Review Freeletics Bodyweight
Turn your device into a personal gym coach
Author: Vlad Popa
Date: 18 May 2017, tested on Samsung Galaxy Note 3 Neo
Useful instructional videos, leaderboards help get a competitive mentality, incorporates a running tracker
Pressing Next after every exercise is troublesome, requires an account in order to use
Freeletics for Android is an app designed for people who prefer to work out on their own or in the privacy of their homes rather than go to a gym. Have all the benefits of a trainer and all the help you need for your workouts, all you have to do is follow the program and push your body to get into shape.
Navigating the app is done mostly through a quick launch menu that will guide the user wherever he needs to go within the app. From there you can access the workouts, individual exercises or, if you are not sure what the best workout is for you, then just start the coach and let it do all the thinking.
The app is full of nifty features to help you along. The app integrates your own music into itself, allowing you to listen to it while you perform the exercises. Another useful little feature is the fact that each exercise comes with its own training video to show you how it must be performed. Once a workout is started the app will begin a counter that keeps track of your performance. Once a set of repetitions is completed pressing the Next button will move to the next set until all are completed.
Overall how useful the app is depends on the user’s will to stick with the program and how dedicated each user is to keep pushing themselves. The leaderboard is a nice feature as seeing how fast others have completed the workouts pushes each user to try and do better. Although the coach feature is only for those who have purchased the app, both the free and paid versions have their merits and both have enough to keep users working out to them.