We’ve written a lot about wearable technology recently, with smartwatches and activity trackers seeming to swamp the market at the moment. But what if you don’t want to shell out for a new device? Well, there are a wide range of smartphone apps that will do a similar job, and one of the most successful is Moves.
The app has just announced an update to Moves 2.0, bringing a selection of useful new additions, including the introduction of user accounts. This is a useful addition, as it means that your app data isn’t in danger of being lost when switching between devices.
Moves’ developers have also added API support and a catalogue of connected apps. Similar to keeping your history between device moves with the account option, the connected apps catalogue means your Moves data can be imported and used with other apps.
Asides from these new additions, Moves remains available as an activity tracker. While we have seen similar hardware such as the Fitbit recently, the Moves app is able to do this with the hardware already on your phone. Moves dials into the GPS and other features on your smartphone, making it able to automatically detect whether you are walking, biking or running. It also keeps track of the places you visit and can recognize locations such as your home and work.
Moves has a very visual appearance and shows everything on an easily readable timeline, which also includes details on how long each item lasted for and counts your daily steps as well as the number of miles that you biked or ran during the day. While any always on tracker app will take a toll on battery life, the Moves team does work hard to make sure that is minimised as much as possible.
Moves is available to download for free from Google Play (Android 4.0 or above) or on iOS for an introductory price of $1.99 until the end of November, and $2.99 afterwards.
[Via Android Community]