Movator App Counts Burned Calories by Sensing Motion

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Sounds like Sci-Fi malarkey: an app that measures the amount of calories burned throughout the day just by sitting in your pocket and using the iPhone’s accelerometers to measure motion. But nope, it’s real, and it’s at the App Store for $3.

Movator keeps a realtime, running tally of calories burned throughout the day, then it’ll display the data using all kinds of pie charts and line graphs. The app is apparently sensitive enough to record calories burned during all kinds of activities — cycling, running, walking, swimming and even driving a car. Seems pretty far-fetched, right? But Movator was developed by brainiacs from the same German organization that helped develop the mp3 and h.264 video — so that’s gotta mean something.

 

  • mark reinhoudt

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    …The app is apparently sensitive enough to record calories burned during all kinds of activities — cycling, running, walking, swimming…
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    Never knew that the iPhone was waterproof. I have seen people in many situations and activities with their iPhone; however the first with it on its togs whilst swimming I have to come across.

  • cheesy11

    what if i were to just shake my iphone violently?would it record that i have lost more calories than what i really have lost?

  • Guest

    I noticed “sex – active” in the screen shots.  Do they expect you to strap an iPhone to your body while doing the horizontal tango?

  • Borgno

    Yet another beautiful iPhone app that doesn’t measure anything but gives the appearance of doing so.  Reminds me of the heart rate monitor (that uses the camera/flash) and sleep monitor (that measures your sleep movement via the accelerometer) apps I purchased.  

    It is unfortunate that the Apple app review process is focused on form rather than function.