• Journal Article

Moves app: a digital diary to track physical activity and location (Mobile App User Guides)

Citation

Evenson, K. R., & Furberg, R. (2016). Moves app: a digital diary to track physical activity and location (Mobile App User Guides). British Journal of Sports Medicine, Advance Online Publication. DOI: 10.1136/bjsports-2016-096103

Abstract

The Moves app (moves-app.com) was launched in January 2013. The app uses global positioning system (GPS) technology, Wi-Fi and cell towers along with samples of the smartphone's accelerometer data to record location, physical activity (eg, walking, bicycling and running) and transit throughout the day.1 In the account settings, users can provide their email, gender, weight, height and birth year. From these assessments, the app provides an estimate of physical activity duration, distance, steps and calories expended. The Moves app graphs a storyline of the day by accounting for time spent in travel and visiting destinations. Daily routes are automatically mapped in different colours based on the type of transport (eg, walking, bicycling, and public …