We all have our handy notebooks for tracking WODs, lifts and major benchmarks, but in a digital era, not everyone likes to store their information in a notebook. As much as people are traveling these days, it’s much more convenient to have your WOD data stored on your phone. This is where websites and apps specifically designed for CrossFit come into play. I did some research on WOD apps and websites by reading some discussion boards and reading reviews, and I came across a few worth mentioning. The app that showed up the most on discussion boards and claims to be the number one crossfit app out there is myWod. The app is $1.99, seems to have great customer service (converted old drop box data to something compatible with their app), has various timers, can store WODS, benchmark workouts and lifts, has % of lift PR calculator and has a graphing mode to track your progress. The number one free app is iWOD Fitness and only works with iPhones/iPads. It has all of the above options, lets your store whiteboard pics, it links to Paleo recipes and tips and allows you to track your meals. It also automatically stores all of the main site WODs which may be an annoying feature for many of us since we don’t follow main site programming, but I don’t know that for sure without trying it myself.
There are a couple of other honorable mention apps that are either more expensive or not as popular at this point in time. They are WOD Tracker Pro, $1.99, and all data you store in the app can be also be accessed from their website on your computer and vice versa. As of now this is just an Android app, but the developer said he’s working on making the iPhone app. A couple of others include WorkoutHero for $2.99 (also for iPhone/iPad only) and WODBox Pro which has a free version and a $2.99 Pro version. Both websites function similarly to the two mentioned before, without some of the “nice to have” features.
The websites I came across were www.TrackMYPR.com which is a free website and has a lot of the great tools mentioned above. There is also beyondthewhiteboard.com which has been around for a while. I used to use beyond the white board, but it was $33 per year and I decided it wasn’t worth the money since I didn’t always remember to enter all of my information.
For the tech and data geeks out there, have you tried any CF apps or websites? Is there something you can recommend to others who have yet to move to digital WOD tracking? Post tips to comments.