Should I try this virtual weight loss trainer with my FitBit?

Written by Angela Atkinson

So I got a FitBit awhile back, and I cannot lie: I freaking love this thing! Not only does it track my every step, calories burned and distance walked, but with a little screen tap here and there, it can track my sleep, calories in and water intake, among other things.

And the battery lasts up to five days and takes just a couple of hours to charge. The only thing I don’t love is if I forget to put it on after charging and accidentally take a bunch of “uncounted” steps. Yeah, it’s like that. 

Meeting my step goal has become a bit of a daily obsession, which, as it turns out, is a healthy way to gamify my health. I’m upping and growing my goals on the regular, people. This is big!

With all of that being said, I’ve been searching for a better (read: more fun) way to play games with my weight and health. I’ve been looking for an Android app that would integrate with the FitBit and allow me to play some sort of game to encourage movement and healthier habits. But you know, in a fun way.

Yeah, I know it’s asking a lot and I haven’t yet found “the one,” but I have faith that my techie friends are on it and I expect it any day now.

A new app from Fitbug released today shows a little promise, I think. Below, a bit from Mashable on the app, along with a link to the full story. I’m not sure if I’ll buy it now, but I might keep an eye on it as it develops.

Thoughts?

That leaves me with two questions for you. 

   1. Have you tried or heard about the KiQ plan mentioned below?

   2. Have you tried or are you aware of any other Android apps that gamify your FitBit? 

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A new software program called KiQPlan works with your wearables and uses the collected data to whip you in shape. It’s part personal trainer, part nutritionist, part motivational coach all in a 12-week weight loss bootcamp.

KiQPlan from low-cost fitness tracker company Fitbug was previously teased at 2014 International CES in January and made its official debut on Tuesday. 

“We feel like there is far too much focus on the device,” Paul Landau, CEO and founder of Fitbug, told Mashable. 

The program provides tailored workouts (with videos and GIFs that show you how to best do them), feedback, meal plans and other targets to help users reach their 12-week goal. Each week, users get new workouts that are only unlocked during the week they should be doing it. It’s also possible to freeze weeks too, if you go on vacation or catch a cold.

See Mashable’s story click here

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