Getting Fit On Your Smartphone

According to Mobihealth News, a report by ABI Research shows there will be over 169 million wireless health and fitness devices available by 2017. This largely widens the scope for companies to enter into the health and fitness industry with a rapidly increasing level of related hardware. A large proportion of utilized devices for fitness will be the smartphone.

Further studies by ABI Research have estimated the sports and fitness app market alone to cross $400 million (£248.6 million) from the accumulative 1 billion health related app downloads by 2016. This suggests a strong growth and the potential increase of public participation in fitness regimes and more active lifestyles.

At the present time, smartphones are one of the most heavily used physical devices to aid fitness, however, the accuracy of the data that smartphones can gather has always been questioned. Nevertheless with the addition of external devices that can link up to your smartphone for fitness information, the quality, consistency and speed of fitness information has been drastically improved. While the improvements continue rapid progression, companies have found ways to encourage more and more people into exercising.

No longer do fitness apps hold the image of being a chore and a waste of important leisure time. A number of recent mobile apps have utilized public attraction to gaming and fused the two together. Games like ‘Zombies, Run’ and ‘Missile Wars’ have used gaming to encourage participants to keep active. Zombies, Run created by developers Six to Start, makes running addictive through allowing your character to collect ammo, supplies, medicine and more, while you run. The idea is that the more you run, the more you collect and secure distance from the Zombies.

Five Great Kid Friendly Smartphone Games

If you are a parent with a smartphone, then I am sure you already know this well. Kids love to play games on smartphones. There little fingers are the perfect size stylus for almost any game. These are truly the new digital pacifier of our generation. The attraction between kids and technology are sometimes a mixed blessing in our world. As a parent you want them to learn how to use it and feel comfortable with it, but at the same time do not want it to take all their attention. As is true of most things as a parent, it is a balancing act. Though if you need a little quiet time in the car or at an appointment, these can be a great temporary diversion. Based on some real world experience, here are five great apps for kids. Your kids should love them and they just might give you a couple minutes of well-deserved quiet time.

Angry Birds Seasons This is the grandfather of apps and still a hit with kids. The game has a great back story and the simple game play is easy for young kids to master. The game get progressively harder and the birds get more creative ways to get the pigs. This app fits with kids from age 5 to 18.

Fruit Ninja Free Fruit Ninja is a perfect game for kids that like to make a mess. The premise of the game includes fruit flying through the air and the player using their sword (finger) to slice the fruit. As the game progresses, the fruit goes faster and bombs are added to the fun.

Drag Racing Older kids will enjoy drag racing over 50 cars in the game. Drag Racing offer short course racing with attitude.