Health and fitness apps to be among January’s top downloads

Apps for health and fitness, music streaming and mindfulness to top downloads in January

Health and fitness apps to be among January's top downloads

Apps for health and fitness, music streaming and mindfulness are set to be the most downloaded in January 2019, according to research.

A poll of 2,000 smartphone owners found calorie-tracking app MyFitnessPal is the most likely to be added to the nation’s phones in the new year.

And to add a soundtrack to the workouts, music streaming app Spotify is set to be the second most popular app to download.

This is followed by Mindfulness Daily, VoucherCloud and 7 Minute Workout.

The research was commissioned by Sky Mobile, which is expecting Brits to increase their phone data usage by 10 per cent in January 2019, compared to 2018.

Data experts are putting this down to tired Brits switching from expensive nights out during December to streaming fitness videos, experimenting with veganism, and swerving high street sales shopping for online orders from the sofa.

Sky Mobile director Sophia Ahmad said: “With so many people changing their habits in January as they follow through on New Year’s resolutions, we increasingly rely on our phones to help us get there – so there’s a big impact on data usage.

“Short-term trends can really hit hard on data usage, such as people streaming music while out and about exercising, tracking calories, and even shopping.”

Health and fitness apps to be among January's top downloads

Other apps likely to be popular in January include Calm, a meditation and relaxation aid, as well as fitness app Daily Burn.

Pocket Yoga, Cruelty Free and Nike + Training Club are also among the apps Brits will be turning to in January.

Apps most likely to be downloaded in January:

1. MyFitnessPal

2. Spotify

3. Mindfulness Daily

4. VoucherCloud

5. 7 Minute Workout

6. Calm

7. Daily Burn

8. Pocket Yoga

9. Cruelty Free

10. Nike + Training Club


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