Fitbit has released version 2.1 of its iOS app with a new physical activity monitoring feature that takes advantage of the iPhone 5s’ motion co-processor, the M7 chip. Thanks to this function, called MobileTrack, or rather, the use it makes of the data recorded at all times by the 5s, Fitbit allows us to see precisely the steps we have taken, how much distance we have covered, how many calories we have burned and for how long.
And all this without even having any bracelet of the brand (which are also very good), simply by downloading their free app and registering with the service, which also helps us to record the food we eat, the amount of water we drink throughout the day, our weight or the hours we sleep. And that’s the boring part, then comes the interesting part.
Interesting because Fitbit (in perfect English, by the way) has several ways to motivate us, from defining goals to face ourselves or challenging our family and friends by sharing our statistics to accessing joint leaderboards, badges and, in short, all forms of gamification that make a game even our own physical form.