A SHORT SUMMARY
- - Tracks Your Daily Activity Well: This app definitely does the job when it comes to keeping track of your daily steps
- - Great for the Price: This app gives you plenty of information without costing you an arm and a leg
- - Great User Interface: The user interface is simple and uncluttered
- - Doesn't Connect To Other Apps
- - Battery Usage: Since the application is running all the time, it uses more battery than you are probably used to
An application that records any walking, cycling, or running you do. It then gives you the distance, duration, steps, and calories burned for each activity. Moves is like a diary of your life. It tells you exactly how much you move throughout the day. You can also use it to record your workout activity. On top of all this, it can tell the difference between when you are walking, bicycling, or running so there is no need for you to tell the app what you are doing.
Moves was released in December, 2012 and was created by ProtoGeo Oy, which is headquartered in Helsinki Finland. It has quickly become popular due to its simplicity and accuracy. The biggest benefit of Moves though is that it is much cheaper, and although it has some drawbacks, the price will give you a feel for if you really want to spend the money for a more expensive option. Now let’s look at the pros and cons of this application.
Tracks Your Daily Activity Well: This app definitely does the job when it comes to keeping track of your daily steps. Not only that but it also gives you other information that can tell you exactly how much exercise you got. The app tells you how many steps you’ve taken, the distance you’ve traveled, as well as how many calories you burned.
Great for the Price: This app gives you plenty of information without costing you an arm and a leg like other options such as Fitbit. If you are a beginner who just wants to start getting healthier without having to pay a hundred dollars for a watch, this application is right for you.
Great User Interface: The user interface is simple and uncluttered. You wont have to worry about having to scroll and click to find out the information you want, because it is all in place and easy to find.
Doesn’t Connect To Other Apps: Although it does connect to other fitness apps such as Nudge, OptimizeMe, and Everymove, it does not connect to the more popular calorie counters such as MyFitnessPal and LoseIt.
Battery Usage: Since the application is running all the time, it uses more battery than you are probably used to. This will decrease the life of your battery so if you don’t already charge your battery at night, you probably will need to if you get this app. Of all the complaints, this is the number one complaint.
Moves is a cost effective way to begin your journey to good health. Although the app is not what you would get from a Fitbit, or other larger more popular health applications, it is worth the price if you are a beginner. Although you may have to charge your phone more often, because the app runs all the time, you will still get an accurate count of your daily activities as well as the amount of calories you burn. If you are new to fitness apps, you will find that Moves is cost effective and simple to use.