fitness app

By Dave Muoio 10:53 am September 11, 2019
Personal training app Fitplan has announced a new $4.5 million funding round headlined by Corazon Capital, Major League Baseball veteran Alex Rodriguez’s A-Rod Corp and 24 Hour Fitness founder Mark Mastrov. Prior investors Lerer Hippeau, Bullpen Capital, Imaginary and Advancit Capital also participated. WHAT THEY DO The Fitplan app delivers on-demand video workout sessions and exercise tracking...
By Dave Muoio 01:08 pm September 5, 2019
RocketBody, an app for the Apple Watch that uses ECG data and machine learning to guide workouts, has raised $1 million in new funding from Gagarin Capital and AltaIR Capital. WHAT THEY DO RocketBody is the product of Kickstarter and IndieGoGo campaigns that raised roughly $70,000 for its pitch of a $109 ECG wearable back in 2018. The readings from this device would inform an artificial...
By Dave Muoio and Laura Lovett 11:58 am June 24, 2019
Four years after launching, the Canadian wellness platform Carrot Rewards announced that it will shut down its app-based service due to lack of investment. “It breaks our hearts to be saying farewell to you as we have closed down the Carrot Rewards app,” Andrea Soulvaliotis, founder and CEO of Toronto-based Carrot Insights, wrote in a statement posted on Carrot Rewards’ website last Wednesday. “...
By Dave Muoio 01:48 pm June 12, 2019
Gympass, a platform that offers fitness classes through an employer’s benefits program, announced today new strategic funding led by SoftBank’s Vision Fund Lain America Fund, and support by previous backers such as General Atlantic, Atomico and Valor Capital Group. Bloomberg and others are pegging the investment at $300 million, lending the startup a $1 billion-plus valuation when taking its...
By Dave Muoio 03:43 pm May 23, 2019
Future, maker of an app-based personal trainer and nutrition service, has raised $8.5 million in Series A funding round led by Kleiner Perkins. Mamoon Hamind, a partner at the venture capital firm, will be joining Future’s board. WHAT THEY DO Through its $150 per month subscription app, Future pairs consumers with a remote personal fitness coach that will provide weekly training plans that can be...
By Dave Muoio 03:01 pm April 24, 2019
No longer bound to Android phones or Wear OS, the Google Fit app is coming as a standalone iOS download for iPhone users, according to a Google blog post published earlier today. Since its big redesign last August, Google’s free exercise and heart health tracking platform already seemed to take a page from Apple’s own fitness offering with its fitness ring-like progress bars. Now the app, which...
By Laura Lovett 02:23 pm April 1, 2019
In order to make impactful strides in your fitness regiment, you may need more than a consumer fitness app, according to a recent study.  In March, JMIR published a meta-analysis revealing that while fitness apps modestly increased physical activity, the average step count between app users and nonusers was nonsignificant. The researchers, who represented the University of South Australia and...
By Dave Muoio 04:32 pm March 5, 2019
Digital health engagement platform dacadoo and the United Arab Emirates’ Daman Health Insurance announced a new mobile game that encourages players to log steps and stay active. The new Daman Tamshi game is built on dacadoo Go, the company’s customizable, white-label geolocation app that uses rewards and friendly competition to engage its users. The platform calculates a user’s “Step Score” to...
By Dave Muoio 02:02 pm December 5, 2018
Online fitness startup Freeletics has raised $45 million in Series A funding, according to an announcement released yesterday. The funding round was led by FitLab, Causeway Media Partners and JAZZ Venture Partners, with additional support from Courtside Ventures, Elysian Park Ventures, ward.ventures and individual backer Tony Robbins. Founded in 2013, Freeletics has built a number of fitness and...
By Dave Muoio 10:18 am August 21, 2018
The Google Fit exercise app is getting a facelift this week with new activity and heart health tracking goals based on recommendations from leading health organizations, the tech giant announced today. “There’s a lot of talk out there about how to stay active and healthy: ‘get your steps in,’ ‘sitting is the new smoking,’ ‘no pain, no gain.’ It can feel overwhelming,” Margaret Hollendoner, head...