Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Activity Tracker website reviews

I'm going to start reviewing the many different activity trackers that have sprouted up over the past couple of years. I'm going to evaluate each based on the features available for a free account, namely

  • Layout: does the flow make sense, are features easy to find
  • Analysis: Heart rate, fatigue vs. freshness, duration, distance, load
  • Activity display: granular analysis of time points
  • Scheduling: creating a plan, creating a workout
  • Calculation: personal bests, zones
  • Equipment store
  • Coaching features: follow athletes, provide feedback, schedule workouts
  • Connectivity: allow connection to Garmin, Suunto, Timex, Polar, Strava data
  • Upload: allow upload of fit, tcx files
  • Help: Well written, clear term definition
  • Messaging: allow messages with other athletes
  • Performance
  • Profile settings: metric\imperial conversions
  • Extra features: email reminders, sync with calendars
On the radar to be tested:
Any I've missed? Let me know.