Tagged: fitness

Gyroscope

Gyroscope — Your Life, Beautifully Digitized

With my recent move across continents, my life has become a bit, shall we say, ‘sedentary’. Okay, very sedentary. In Delhi, I used to get at least 15,000 steps in on a daily basis, I was at work for at least 8.5 hours a day, and ate properly. It wasn’t a glamorous lifestyle, but it was certainly a healthy one. These days, one day feels like any other, and if I were to be brutally honest with myself, my productivity...

Google Calendar Adds Apple Health Integration for your Goals

Ever since Google launched the Google Calendar app for iOS back in 2015, the company has continued to steadily add some great new features and improvements to the app. The illustrations in the app for various types of events look splendid and my favorite feature of the app has been its ability to intelligently reschedule your goals, wherein the app automatically finds the best time for your goals based on your schedule for the day. Today, Google has released v1.6.7...

Pushh — Putting Selfies to Good Use

Selfies. I learned today that the Oxford Dictionary added the word to the global lexicon, awarding it the Word of the Year in 2013. Decades from now, our descendants are probably going to look back on us, guffaw, travel back in time and deservedly slap us for our follies. In the meantime, however, we have developers and visionaries who are coming up with ways by which we can use our unhealthy obsessions to better ourselves. One of the most interesting...

Get Moving for iPhone

Since the introduction of the iPhone 5s, we’ve seen several fitness related apps appear on the App Store. Most of these apps use the iPhone 5s’ M7 motion coprocessor to track your steps. Get Moving is an app that not only tracks your steps (using the M7 motion coprocessor) but also your inactivity. The app uses some beautiful colours and glyphs to display useful activity tracking information. The main screen of the app has an attractive circular figure situated right...

Fjuul Masthead

Fjuul — Fitness Tracker

Fjuul (pronounced ‘Fuel’) is a fitness tracker for iPhone. Unlike other fitness trackers that track just your movement, Fjuul also tracks the intensity of your movement (the metric Fjuul Points). This activity can be anything including walking, running, dancing, going to the supermarket, etc. The app has quite a refreshing look and uses some gorgeous colours and colour-gradients to present your fitness data. This helps the user make sense of the data just by looking at the current colour of...

Runtastic 5

Sports tracking apps are nothing new and they have existed since we’ve had GPS built into phones. With iOS and Android, we finally could have great apps. As a fan of the great outdoors, I’ve tried a handful of these apps to track my bike rides. Endomondo is great for tracking runs but buggy when it comes to bikes. MapMyRide is great at mapping my rides but nothing else. Runtastic promises to do it all. Runtastic have added a bunch...