Android/iOS: Your fitness tracker can be a great source of motivation to get active, but if you need a little extra push, FitRPG takes data from your Fitbit and turns it into a game — complete with loot, levels, quests and some friendly competition.
FitRPG is new, so expect it to continue growing. Out of the gate, the app syncs with a Fitbit exercise tracker to pull data like your steps, your sleep and overall activity into stats for your RPG "character". As you exercise, you'll earn points and gold you can spend on items to improve your character's stats, go on quests to earn experience and levels, battle "bosses" for even more rewards, and compete with friends. All in all, it's a fun take on gamifying your regular workout, and it tries to offer a little added incentive to get to the gym or push a little harder while you're there. Here's how the developer describes it:
Sleep to revitalize your HP. Log workouts to increase your strength and dexterity. Increase your steps to improve your experience and endurance. Battle your Fitbit friends to steal their gold. See how you rank against other players in the leaderboard and increase your ranking by battling bosses and levelling up. Go on timed solo quests, which range from walking 5,000 steps to running a marathon. Win gold and experience if you succeed.
We've discussed how gamification works, when it falls down, and even the best tools for the job. If you love the idea of turning fitness into a game, FitRPG can help. It's free and available in your respective app store below.