Move It


There are now several armband tracking devices (the Up, Fuelband, and soon the Fitbit Flex), all available to track and visualize your movement and behaviors throughout the day, and all connect to your computer or smartphone. Now, the free app Moves takes away the band, using only your smartphone’s accelerometer and GPS to track and record where you go, and how fast. Upon turning on the Moves app, it automatically begins recording every step and movement made (with your phone, of course). Its interface then maps out where you went, following along whether you walked, ran, or paused. The app is a simple and easy introduction to quantifying movement, providing a gentle impetus to move more.