The idea of living a healthy and fit life has widely been accepted by people in the last few years. HIIT, yoga, personal training, and diet plans have become buzzing activities amongst the boomers, millennials, and gen z. Also, recently when the world was locked-down during the COVID pandemic, many people have successfully invested their time and energy in health and fitness activities than ever before. During this time, social media had a movement of #WorkoutFromHome. This has lead to the growth of in-demand fitness applications that help people to workout from the comfort of their homes.
The modern trend of blending fitness and technology is growing very rapidly. Today, smartphones, wearables, and fitness mobile applications have become an integral part of our fitness regimes. The easy accessibility of fitness mobile applications is making people better, healthier, and fitter. They are here to stay and disrupt the traditional fitness industry.
In this article, our experts highlight the top features that help in developing successful fitness applications.
Before we start listing the features, let us acknowledge that there are a variety of fitness applications:
- Home Workout Apps
- Nutrition and Diet Apps
- Activity Tracking Apps
- Fitness Training Apps – HIIT and Yoga
- Meditation Apps
Top Features of Fitness Apps:
Easy Sign-up and Profile Creation
Creating personal accounts using the phone number or email id or social media account is very important as this allows users to save and maintain their records even if they, later on, change the devices. A complex and lengthy registration process will only make user disinterested, ask for only important, yet minimal information. The easiest way for profile creation is by providing an option to sign-up using their social media account.
Tracking Daily Regimes and Activities
A person performing fitness activities using fitness application is always goal-oriented. They want to know and understand their progress and how far are they from their goal(s). A simple fitness tracker, help users gauge the number of calories they have burnt, hours they have slept, number of steps they have walked, amount of calories they have ingested, the weight they have gained/lost, BMI, etc. Therefore, a fitness application without this track-able feature is of zero use to anyone.
Social Media Integration
Fitness related content is one of the most shared content on the social media platform. People love sharing their fitness routines, trackers, and fitness achievements on their social media handles. This helps them build a network of like-minded people. Therefore, enabling the user to share their fitness updates on the linked social media channels is of utmost importance today.
It is always necessary to keep your users hooked and engaged. While they are using your application for tracking and following the best fitness routines, you should also help them earn some instant gratification to make them feel valued. Fitness applications must-have features like – enabling user to compete, win rewards, upgrade to badges, and scale their progress bars.
Integration with Wearable Devices
Syncing mobile application with various fitness wearables is the most important feature. This helps users seamlessly perform their fitness routine and track their progress in a much detailed manner. These wearable devices can detect the physiological factors (blood pressure, pulse, heart rate, etc) and store the information in the mobile application. Also, they help you compare the data of weekly, monthly, and yearly reports. All these captured information can help the virtual trainer to monitor the user more effectively.
It is the combination of the discussed and other features with friendly UX/UI that enables the fitness application to grow and succeed. A happy user will recommend the application to peers and like-minded groups which can further add to the success of your fitness application.
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