Finding Freedom — One Adventure at a Time

 

Freedom!  It’s the feeling we get when the wind is in our hair, the sun is shining above, and there are no walls surrounding us. For some it’s putting foot to pavement  through a mountain pass on a misty morning, others it’s throwing a leg over the top tube and pushing down on the pedal. Heck, maybe it’s the occasional Sun Salutation in a ‘haute’ studio. Be it stress or insecurities, worries  or cares; when we get out and get active all our concerns melt away and we are free.

Of course, the smartphones we’ve come to know and love are a big part of the freedom found in these adventures.   They help us discover new paths to run, roads to ride, mountains to climb, and poses to strike. All the while, they are an ever important lifeline. There is freedom in the knowledge that with your HTC in tow, you are never lost.

They also provide a valuable tool to help us track our progress in the exercise routines we pursue.  On Monday we asked which activity moved you and there was no shortage of feedback – football, swimming, running, cycling, tennis, snowboarding and more.  You can read all the comments on our Facebook post.  If you haven’t added your comment yet, let us know.

Additionally, we were overwhelmed by the response to our picture of John Starkweather’s tennis shoes on Tuesday.  Some of you shared pictures of your own tennis shoe collection, while others shared excitement of John’s awesome HTC kicks.  You can build your own pair just like John’s at Nike ID.

Thursday we asked for your input – tell us your top fitness apps.  There was a wide range of responses, from Endomondo, to MapMyRun to My Fitness Pal.  It’s a great list of apps we can all use.  Based on your feedback, the top fitness apps are:

  1. RunKeeper
  2. Nike+
  3. Jefit
  4. Endomondo

As we draw a close to fitness week we hope you remember how easily these smartphones make it possible to get away (and track your progress while you do).  It’s been a fun week learning how many of you use your phones to help maintain and track your fitness progress.

Now that the workout is done, it’s time to find an escape. When it’s time to relax and unwind, where do you go? What do you listen to? What’s your happy place?

  • http://www.davidjmclare.co.uk/ David J M Clare

    Nice. I use MyFitnessPal for tracking food and gym training, then Endonmondo for my cycle to work and any runs I do. Both integrate with FitBit which is awesome. Best of all, my HTC One X is super fast and it all just works so smoothly :) I’d really like to mount my One X to my bike so if you know of any accessories that fit, or any hacks, then please let me know :) 

    • http://blog.htc.com/ Larry Meadows

       Hi David,

      I also use Endomondo for cycling.  I am also testing out Strava.  My wife and I both use MyFitnessPal for tracking, I think it is the easiest to use.  As for the bike mount.  i just ordered one and will be mounting it to my road bike (Scott Speedster S30) tomorrow.  I will circle back and let you know what I think of it.

      Thanks for reading!

  • rvichar

    Nike+ crashes non stop on the OneX had to uninstall it….

  • Chris Jackson

    Freedom? – you locked the bootloader on the HTC ONE X, give users freedom by unlocking it without your customers voiding their warranty would be a very good start to ‘freedom’

  • http://golalaa.com/ william

    well wyatt i have to say this is an awesome post i like the way of your writing :D will look forward to read more articles in future :)