Actifit Dapp Review

17 October 2019

A Steem block chain Dapp that tracks and rewards your fitness activity. I have it installed on my Samsung Galaxy A10 mobile phone and for me I use it to track only my walks.

How reliable is this dapp on android ......


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Actifit Dapp Review

Woburn Walk

I have done quite a few walks with the Actifit Dapp running on my mobile phone, most times if I didn't reach the reward minimum (5000 steps) I never posted it to the block chain. But I have been sharing it via WhatsApp with family. My daughter who daily walks 10k+ steps, said the numbers don't look right.

Time to do an experiment, using 3 sources

  • Actifit on the Samsung Galaxy A10 mobile phone
  • Endomondo on the Samsung Galaxy A10 mobile phone
  • Timex Digital Pedometer

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I activated all 3 within seconds before starting my walk,and this was the Actifit Report I uploaded yesterday.

Before I can do a comparison, I need to do some calculations with the data obtained from Endomondo, specifically distance travelled.

DescriptionMeasurement
A: Distance Travelled6.35km (6350m)
B: Average Stride (best guess)72cm (0.72m)
C = A/B: Calculated Steps8819 Steps

List sources, compare, form an observation.

SourceSteps
Actifit6819
Endomondo8819
Timex7749

Well that's a bit of a mess, and now I'm going to attempt to explain why there are differences (all guess work here)

  • Actifit must rely on the mobile phones sensors, who knows how reliable these are. Also steps might be missed when the screen saver kicks in. Note, I have enabled Aggressive Background Tracking in the phones settings, but didn't seem to make any difference.
  • Endomondo relies on GPS tracking, and I have used this android app for many years. It's accuracy (route travelled) is pretty good but loss of GPS signal loss happens intermittently, I would've expected less steps.
  • With the Timex I had some default values I could change, 1 of them was stride, I left it at 75cm, should've changed it to 72cm.

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Summary

I've decided to use the Timex as my benchmark, which from these figures is 13 percent more than what Actifit shows. I really should do more trials to get a more accurate average figure but why bother. In my mind I've walked more than what is shown, but more importantly I got out and did some exercise.

Initially I was hoping you could manually enter the steps but now it doesn't matter.

I really do like this Dapp.


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