This app provides exercise and fitness videos for the user to follow. It is suitable for motivated, healthy adults who want to exercise at home, and ideally have some knowledge of exercise. The app contains a variety of workouts, filmed in real time which is helpful in understanding how each exercise should be performed.
For the complete app description, go to Google Play (android).
The app has a range of different exercises
The real-time filming of the exercises is helpful to understand how each exercise is done.
The app also indicates the duration of each exercise.
Social media connectivity.
Visual representation on what each exercise should look like/how it is performed.
Simple, user-friendly app.
There are no exercise instructions accompanying each video, and there is no indication of the level and intensity of the exercise.
The user is unable to tailor the videos for participant level e.g. easy/moderate/hard.
There is no reminder or notification function as a prompt to do the exercises.
Date of this review: July 2015
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Reviewer:Dietitian App Review Working Group, Auckland DHB, July 2015. Clinical score: ★★★★☆ Review: "There is no nutrition element to this app. The exercise videos do not have instructions. Would be most effective for people who have some knowledge of different exercises and how to complete them safely." New Zealand relevance: ★★★★★
The tech review relates to the technical aspects of the app, such as security, privacy, etc.
Reviewer:Sara Jebreil, July 2016 Technical score: ★★☆☆☆ Review:
Security: This app is not secure as it does not require login for use or password protection
Performance: Mostly functional with minor/negligible problems
Impact of the app on battery life and device performance: Impact is minimal using on average 15 MB of data over 3 hours.
Interactivity: Basic interactive features to function adequately
The formal app review is based on the Mobile App Rating Scale (MARS) developed by researchers at Queensland University of Technology, Australia.(1) It is designed to score apps on a few comprehensive dimensions — engagement, functionality, aesthetics, and information quality. Each dimension comprises several items which are rated on a 5-point scale from “1. Inadequate” to “5. Excellent”.