Get fit with a little help from your friends
- Fun challenges
- Colorful interface design
- Doesn't log precise details of diet or exercise
- Friend recommendation feature doesn't work well
FitMe is a social fitness app designed to help you lose weight and tone up through a series of friendly challenges.
Like geotagging apps FourSquare and GoWalla, FitMe allows you to 'check in' - only this time you're entering details of what you ate or what exercise you did. It's an interesting idea but bizarrely, details of exactly what you've eaten or the exercise you've done aren't recorded anywhere within FitMe, which is kind of frustrating if you're trying to keep a log of what you're doing to your body.
Perhaps the most fun section of FitMe is the challenges. There are a range of wacky-titled tasks to complete from the Goldfish (drinking 10 cups of water), through to the Poop Scooper-upper (taking your dog out on three walks). You can challenge your friends to compete with you on these, and earn awards by finishing them.
The Pulse section of FitMe is where a log of your activity is kept. This gives you an overview of everything you've been doing with FitMe - and what your friends have been up to, too.
As mentioned earlier, though, the Pulse section doesn't display precise details. For instance, it will say that you've eaten breakfast, but won't tell you what you told FitMe you had. Likewise, it won't say how much of each kind of exercise you did or how many calories you burned.
Although the FitMe interface is colorful and fun to look at, there are some annoying aspects of the app. For example, you're constantly bombarded with messages asking you to link your Facebook account, plus the email sent via the 'Invite Friends' section includes a registration link that is broken.
FitMe adopts a unique approach to fitness with its check-in-style social app approach. It's fun for a while, but not recommended as a serious fitness tracking utility.