Breeze - Pedometer, walk tracker, activity log and movement coach made simple
By FitnessKeeper, Inc.
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Breeze helps you effortlessly improve your fitness by giving you guidance and motivation to be more active every day, using your iPhone 5S.
Breeze unlocks your iPhone 5S's hidden activity tracker to automatically monitor your steps and movement, reach out with real-time coaching around the progress you’re making, and celebrate the smart choices you make throughout your day.
AUTOMATICALLY TRACK YOUR DAILY ACTIVITY AND STEPS
Breeze uses your phone’s motion and location to keep track of the all of your walks, runs and other movement throughout the day...even when your phone is in your pocket! Get a bigger picture view around how active you actually are, when you move the most, and where you go when you’re out and about.
EFFORTLESSLY IMPROVE YOUR FITNESS
Being healthier doesn’t have to be hard. Breeze eases you into fitness by setting up intelligent, personalized daily activity targets that are based on your past and grow as you improve. During the day, Breeze helps you stay accountable with smart, real-time status updates on your progress, and clear visibility into how ‘on track’ you are towards your goal.
MAKE FITNESS FUN
Breeze makes getting fit fun by highlighting your notable activities as they happen, providing interesting context about your daily and historical activity, and celebrating your progress along the way.
CELEBRATE YOUR PROGRESS
Explore your daily and cumulative history from the beginning of your time with Breeze. Keep track of your best days, and develop a deeper understanding of your routines.
SHARE YOUR SUCCESS WITH FRIENDS
Don’t go at it alone. Breeze makes it easy to share and compare your epic days, completed goals, and activity profile with friends on Facebook, Twitter, RunKeeper and beyond!
SAVE YOUR BATTERY
Despite keeping you on track and monitoring your activity levels all day--even with your phone in your pocket--Breeze is smart about using energy and leaves your battery with plenty of charge.
What's New in Version 1.2.2
Improvements for iOS8, you early adopter, you.
I enjoyed the first version of the app. Just a simple step counter that ran in the background and didn't jurt battery life. However, just like the other apps in the RunKeeper family, the developed seems determined to annoy users. The previous version would ask maybe once or twice a week if the app could send push notifications. The only choices were "not now" and "Okay." There was no "no, never" option, but that was OK--the requests were infrequent. However, after this latest update, the app pops up this window EVERY TIME you access the app. Check it 5 times in a minute--that same window pops up 5 times. No way to disable it that I can find. I would gladly pay for this app if this annoyance could be fixed.
Another annoyance - the app has the option to rate it from within the app. But - if you try to give a one-star rating, the rating isn't accepted and it opens a web page to the developer website.
Stupid tricks like these are why I quit using RunKeeper after 4 years, and why I deleted this app. And it's sad because I like both apps and would happily pay for them if the annoyances would go away.
I'm more active thanks to Breeze
I really like this app and it does what it's designed to do quite well (with the exception of mapping my walks, but it seems to work for other people and I haven't even bothered to contact support yet- once I do I'm guessing it'll work fine).
This is a step counter designed to help you walk more. And once it gets you walking more, it encourages you to do more than that. I have several fitness apps on my phone that count my steps, in addition to tracking calories and a bunch of stuff. Their step tracking features are just kind of depressing for me because I only look at the data at the end of the day and then am reminded of what a sloth I am.
Breeze, with its notifications, reminds me to check in on my progress to my walking goal throughout the day. This is super helpful for me. It also sends me messages when I've done great and let's me know when I'm slipping and may not meet that days goal. It's interactive.
If that's the kind of app you want then Breeze is a great choice. If you want more features or something that won't send you updates on your progress, then there are lots of other great apps out there to choose from. Breeze has actually helped me increase my activity level and I am grateful for that.
So I already knew I was pretty sedentary at work (I sit at a desk all day), but this app definitely gets me up and moving with reminders and other notifications. I don't mind the notifications (as some other reviewers have expressed great frustration over the app asking to allow notifications), I actually enjoy them. The notifications give me motivation to continue moving throughout the day rather than sitting at my desk for hours on end. I like that it gives me an estimate of where I usually am by a certain time of day also.
I gave it four stars because from what I see you can't set your own goals, they are adjusted based on your previous activity. Also, when I open the app it doesn't always refresh to the most current step count. I usually have to tap the white marker and then close the explanation to have it refresh.
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- Category: Health & Fitness
- Updated: Sep 25, 2014
- Version: 1.2.2
- Size: 46.1 MB
- Language: English
- Seller: RunKeeper, LLC
- © 2014 FitnessKeeper Inc
Compatibility: Requires iOS 7.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. This app is optimized for iPhone 5.