You Need This Fitness App ASAP
If you have an iPhone, I’m guessing by now you’ve updated to the new iOS 7 and are feeling pretty baller with all your new flashy icons and cool features.
As with all technology, everything seems to get better with time. I learned this first hand when a fellow tourist in Rome filled me in on the hottest new activity tracker out there, Moves.
A nice couple from San Francisco (go figure, techie-geniuses) told us about it while we were touring the Vatican on our recent trip to Italy.
“We walked 10 miles yesterday!” they bragged.
Never to be outdone, we immediately downloaded the app with the intention of putting their 10 miles to shame.
Over the course of the trip, the BF and I made bets everyday about how far we’d walked, and consoled ourselves over our sore feet by saying, “Just think of how great this will be for our Moves!”
By the end of our 14 days, we had tracked 100 miles. Seriously! Makes all that gelato and pizza not seem so bad, right?
You’re probably thinking, “Big deal. There are a million walking trackers out there, what’s so great about this one?”
Unlike other calorie and activity trackers like Nike’s Fuel Band or Jawbone’s UP, you don’t need to wear any device to track your moves. With Moves, it’s all tracked straight from your phone.
The best thing about it, you don’t have to do anything after you download it. You put in your info and it just starts working.
You don’t have to start the tracking process everyday or be connected to the internet, you simply have to have your phone turned on, and with you. That’s it.
It’s so popular that it’s been downloaded 2.5 million times since it launched.
Throughout the day you can check how many steps you’ve walked, how many miles that adds up to, and how many calories you’ve burned.
It also has a map that actually shows you exactly where you went and keeps track of time you spent driving or taking public transportation.
Moves can track running and cycling too, although I’ve yet to use it for that.
While we had slightly different reports at the end of each day, the BF and I had generally the same amount of moves. Obviously, since it’s not connected to your body, it’s not going to be 100% accurate. Still, it’s a good indicator of your activity level for the day and a great motivator to get off your butt and move.
Each time I didn’t feel like climbing to the top of another Duomo (there’s so many!), the BF would remind me how many Moves I’d get for it.
“Sweet,” I’d think. “I guess I can crank out a few more steps.”
The convenience of the app is it’s main appeal for me. I always have my cell phone on me (much to the BF’s chagrin).
This isn’t ideal for someone who wants precise tracking, but for someone who wants just a little more motivation to stay active — without a clunky device attached to their arm — it’s a great option.
The app launched in January for iPhone and just launched on Android as well.
I suggest you get Moves ASAP and get moving!
P.S. We beat that couple’s 10 miles. We got 11.4. Suck it.
***I know it sort of sounds like it, but this is NOT a sponsored post. The app is free. Now if it was a $5 app….