iOS: GymPact is a great way to put your money where your commitment to fitness is, but it required you to go to a listed gym for the workout to count. Now, the app can track your activity anywhere.
The new feature lets you log your activity by linking with RunKeeper (our favourite smartphone running app) or by letting the app track your activity using your phone's accelerometer, much like previously mentioned Moves.
If you use the app's own activity tracking, the app gives you an hour and a half to get at least 30 minutes of activity. This is the same as when you check into a gym -- you have to be there for a half-hour for your check-in to count. GymPact then gives you audio cues as to whether your activity is enough to get over the activity requirement to be logged, or when you have dropped below the threshold and thinks you are idle.
Combined with the fact that the app pays you money for working out (and charges you money when you don't), the new feature may encourage those who don't like gyms to get on board. GymPact Anywhere is available now from the iTunes App Store. A similar update for the Android version is on the way soon.
GymPact (free) [iTunes App Store]