Putting fitness tech to the test

​Get out of your comfort zone and discover three new ways your smartphone can make your workouts a lot more exciting.

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It's time to start using your smartphone for more than just music during your workouts. But do a quick search for "fitness" in the app market, and the results are daunting. So, to get you started, CNET's The Fix tested three of the most fun -- and useful -- workout apps available.

Run for your life! Or at least pretend to. Donald hits the pavement with two apps that turn the boring run or walk into a zombie apocalypse adventure. Save yourself and civilization, all while torching calories.

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Plus, I hit the trails with a super-useful app that helps you find bike routes, track all aspects of your ride, and view your progress.

Did we miss any of your favorite fitness apps? Share them in the comments.

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Sharon Profis is a CNET How To expert who cooks up DIY projects, in-depth guides, and little-known tricks that help you get the most out of your tech. During her four years at CNET, she's covered social media, funky gadgets, and has shared her tech knowledge on CBS and other news outlets.

 

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