"early next year" was a previous timeline, the app seems to have arrived a bit ahead of schedule. The good news is that Android users with a Shine activity tracker will be able to start using the app as of today. But as we often seen with these types of apps, the device support is pretty limited.
fitness tracker app arrived for Android users back in September. We spent a bit of time playing with the app shortly after the initial release, and while we were generally pleased, there seemed to be a few things missing. Notably, user accounts. Well, an updated Moves app has arrived in the Play Store and brought with it a few items, including user accounts.
Fitbit has had an Android app available for a while now, but as we often see, the device support is rather limited. Officially speaking, the Fitbit Android app uses Bluetooth 4.0 with the LE (Low Energy) feature. For now that support is limited to a handful of Samsung devices, but it looks like some Nexus devices are getting ready to enter a beta testing period.
fitness band market. The entry is the Ssmart Dynamo (complete with the double ss) activity band and it brings support for select Android handsets. Or more to the point, the Ssmart Dynamo brings support for the Galaxy S4 and other devices running Android 4.3 Jelly Bean or later.
Runtastic has returned with another set of app updates. This latest touches on the free and pro (paid) versions of the regular Runtastic app and is arriving as something called Story Running. We are seeing this touted as being both just for you and as a new way to run. More to the point, Story Running appears to be along the lines of audiobook listening.
Nike has once more received some amount of flak from Android supporters when it earlier announced the next version of its fitness bracelet, the Nike+ FuelBand SE. While it has already come out that it will not be working on an Android app for the wearable device, the company is now making known exactly why.
Nike does have a few Android apps available, however that doesn't seem to be any indication that FuelBand support will ever arrive. In fact, the Nike+ FuelBand SE was announced earlier this morning and while it will have a companion app available, said app will only be found in the iOS App Store. Basically, Nike has once again looked past Android for their fitness bracelet.
Play Store today. This latest is called Runtastic Six Pack Abs Workout and brings the promise of giving you a "six pack trainer in your pocket." Perhaps key here, this may be an app to consider by those who are motivated, but not quite motivated enough to make it to the gym. The Six Pack Abs Workout app includes some pre-set workout plans that make use of some basic exercises.
Fitbit Force activity tracker has been officially unveiled this morning. The Force joins the growing Fitbit lineup alongside the Zip and One, however this is a bracelet style tracker similar to the Flex. The Force tracks your steps, sleep and more. There is also an LED display which shows the time, and promised as a coming soon item; call notifications.