November 26, 2014

Moves for Android to be released this summer

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There’s a multitude (a plethora, even!) of fitness apps available on the Android platform. These can range anywhere from full workout instructors to calorie counters to everything in between. For those looking for something a bit more simple, it can be rough wading through all of the options to find what you’re looking for.

Moves is an app that quietly runs in the background, tracking distance and where you’ve been and displaying it to you in a simple format that’s gives you all of its information at a quick glance. One cool feature is it automatically figures out whether you’re walking, running, biking, or driving on the fly and keeps a running tally for you to keep track of throughout the day, including a map of where you’ve been.

Moves has been on the iOS platform for a while, but due to the battery inefficiency in Android’s GPS handling, making the move over hasn’t been possible. With the new location API announced at Google I/O, the Moves team has announced that an Android version of their app will be forthcoming later this summer, giving us Android users a good option for simple distance, location, and steps taken tracking.

Which fitness app do you use? What do you like and not like about it? Let us know in the comments!

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  • Maff Mace

    I use runkeeper, I want to move to Nike+ due to it looking loads better and the coloured map is very good, however, I use a Pebble watch (only RunKeeper supports it at the moment) and I also cycle as well as run which Nike+ doesn’t support.
    I used to use CardioTrainer and I really wanted to keep using it, it was the 1st of its kind on Android, but the original developer became a team of developers and then they dropped it to support Noom which is overkill for just tracking runs/cycles and the support received from them was quite rude at times.

  • Joshua Ommen

    Moves is the BEST, I’ve been using it since Feb on my Iphone and cant wait to share it with my wife only she has an Android. Good work Moves you made an amazing life changing app that dosent waste battery power. Thanks Mitch for this Article.