Movator App Counts Burned Calories by Sensing Motion



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.