As well as letting you keep in contact on the go, and even listen to music or watch videos, your smartphone can even help you in your quest to become fit and healthy. Here's five free apps for Apple iPhones devices to help you improve your fitness and diet and even monitor your heart rate.

Weight Watchers Mobile UK

This free app provides users with a new healthy recipe every day, and even lets users compile a shopping list from the recipe as well as finding a Weight Watchers meeting in their area and read success stories. Meanwhile, those that also subscribe to Weight Watcher's online service will be able to use the app to track the Weight Watchers Points of everything they eat as well as track their weight and progress on their bid to slim down.

Calorie Counter & Diet Tracker

This app from MyFitnessPal offer a database of over 1.1 million foods that means you can track just how many calories you consumer each day. A barcode scanner lets you easily match your groceries to foods in the database and you can even input customised goals and the app will work out how many calories you need to consumer to meet these targets.


The iMapMyRUN+ app uses an iPhone's GPS track the route you run, as well as the time it takes you, the distance you've travelled along withy the speed, pace and the calories burned.

WCD Drink Alarm

Another aspect to keeping fit and healthy is to stay hydrated. However, if you're unsure of how water much you should consumer each day, then this app could be ideal. WCD Drink Alarm allows users to calculate how much water they should drink each day and even offers an alarm and pop up that encourages you to drink more. You can then view your hydration progress on a graph

Instant Heart Rate

We love this app, which uses your iPhone's built-in camera to track colour changes on your fingertips that are directly linked to your pulse to provide you with your heart rate.