December 11, 2013
Six months after it's announcement at the Games for Health conference in Boston, Massachusetts, Six to Start, makers of gamified fitness app Zombies, Run!, has launched The Walk, a new iOS and Android app sponsored by the UK's Department of Health and NHS.
The app will cost $4.99 with an introductory price of $3.99 and is designed to take three months to play through the story, a length designed...
October 21, 2013
A guided weight loss program, such as Weight Watchers, may be more effective than the self-help approach, according to a study conducted by Baylor College of Medicine and sponsored by Weight Watchers. The self-help group was given a set of resources online to read about and then encouraged to lose weight based solely on that library of information.
The study of 292 overweight and obese adults,...
October 8, 2013
The exergame product from Blue Goji, a health startup from Guitar Hero creators Charles and Kai Huang and financial software OpenLink founder Coleman Fung is now available for purchase for $99 from the company's website.
Blue Goji has three components. The first is an app, Goji Play, that will soon be available on iOS. The second component is a set of wireless controllers that can be attached to...
October 1, 2013
MapMyFitness and dog food company Purina have partnered to offer an exercise program for however many of the 20 million MapMyFitness users who have dogs.
The offering includes a social community, activity challenges, new app features and integration between the MapMyFitness app and Purina Pro Plan P5, a dog training app curated with information from Purina Pro Plan trainers.
Purina Pro Plan...
August 30, 2013
Fitness app maker Endomondo added a training feature to the premium version of its Endomondo Sports Tracker app. The company also raised the subscription price of its premium app.
Endomondo has long been a force in the fitness app world, claiming 18 million users and a platform accessible on a wide range of devices including Apple, Android, Blackberry and Windows Phone. The company has raised $3....
August 22, 2013
Among Android phone makers, Samsung has consistently been ahead of the pack in including health apps and functionality on its phones -- or at least in paying them lip service. The South Korean company announced its S Health app last year and then upped the ante in March, when it launched its Galaxy S4 phone with the promise of an optional suite of connected health devices that would interact with...
June 28, 2013
London, UK-based Six to Start, the creators of runaway hit fitness game Zombies, Run! announced this week they are creating a new game that will use the same gamified, story-centric approach as Zombies, Run! but without the zombies -- or the running.
Tentatively titled "The Walk," the game will be a spy thriller and it will be focused on getting people to move more and generally be more active....
June 11, 2013
New York City-based Noom launched a new Android app, a pedometer that tracks steps throughout the day while running in the background and only occupying about 3 percent of the phone's battery life.
Noom Walk counts steps throughout the day. Because it does not leverage GPS, the app uses less battery life. After tracking steps for 24 hours, Noom Walk uses around the same battery life as a GPS-...