Category Archives: Pedometer App

App Catagories

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first time signing in flowBreaking down the information needed in the app in to categories, so it can more easily be organised into flow charts. This is done before any design work can begin.

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MY PROFILE

  • A personal character eg. Mii – changes shape
  • Personal stats
  • Send messages to friends
  • Rewards for achievements
  • Enter email adress for facebook links
  • Show what friends are doing
  • Add personal goals

HEALTH INFORMATION

  • Shared recipes
  • Healthy eating tips
  • Calorie counting
  • Exercises
  • Sharing recipes via Facebook

CREATE A TEAM

  • Show friends using this app
  • invite friends via email/facebook
  • create a team with friends
  • show progress on leaderboard
  • Challenge each other

MOTIVATIONAL MESSAGES

  • reminders to drink water
  • link to social  prescription
  • Reward for achievements e.g 100,000 steps (like xbox?)
  • Bar to mark milestones- show progress

PEDOMETER

  • Timer – possibly start on opening
  • A way to record routes
  • Measuring calories burned using height and stride length
  • Measuring speed of walking
  • Reminders to exercise
  • Record number of steps taken and submit at the end of a week or month
  • Save personal records
  • Flick through modes such as running or cycling

ROUTE PLANNER

  • Use GPS to find a map of the local area
  • Mark and save routes
  • Send routes to friends – plan meeting places
  • Show healthy shop/gyms on the map

MUSIC

  • Create and share playlists
  • Show recommended exercising music
  • Organise music into categories

Fitness App Examples

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sensemePedometer

Sense Me

Pedometer counts your walk steps 24/7
Sleep Tracker detects how long you sleep last night with “Good Morning” greeting
Calorie Counter recognizes your daily activity and counts calories burned automatically
Weight Tracker tracks your weight loss and manages it easily with BMI calculator
Place Tracker lifelog the places you visited with low battery impact (less than 5%)
Route Tracker records how much you transport (car, flight, bicycle) and shows routes on the map
Fitness Tracker recognizes your motion of diverse exercises and sports (SQUAT, PUSH UP, SIT UP, HULA HOOP, JUMP ROPE, ELLIPTICAL, TREADMILL)


runtasticRuntastic Pedometer

Runtastic

– Automatically records all your steps
– Works anywhere: pants or jacket pocket, hand or arm, in a sports bag or purse
– Speed calculation
– Distance (miles or km) covered
– Step frequency counter and calculation
– See the last 5 walking activities on your phone
– Share your fitness activities on social networks like Google+, Facebook and Twitter
– Integrate Runtastic Pedometer activities to your MyFitnessPal account
– Compatible with the Runtastic.com where all your data will be managed
– Users can also save body data: weight and height for an accurate calorie count


runtastic heartRuntastic Heart Rate

Runtastic

* Measure your pulse with the camera on your smartphone
* See your HRM results in a graph
* Variety of different, instant measurement types: resting HR, maximum HR, and HR before/after cardio
* Upload, store, and analyze your exercise results on the runtastic fitness site, http://www.runtastic.com
* Share your HRM results via your social networks: Facebook, Twitter, Google+ and E-mail


pedometer2.0Pedometer 2.0

DSD

– Graphic display of pace and speed
– Keep a diary of your movements
– Makes graphic analysis and keep statistics of your workouts
– To keep the data in your body: height and weight to accurately count calories
– Record your steps
– Consider the number of calories
– Measure your speed
– Display distance
and much more

The program can operate in three modes:
– Using the accelerometer program counts steps and, depending on the distance and weight count calories.
– Using the GPS program considers the distance and, depending on the distance and weight count calories.
– In the “Time” calories are considered over time, depending on the type of exercise.

Before use, you must calibrate the instrument and enter your weight, height and stride length for proper counting calories.
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Jawbone

First, the UP® system gets to know you—tracking your activity, diet and sleep. Next, it shows you how to make simple adjustments that, over time, add up to an all-new you.

Now with powerful features that help you manage your weight:

  • Healthy Food Score
  • Simple Water Logging
  • Popular Restaurant Menus
  • Enhanced Calorie Tracking

https://jawbone.com/up

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https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=step.counter.pedometer&hl=en

Health Improvement – Live Brief

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The class was given a briefing by representatives of the Health Department, who were looking for an app to replace their current inefficient Step4Health challenge.

The Current System

Currently Health Department employees sign up for a 4 week challenge to walk 10,000 steps per day. Sign up sheets are required to set up teams, and employees receive pedometers for the duration of the challenge. Teams or individuals who compete the 10,000 steps a day for 4 weeks challenge win a prize. The program also hoped to encourage healthy eating, such as 5 fruit and veg a day.

The Problems

  • Cutbacks within the Health Department threaten the feasibility of the program. Currently employees are required to run the sign ups, organise the teams and tally the results. This won’t be necessary with an app.
  • Currently 100 staff take part, each one requiring a pedometer. The average person loses or breaks their first pedometer, which is expensive and labour intensive in the long run.
  • Printing the promotional booklets and leaflets is expensive and wasteful in the long term. Many are thrown away, causing street litter

Key Features

Several possible features that could be included were discussed in the meeting;

  • built in Pedometer/ Accelerometer
  • capacity to measure steps and calories burned
  • measuring pace and speed
  • including motivational messages or reminders to drink water
  • marking milestones
  • a leaderboard – to track the progress to others
  • information about exercise and healthy recipes
  • links to social media – message boards
  • a way to include all users, not just Health Trust staff
  • links to music on the phone/ spotify etc
  • inclusion of maps and route planners
  • entering postcodes to show health centres in the area
  • a motivational and vibrant feel
  • reminder function to encourage regular activity
  • a simple way of collecting and submitting the number of steps taken
  • an easy way to create teams
  • a personal profile for each person – tracking their progress
  • a way to switch between cycling, walking and running

Brainstorming

As a class we split into groups and tried to lay out a hierarchy for the information required in the app.