Yesterday, I was able to go for an hour long run. I really enjoyed it. It was so nice to get out and run. I ran on a river trail and it was so nice to get away from the commotion and run along the river. Because I was able to go for an hour, I earned some “Apple Awards”. One award I earned yesterday was “Move Goal 200%”
I kind of like the gamification aspect of the activity app but wish that it had a more competitive feel to it. It would be fun to compete against friends and family and earn more rewards. I am sure that apple has privacy concerns as far as comparing health data one person to another but with Jawbone, I was able to compete against my brother. I imagine with further updates to the watch and more widespread use, these updates will come. I understand that fitness is a very personal thing and that we are each only competing with ourselves but I also enjoy the drive that comes from knowing that my friend and family are also working at this. That motivation helps me on days when I don’t want to get out and run. I have set my own personal goals and am working diligently to achieve them. I think the use of awards is a nice reminder to push myself to achieve my goals. The Achievement section of the activity app on the iPhone keeps track of how many times I have received an award as well as the last date that I earned it. I wish there was more history, but I appreciate the fact that it is tracking at least that much for me and it is a click away to see.