5 Apps for Biohacker Beginners

If you are like me, you probably have about a hundred apps on your iPhone that do everything from ordering espresso to syncing important files and finding movie times. Whilst some apps are complete time wasters, no one can argue that today’s modern technology gives us the ability to quantify our health like never before. Here are my top 5 apps for Biohacker Beginners that you could find right now on my iPhone.


Heart Rate by Azumio

This is a great app that I stumbled upon that takes your heart rate using the pulse oximeter methodology. I have used it to track my resting heart rate over time and also to measure my heart rate after eating food to see if I am getting any underlying allergic responses. A recent update has also seen heart rate monitoring using your camera to see blood fluctuations in your face and Azumio is also upgrading to measure fatigue through sitting to standing heart rate variability.

Tactio Health Weight Tracker App

The best app that I have tried for recording weight due to its intuitive user interface (UI). A tip though, only use the free version for weight tracking. The paid version has all sorts of other things such as tracking cholesterol, BMI and body fat and you won’t use 90% of them or it is a useless biomarker (BMI for example is a waste of time).

Stronglifts 5×5 by Stronglifts.com

When I was building strength and using the Stronglifts 5×5 program I found this app extremely useful. It has been well designed, looks great and makes strength tracking effortless. I used it over a 26 week period and increased my Squats from 100kg to 140kg, Bench Press from 60kg to 97.5kg, Overhead Press from 30kg to 65kg, Barbell Row from 40kg to 75kg and Deadlift from 100kg to 160kg. Obviously it is for the Biohacker that is giving the Stronglifts program a try.

Relax Melodies by Ipnos Soft

Sleep is super important and this app will play background sounds using a soundboard with hundreds of combinations. Useful if you are having difficulties falling asleep or have to put up with background noise such as traffic or repetitive sounds like tapping or dripping.

Google Drive

Useful for its cloud based spreadsheets. All these apps for Biohacker beginners above are great if they have a tool such as measuring heart rate etc but for general number capturing and crunching you have to get it into a spreadsheet. Google Drive is able to be synced to your iDevices or viewed in your browser such as Google Chrome.

If you have any other apps Biohacker beginners that you are finding useful for quantifying health or performance please share them in the comments section below. This is purely a beginners look as these were the apps that I started using myself when I wanted to quantify my health and performance.

About Jay Killeen

I began training in 2004 under the guidance of James Duggan Shihan. I have since achieved my Nidan in Goju Ryu Karate do Seiwakai. My favourite kata is Sanchin and I enjoy the challenge of kumite against great opponents.

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