Moves App Tracks Your Steps from the iPhone, Released Today
No Fitbit or Fuelband necessary - the Moves app replaces fitness wristbands and gadgets! ProtoGeo Ltd today announced the launch of the Moves app, a new way to track physical activity by simply carrying your smartphone in your pocket or purse. Download it free from Apple’s iTunes Store.
Moves is a free iPhone pedometer that helps you get fit by walking more. See how many steps you take and aim for a healthy exercise goal of 10,000 steps a day.
• Automatic Tracking: Records daily walking, cycling and running.
• Places: Recognizes places in your daily life.
• Storyline: Visualizes your day in an easy-to-read timeline.
• Routes on map: See the paths you took.
• Pedometer: Counts your steps, so you can set simple goals.
Seeing your everyday exercise can help you think about your life in a new way. Start with small changes that can lead to a fitter lifestyle and healthier habits.
Let Your iPhone Tell You How Much You Move
Moves automatically tracks your everyday life and exercise. Just carry your phone in your pocket or purse. The Moves app tracks users’ physical activity by automatically recognizing movement such as walking, cycling, running and transportation.
The free iPhone app tells users how much they move, shows routes on a map and provides a simple daily storyline of their life. The data is visualized on a map and as a daily storyline that encourages the user to take small steps towards more healthy habits and lifestyles. This information can help people take control of their habits, encouraging small daily changes that can positively impact their overall physical health and well-being.
Moves iPhone app tracks daily physical activity like Fitbit or Nike+ Fuelband, but there is no need to charge, carry and buy yet another device. Compared to current fitness wristbands and gadgets, the free Moves app may be more convenient and affordable, by having the functionality within your mobile phone.
Unlike traditional sports tracker apps, there is also no need to start and stop the app, which continually works in the background. This may make Moves a more discreet and accessible health tracking option for the everyday casual user.
The Bottom Line
Physical inactivity and obesity are major health problems. What’s more, obesity has major financial impact on society as a whole and on the health of individuals. Moves tracks how much physical activity you undertake on a daily basis, shows all your routes on a map and creates an easily digestible storyline of your life. This information can help you take control of your habits, encouraging small daily changes that can positively impact your overall physical health and well-being.
Because the Moves app is widely accessible to the multitudes of smartphone-carrying people, the technology provided by the Moves app has the potential to positively impact health outcomes in the fight against obesity.