A few years back, for the people across the globe, fitness became a new religion. Looking at the mass interest, the creators in app world began to come with fitness tracking apps.
In no time people got numerous tech innovations, including fitness tracking band and other fitness mobility solutions. But…
How many made their way in the hearts of the people?
We all are well aware of the status of the flooded app world. The arena has the same number of contributions from fitness app developers, but not all find their way to the shore.
The major reason behind this is the understanding the need of target audience (fitness enthusiasts) and accordingly serving them the features and benefits.
According to a survey organized in 2014, around 30% of people using fitness app, use it to track their goals. This is followed by 28% and 27%, who use it to stay aware of the health issues and motivation respectively.
An outer look at the report will reveal that the primary reason behind the trend of fitness tracking apps is the awareness and motivation. However, it’s better that we won’t jump to a conclusion directly and go through all the linked aspects of fitness app development.
How to create an Activity tracking app to make it successful?
When we talk about activity tracking apps, wearable market steps in. While building fitness apps, one needs to ensure that they are well compatible with the wearable devices.
A recent report reveals that the wearable market has increased drastically in the last couple of years.
However, the question arises, how many made it to the end? Or rather, how many made it as they dreamt/planned?
I guess not many.
Here are some tips that as a fitness app developer you need to keep in mind, during the process of fitness app development:
1. A personalized experience
When it’s about tracking the user activity and further evaluating the user’s fitness, the application needs to have user’s personal information like, age, height, gender, and weight. These will help the application in ascertaining the accurate details.
With these, allow users to customize the application as per their need. You may include features like:
- Planning personalized exercise routines
- Saving the statistics he/she gets
- Setting goals
- Comparing the performance/progress
2. Integrate Geolocation
This feature allows the user to track his walking routes, and to build them and record workouts. By availing this platform your fitness tracking app can make an invincible space in the hearts of its users, as this will allow them to track their fitness progression over larger periods of time.
3. Sleep Tracker
This is must add feature looking at the busy lifestyle today. The feature tracks the time user didn’t get the sound sleep. This implies the moments he is active during sleep.
To use this feature in the fitness tracking wearable, the individual will have to wear the band and activate it before going to sleep. Hence, to get this thing work well, you might need a little extra discipline to have vital data as output.
This feature is useful for the users who climb stairs instead of going with escalators. The feature measures the stairs climbed and the change in height (altitude). This feature is also helpful during jogging or running, in order to measure the efforts made and the final result ascertained.
5. Food Tracker
By adding this feature you’ll allow app users to log their food intake. This will help them in the realtime tracking of their calorie intake and the exact requirement as per their body. The integration motivates and guides the user, and thus has an impeccable space in the market.
These were some of the vital features that as a fitness app developer you need to have in your fitness tracking band or any other fitness wearable device.