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| September 3, 2013
Human Brings Activity Tracking To An iPhone App
If you’re not interested in buying an actual activity tracker, a new app will accomplish many of the same goals - all for free. Human is designed to track a user’s activity with their iPhone and encourages people to exercise 30 minutes or more each day. The app automatically records outdoor activities like walking, running, and biking. A blog post from the company explains why indoor movement isn’t tracked:
Human tracks all your outdoor activities throughout the day. We focus on outdoor activities, because we don’t count walking to the water cooler as exercise. We want you to get out there and move. Preferably for 10 minutes straight. Three walks of ten minutes already get you to the Daily 30. And Human lets you know when you’ve reached it through a simple push notification.Users can also share activities to their favorite social networks along with viewing weekly active minutes and a weekly average. Human is designed for the iPhone/iPod touch and can be downloaded now in the App Store for free. While the app looks interesting, I’d be curious to see how iPhone battery life is affected. The release notes state that in tests, the app can be used for a whole day with typical phone use. For other app news today, see: Event Book 2.0 Features New Themed Edge-To-Edge Design, New Location View And More, Mac Users Can Now Mirror Their Sketch Projects With This Companion App, ArtRage Updated With Enhanced Stylus Support And Tap-And-Hold Color Sampling, and Spotify Announces New AirPlay-Like 'Spotify Connect' Streaming Service. [gallery link="file"]