Bits&Coffee has released ActivityTracker, an Apple Watch and iPhone app that empowers users to quantify their daily activity without draining their smartphone’s battery and without wearing yet another fitness gadget.
Many gadgets that track the daily activity as steps taken, distance walked and so on, have appeared in the last few years. The only problem is that users need to wear those gadgets everywhere and not forget to charge them, sometimes even daily. Yet, many people already carry a multifunctional gadget, perfectly capable of quantifying their daily activity: their smartphone!
Most activity tracker apps (like Facebook’s owned Move app) use the GPS for tracking, which gives accurate results but quickly drains the already short-lived iPhone’s battery. Thanks to the new M7 and M8 motion processors available in iPhone 5s, 6, and 6+, ActivityTracker tracks all-day activity without using the GPS, and as a result without draining the battery.
ActivityTracker will keep track of steps taken, distance walked, daily active calorie burn, active time, and flights of stairs climber effortlessly, when the users have their smartphone with them. The app offers accurate measurements by taking into account the users’ gender, weight, and height.
Since no day is like the other, ActivityTracker helps the users be more active by setting a weekly target for steps taken, that will be broken into daily goals for a day-by-day overview.
The app is designed with great attention to details. In the main view, an overview of today and the current week can be seen, with a big animated wheel indicating the day’s progress. The app offers accurate statistics, from a fine grained hour-by-hour breakdown to an overview of the weekly activity.
Additionally, ActivityTracker offers an Apple Watch app for a quick glance at today’s progress, a Today extension and a badge on top of the app icon with the steps taken.
ActivityTracker is a functional free app without advertising. It also has advanced features locked under a single in-app purchase (US$2.99). This is an Apple Watch and iPhone app that runs on the latest iPhones with support for the new motion processors from Apple: iPhone 5s, 6, and 6+.