Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Fitaide App for iPod Touch and iPhone

Ceo of Fitaide left a response on the blog regarding Fitaide. So far I have found this App to be extremely useful in monitoring calorie expenditure during mundane daily activities and exercises. I believe there are a couple of dedicated devices out there made by companies such as Phillips which do the same. But why spend a hundred dollars or more when you can get a $5 App for the iPhone or iPod touch which does the same - providing you own an iPhone or Ipod touch, this works out more cost effective and efficient.


I lead the company that developed Fitaide. It's really rewarding to see the app being used precisely for the intended purpose. Might interest you to know that Fitaide only displays net calories i.e. calories lost purely from activity. Many apps & programs tend to present 'gross calories' which includes your resting calorie burn during that period. We believe that showing net calories is more truthful and will push people into lifting their intensity, which would help them make the most of the time they spend being active.

Love to hear more of your experience using Fitaide and ways in which we could improve it!

CEO, Poscitech
Creators of Fitaide & Fitaide Lite

More info - Poscitech is a Bangalore based start-up engaged in creating mobile sensor-based applications to help users self-manage their health and improve their wellbeing. Focus areas include health and fitness, disease prevention and management of chronic conditions such as diabetes. Copyright (C) 2010 Poscitech. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, iPhone and iPod are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries.

Siva Raj

Hi Siva

How about developing an App which can measure force, acceleration, height and power such as in lifting weights or jumping similar to the Myotest Device here. Or incorporating such a feature in Fitaide?

1 comment:

jaravis said...

As you've rightly pointed out there are standalone devices such as the Fitbit or Philips Directlife with similar underlying technology. We chose the path of developing a 'virtual sensor' since the hardware (accelerometer) is widely available across smartphones - why ask people to pay for something they already own and carry around?

Myotest is very interesting, thanks for pointing that out - I'll look to see if this is achieved purely through the accelerometer. Great input for a Fitaide Pro!

Thanks again,