Thursday, 23 May 2013

Moves – the perfect (and free!) activity tracker app for busy parents

As I don't drive, I know that I walk an awful lot on a daily basis. I've made a few half-hearted attempts to use a pedometer in the past but for some reason, they always switch themselves off and tell me I've walked 2 metres at the end of the day ! Maybe it's because I've only ever used a freebie pedometer that came as part of an advertising promo and wasn't very good ! I'd love to know how much I walk in a day, week or month though, so when this press release popped into my inbox, I was very impressed by the fact that you can turn your phone into a very clever pedometer. Sadly I don't have a smartphone though, so I'll still never know how far I've walked !


 Busy with the kids & can’t commit to the gym? Moves, a free new app for the iPhone, tracks physical activity for busy parents

For busy parents, balancing both their work and personal life means making time for regular exercise is tricky. Gym trips become a luxury and evening runs are squeezed in when the kids are tucked up in bed. It’s not ideal. However, it’s easy to forget just how much running around managing a family can require throughout the day. Enter Moves, a free app for the iPhone that allows users to track their physical activity from their pocket for free.

Moves is designed for users who may frequent the gym less than their friends but would still like to know how active they actually are. It’s the must-have app for busy people wanting to get fitter and lead a healthier lifestyle through exercise.

The app tracks walking, cycling, running and time spent in transportation. Moves identifies the places a user has been, visualising it on the app’s activity ‘Storyline’ – e.g. work, school or the office. Each day and at the end of the week Moves send users a handy notification letting them see exactly what activity they have tracked. It’s a good way to motivate users into doing more!

Using the app couldn’t be easier. Simply download the app and start tracking activity. That’s it. There’s no need to open up the app each morning or other times throughout the day. The app doesn’t need users to sign up or input login details either. After all, apps should make your life easier and not become an extra burden you have remember to do something with.

The key features of Moves include:

- Tracks walking, cycling, running and transportation
- Neat, simple-to-use interface for tracking with no effort
- No sign-up needed – download the app and start tracking straight away. App runs in the background so no need to start app each time
- ‘Storyline’ to show locations visited e.g. office, school etc.
- Daily and weekly summaries of activity to let you know exactly what you’ve been doing

“We designed Moves to help people track their activity easier than ever,” said Sampo Karjalainen, the man behind Moves. “Too many apps rely on users having to remember to use apps and enter things manually in their busy day-to-day lives. Download Moves and you can start tracking instantly and automatically.”

Moves is available to download for free for iPhone on the App Store.
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