DAY ONE - Endomondo Digital January

First day back after Christmas? Feeling like you've overdone the celebrations?

No problem...because we start Dundee University's Digital January with a personal fitness app for your smartphone called Endomondo. It's one of many similar apps out there, but it will record all different kinds of exercises - walking, running, cycling, swimming - telling you how far you've gone, how many calories you've used and so on.

What does it do?

Endomondo uses GPS (a standard feature of a smartphone which tracks your location) to measure the distance you have traveled during any piece of exercise. It then calculates the estimated calories expended according to the type of exercise you're doing. It's a great way to build up a personal fitness regime and develop your fitness.

When would you use it?

It isn't set up just for gym junkies or marathon runners - no matter how much or how little you want to do, it gives you a sense of how much exercise you're doing and helps you with whatever you're doing, whether just recording the distance of a short ramble through to managing an extensive exercise programme.

How do you access it?

Endomondo works with smartphones, and can be downloaded for an Apple iPhone, an Android phone or a Google phone. It's free, but you can choose to take out a Premium account to get extra features if the free version doesn't do enough for you.

Where can you get help to use it?

There is an introductory video here

Come back tomorrow for DAY TWO of Digital January...

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