hl=en
- Calorie Counter by FatSecret https://market.android.com/details?id=com.fatsecret.android&feature=search_result
- SparkPeople Diet and Food Tracker https://market.android.com/details?id=com.sparkpeople.app&feature=search_result
- Epicurious (not really a fitness app, but good for finding quick, healthy recipes) https://market.android.com/details?id=com.epicurious&feature=search_result
- Sports Nutrition (more like an e-book than an app) https://market.android.com/details?id=com.EBeuvaliers.sportsnutrition&feature=search_result
XOOM FITNESS VIDEOS
I travel between work and home, and sometimes have to stay overnight. While the Android Market has plenty of workout apps available, I prefer to carry my own workouts with me. But, I’d rather not haul my workout disks back and forth. So, using a combination of Handbrake (to convert my DVDs to mp4), Moboplayer (Video player for Android), and Android File Transfer (since I use a Mac), I’m able to carry my videos with me everywhere.