Five lifestyle apps that'll keep you moving with the M7 motion coprocessor
The iPhone 5s has been out for a few months, which has given developers some time to work with the new M7 motion coprocessor in the device. We've covered some of the early adopter apps that took advantage of the technology when the 5s first debuted. Now, we are back with a follow-up post that looks at the latest crop of apps that use the M7 to measure your fitness level.
Runtastic Pedometer Pro [iPhone; US$1.99]
Unlike Runtastic Pro, which is all about running, Runtastic Pedometer is dedicated to walking. The app uses the M7 to track your walks and measure your steps as well as walking rate, calories burned and more. All the data it collects is shared with your Runtastic account, giving you access to this information across devices.
Nike+ Move [iPhone; Free]
Nike+ Move is the M7-enabled version of the popular Nike+ series of apps. It tracks your steps and includes a motivational feature to get you up and about every hour of the day.
Runkeeper [iPhone; Free]
The popular running app has added support for the M7 and now allows you to track your walking. It automatically detects when you are walking, so you don't have to stop or start and activity. The app also analyzes your stride rate and highlights the difference between running and walking.
Moves [iPhone; Free]
Moves is more than just a step tracker. It tells a timeline-based story of where you've gone and how far it took you to get there. The app now supports the M7 coprocessor, allowing it to automatically track your walking and running. The app allows you to plot your routes and measure your calories.
Chronos Find Your Time [iPhone; $1.99]
Chronos - Find Your Time is more a lifestyle app than a pure fitness tracker. It tracks all your daily activities so you know where you've been and with whom you've been spending your time. It uses the M7 for step counting.
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