Moves App Visualizes Why You’re So Out Of Shape [Review]


Summary Bubbles and Storyline


After using Moves app for a few days, I’ve realized that I don’t walk around enough. Also, I’ve learned how useful this simple app can be.

Once you turn Moves on, it will automatically track how much you move, if you’re walking, running, or cycling, and the path you took from place to place. This is all recorded daily, and displayed as a storyline, so you can look back and see exactly when, where, and for how long you were walking, traveling (on a bus, car, etc), or stationary. You can also share your “Summary Bubbles” via Facebook, Twitter, and email, or save them to your camera roll. They show how much you’ve walked, ran, and cycled over a day or week.

Moves shows your route

Moves shows your route and average speed


GPS tracks your movement, and this allows Moves to remember places you stop at. Also, you can name these places. For example, if you name a place Home, the next time you stop there it should appear as Home on your storyline. Also, Moves is integrated with Foursquare, so it recognizes nearby stores, restaurants, etc. that you can set as a place.

Moves was able to track how many steps I took fairly accurately, and was able to tell when I was running, and when I was walking. Unfortunately, I wasn’t able to see how well Moves tracks me while cycling, because it’s really cold, wet, and slippery outside (and peddling a stationary bike counts as walking, apparently). Also, while Moves was running, my battery was draining about twice as fast as I’m used to. So I had to charge my iPhone 4S each night.

Name places using Foursquare

Name places using Foursquare

Moves is a handy app that will help you recognize how much or how little you are active at any point in the day – and it’s free. So if you are interested in keeping track of your daily activity, you can download Moves from the App Store here. Then, let us know if it can recognize that you are cycling, and track you accurately.

Note: the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario recommends you walk 10,000 steps per day. I have a lot of catching up to do…

Thanks Des!

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  • Boutros

    2nd paragraph, 2nd line….your should be you’re.

    It ought to be pretty simple for you to know the difference between these two. If you can replace it with “you are”, then you’re looking for “you’re”.

    We’ll (which is “we will”) all be happy once you figure that out.

  • Guest


  • This is all you needed to say

  • Boutros

    Nah….just disgusted with people who can’t tell the difference between its and it’s, your and you’re, and there, their and they’re. I went to grade school too. Not to, or two. It’s all veeeeery basic. We should aspire to not all be ignorant fools.

  • Boutros

    Thank you! I’ll save that for next time!

  • Nick

    I’m sometimes surprised by reviews that tend to be completely contradictory. I read a review that confirmed how inaccurate the device is compared to other dedicated devices (like the fitbit). The reviewer on 148apps used both at the same time and this recorded 986 steps, while the fitbit was over 2000. Seeing as fitbit has been confirmed in many reviews of being highly accurate, all signs point to this being worthless, even for free. And with how terrible it is on battery life, well it’s another nail in the coffin.

  • Starklet

    You’re disgusted by someone spelling a word wrong? It’s a really common mistake buddy, not that big a deal. Looks like you need to get your priorities straight.

  • Boutros

    I fail to follow your logic, Starklet. Are you saying that because it’s a common mistake, it’s not a big deal? I commonly speed on the highway too – not a big deal. I litter all the time – not a big deal. Killed a couple of hobos the other day – not a big deal.

    It IS a big deal when you’re an author, writer, editor, composer, publisher, or otherwise involved in print media. If you can’t be bothered to learn basic English grammar rules, find another profession. And if YOU don’t think it’s a big deal, good luck finding a decent job in life where people don’t think you’re a complete f’tard.

  • Nick

    While you think you were helping, and you would have had you simply corrected him without all the dripping arrogance.

    Now, especially with all of your continued comments, you are doing yourself no favors, coming across like a… Well, insert a negative adjective of your choice.

    Now, I do find the misuse of these sorts of things a little irritating, the d-bag correcting of them is far worse. People make mistakes. People misspell things. Should it have been checked? Sure. Could a simple “FYI, it’s you’re, not your.” achieve the same goal that you were aiming for without making you look like a know-it-all? Without a doubt.

    You must just be a joy to have as a friend, lord I can imagine how you treat those around you. Just get over yourself and try and act like a caring human, unless you like being a giant bag of [insert whichever descriptive noun or adjective you think best] like you are here.

  • Boutros

    Your first sentence isn’t a complete sentence. Period. Full stop. The end.

  • Shorty_dammit

    Surely it uses the accelerometer to determine your movements. Since you’re not accelerating on a stationary bike it is no surprise it didn’t think you were biking.

  • Starklet

    Yes I’m sure he’s devastated.

  • Nick

    Good lord, you are a douche. A gigantic, festering, rotted douche.

  • Boutros

    Thanks Nick! I’m here all week.

  • Nick

    There. I went and edited to clarify what I was trying to say, I think having the time to do it at home made all the difference.