Ah, those weekends spent binging on pizzas and watching re-reruns of Game of Thrones when what you had otherwise planned was to go for a walk! Those jogging shoes lying in some God forsaken corner of your house, those workout clothes which you outgrew eons ago and that gym membership which you are still hopeful you will utilize soon.

Perhaps we all need a more immersive experience to lure us back to the idea of being fit. And that’s what some of the fitness apps are trying to do. By providing rich interactive dashboards, these apps help us set our fitness goals, measure our performance and compare it against our friend’s performance. Most of them even reward us if we are able to achieve our goals.
So driven by our wish to be fitter, we went around doing some research and put together a list of fitness app dashboards that inspired us because of their design. (Aside: maybe some day in the near future it would inspire us to lose that beer belly too.)

Which of these is your favorite?

Nike+ FuelBand

Web app dashboard
Nike+ fuelband web app dashboard

(Image Source: feker.ie)

Mobile app dashboard
Nike+ fuelband mobile app dashboard

(Image Source: thetechjournal.com)

Our take: It challenges the general notion that a dashboard should always look serious and grim. This dashboard has elements which are considered as bling and oh-so-passé in design. But here, these very elements blend to give a contemporary look . For those of us who unnecessarily break our heads figuring out the latest design fads, maybe it’s time to just do it!


Web app dashboard
Fitbit web dashboard

(Image Source: marketingfacts.nl)

Mobile app dashboard
Fitbit mobile dashboard

(Image Source: mobileappdeveloper.com.au)

Our take: Fitbit’s dashboard recently got a makeover and the new look flaunts a tile-based metro design. Bright colors used as accents coupled with smart icons and intelligent use of white space makes this dashboard one of our favorites among other web apps too.


Web app dashboard
Bodymediafit web dashboard

(Image Source: reviews.fitblogger.com)

Mobile app dashboard
Bodymediafit mobile dashboard

(Image Source: androidpit.com)

Our Take: Good breakdown of metrics and the right use of charts makes the dashboard comprehensive yet keeps it clutter-free. In the mobile dashboard especially, blocks of color successfully create strong visual interest.


Web app dashboard
Mapmyfitness web dashboard

(Image Source: thetechsideoffit.com)

Mobile app dashboard
Mapmyfitness mobile dashboard

(Image Source: tumblr.com)

Our take: A clean, flat design and good use of white space makes this a no-nonsense dashboard! A classic example of “less is more”; few pastel colors with gray gives it a sophisticated look.


Web app dashboard
Digifit web dashboard

(Image Source: danielcollinsdesign.com)

Mobile app dashboard
Digifit mobile dashboard

(Image Source: itunes.apple.com)

Our take: Another dashboard that uses gray (in the web version) with color accents and clean icons to give it an elegant look. Overall the designs for both web and mobile dashboards work fine but they should consider doing away with the rainbow background for the javascript chart. The best it can be described is color coding gone wrong.

Runner’s Studio

Web app dashboard
Runner's studio dashboard

(Image Source: runnersstudio.com)

Our take: Runner’s Studio is an example of how vibrant colors can create a nice metro-design that helps the user to navigate through the various sections. Cool way to visualize all those ‘sweat-it out’ miles.


Web app dashboard
Healthvault web dashboard

(Image Source: blogs.msdn.com)

Mobile app dashboard
Healthvault mobile dashboard

(Image Source: itunes.apple.com)

Our take: When we are talking about metro design, how can we forget Microsoft? Microsoft’s HealthVault is not a fitness app but more of a health and fitness information manager which lets you keep all your (as well as your family’s) medical and fitness details at one place. The designs for both the web and mobile dashboard has been kept minimalistic. The central area of the web dashboard is dedicated to key stats and the left panel is used for navigation―good way to keep the user focused on the stats.


Web app dashboard
Fitocracy web dashboard

(Image Source: fitocracy.com)

Mobile app dashboard
Fitocracy mobile dashboard

(Image Source: play.google.com)

Our take: Fitocracy uses both gamification and concepts of social networking. What makes its design different from the other dashboards are the Accordion controls which makes the different sections expand and collapse as per user needs. Crisp typography, clean icons and good choice of color accents give the dashboard an elegant look.

Your Shape : Fitness Evolved

Xbox app dashboard
Yourshape web dashboard

(Image Source: impulsegamer.com)

Mobile app dashboard
Yourshape mobile dashboard

(Image Source: windowsphone.com)

Our take: Another application that successfully uses gamification to lure people into fitness. Available only on Kinect for XBOX 360, Your Shape works on motion detector technology. The color palette uses bold colors like blue, green and orange and mixes it with subtle shades of gray. Navigation is possible using both the header links as well as the modular blocks. The mobile app makes good use of white space and flatter colors.


Android app dashboard
Runkeeper android dashboard

(Image Source: phandroid.com)

iPhone app dashboard
Runkeeper iphone dashboard

(Image Source: mobileburn.com)

Our take: RunKeeper is a smartphone (Android and iPhone) running app which uses GPS and manual entry to track running, cycling, etc. Recently, it got a makeover and the above screenshots are how the app dashboards look currently.

The UI is clean based on the Holo-theme as introduced in Android 4.0. In the Android app, the header is used for navigation whereas in the iPhone app a five icon set spanning the bottom of the screen allows switching between sections.The icons have been labeled with text to avoid any confusion for users. And if all this was not enough to motivate users, there is a female audio voice cue to inform them about their progress and motivate further.

Got another fitness dashboard to add to the list? Use the comment section below.

Disclaimer: Our take is solely based on the screenshots that were publicly available on the web. As for a detailed review of the apps, you will have to wait till we actually get started on our fitness regime. Keep watching this space for more!

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