If you are a fitness freak, you’ve probably got a cool wearable such as Fitbit that tracks your everyday activity such as distance walked, steps climbed and time spent on sleep, all of which gives you an idea of how you are meeting your fitness goals. While that’s a good thing, these fitness tools don’t give you a complete snapshot of your health. That’s where the nifty little fitness app Nudge Health Tracking Curated comes in. The app pulls all your fitness related data from Fitbit, Moves, RunKeeper and other health tracking apps and turns them into a health score.
Fitness App Nudge Health Tracking Curated Review
If there was a single score that could measure how healthy you are living, then, that score will be presented to you by fitness app Nudge.
Once you download the app, just create an account with a unique email address or by signing in to Facebook. Then complete your profile information such as the date of birth, height and weight details, and then tell the app about your daily habits to determine your score or Nudge Factor.
You’ll have to answer simple questions such as how many servings of water you consume daily, how many combined servings of fruit and vegetables you consume on an average day, how many days per week you wake up feeling well rested, and how many minutes of exercise you get per day.
You are then presented with your Nudge score. Nudge also collects data from other trackers and puts them in one convenient easy to use dashboard. You can sync your sleep with Sleep as Android (you must purchase and enable the SleepCloud Addon for this to work), with wearables such as Fitbit and UP by Jawbone, as well as apps such as Moves, Runkeeper, Strava, and MapMyFitness.
The Nudge Factor then rates your score on a scale of 1 to 110 giving you an overall snapshot of a 30 day period. The closer you are to the top figure of 110, the better is your overall health and fitness. A neat menu at the bottom of the screen lets you check out your dashboard, your activity and food log, the apps syncing to your device, the Nudge Club community as well as your Facebook friends.
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The Dashboard, which displays your health score also presents a neat pie chart which gives you a visual overview of how each category is contributing to your overall health.
Apart from app syncing, if you prefer to enter your fitness and health data manually, the app lets you do that too! For instance, in the Activity Log, you can enter the servings of coffee and juice you take along with options to log in how many cigarettes you smoke or alcohol you consume.
The Club page is another nice area that lets you post encouraging messages to a particular community (such as Runners Club, or We Cycle Club) or draw inspiration from others who are topping the leaderboards.
Calorie counters may be disappointed with the app’s inability to micro manage food intake in detailed terms such as how much calories your serving of fruits and veggies packs. Maybe that’s something that can hopefully be remedied in future versions. In fact, it would be pretty cool if Nudge could also include a diet or food tracking app to its long list of tools.
I love Nudge for the fact that it gives an overall picture of my activity, telling me that I’m overdoing it with my smoothies, or smoking more than I should be, or the fact that I’m running too much but not drinking enough of water. And it does all this without requiring me to do much work on the app.
Nudge Health Tracking Curated is available on the Play Store for the Price of free. Do check it out if you’re looking for a fitness app that gives you a complete snapshot of your health at a glance.