If you are looking to track your fitness and moves in a similar way to the Nike+ Fuelband and similar, but would prefer not to wear a bracelet around your wrist or have to wear a clip-on tracker.
A new iOS app called The Moves developed by ProtoGeo might be worth more investigation, which has launched this month and is available to download from the iTunes App Store for free.
Moves app tracks your physical activity by automatically recognising when you are walking, cycling, running and travelling on transportation. The app has been created to provide you with a record of how much you move, shows routes on a map and provides you with a simple daily storyline of your life. Sampo Karjalainen, Designer CEO of ProtoGeo commented :
“Moves is an example of how smartphones are becoming increasingly context-aware. Today, the mobile phone can constantly learn from its owner’s real-time situations and habits. This information can help build better, personalized, end-user apps such as the physical activity recognition in Moves. Physical inactivity and obesity are big problems. They have a major effect on society as a whole and on the health of individuals. As the app is so widely accessible, we are excited by what the technology can offer, and how the information provided by Moves can positively impact the lives of thousands, and hopefully millions, of users globally.”
“With Moves, our goal was to create an app that will keep your phone running fine if you charge it nightly. In tests with Moves and other typical phone use, we’ve reached that goal, but your results may vary, as there are many variables that affect battery consumption. We’re continuously working on minimizing battery consumption even further.”