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How much does it cost to make a Fitness App

The urban population today leads a hectic life and people get so busy running after their dreams and ambitions that they forget how important it is to stay fit and focus on their health. To lead a healthy life you need to maintain the vitality of your body and that come from doing regular exercise and by playing sports. Though these physical activities are necessary, we also need to keep a check on sugar, blood pressure and heart rate. And the fitness tracker can be a perfect companion there. The increased use of fitness trackers has given birth to the need of fitness application.

How much does it really cost to develop a fitness app?

There are various fitness apps that are present in the market like Runtastic, Fitbit, Google Fit and there are various app development companies that charge anywhere between $4,000 to $10,500 per platform for developing fitness apps like them.

The total cost depends on the features you want in your app. Top mobile app development companies in the US would normally will charge about $100 per hour for developing an app.

Building a fitness app costs between a few thousand dollars to hundreds of thousands of dollars. But that will be a really vague answer so let’s break it down for you.

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Fitness apps have various features and these are the features that decide your overall development cost:

  • Alert and reminders regarding your workout schedule
  • Record your achievements on unlocking the various levels of fitness
  • Graphs merged with calendars to help you track your progress
  • Rewards and promotions
  • Counting of Heart rates and calories burnt
  • Profile creation and total track of walking/cycling or any type of exercise
  • Option of sharing your achievements with the world and your friends via social platforms or text and email
  • If you are willing to develop fitness app like 7-minute Workout, Runtastic, it takes several weeks to develop, depending on the functionality you want to integrate.

$25 – $49/hour is the average development charge of fitness apps this price varies depending on

  • Platforms
  • Functionality
  • Features and
  • Device compatibility

Having an app on your device is truly amazing because you can always check and verify your vital signs before continuing your exercise.

Fitness apps also have a wide array of health and fitness products that help you track everything that is related to your fitness. With the help of fitness apps, physical fitness is fully assured.

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So where can you get the fitness apps developed?

Everything discussed above depends on the idea and the features that you want in your application. Also, the cost of fitness app development by any company in Europe, US and Canada is much higher compared to Asian countries like India or China so from which region you are getting your app developed makes a great difference.

Further, we would like to discuss here the normal rate of work per hour for different regions.

In India, fitness app development company is taking the following rate for different applications so you will be shelling out somewhere in between $3000-5000 for a normal fitness app. Whereas, for a more complex app like Fitbit or Runtastic these agencies might charge you somewhere around $9000-10000.

Keeping it brief let’s just say that when you are building simple apps with limited features it may cost your around $2000-$4000, $4000-$8000 for moderate apps, $8000-$12000 for complex apps
and more than $12000 for highly complex apps.

Conclusion

So, when you want to develop your own fitness app consider first what features you want in your app. If it is a complex app, then expect it to be expensive; however, if the app is simple, the cost will definitely be lower. But select an expert developer to get the best ROI on your product.

Wearables and Apps are Harmful to Health ! Is It?

Are you fond of medical apps? But do they really help us in any way.

Today’s generation are so busy with their smartphones all the day, playing all around with their apps, games and chats. These days people are so addicted to technology that they want things to be done quick and automatic and yes technology has reached ahead to that level that today we have app to everything.

There is an app for everything like say beauty, food, movies, games, shopping, work, medical, health, etc and so many. There are so many fitness apps that you get into routine with them for health care. Doctors say that this native apps for health are actually harmful. There are wearable devices available like Apple watch ,Fitbit, Jawbone which tracks patient’s health are 2.5 times more likely to talk with patients about wearables and apps, and 10% of doctors recommend a wearable to almost all of their patients, the study finds.

As per research and other sources says and confirms that wearable devices and apps can only be effective if the personal health data collected is relevant and motivate individual on living “Many consumers respond to personal coaching and feedback, and desire devices that deliver data that is actionable and shareable. Without these features, health trackers will end up in a drawer after just a couple of weeks. Sometimes it’s just a trend that people follow blindly and then they realise and come back to originality.

Are Apple HealthKit Worth to use?
  •  With the start of this first issue comes with accuracy. Does all the data comes out are accurate? Should we follow them blindly? A doctor is not able to guarantee you that whatever device is being used for monitoring health terms are accurate.
  • One major things about health apps are, doctors say that such apps affect people mentally and make them paranoid about their health. There can also be trouble using the app when there is a bug inside the software and does not show you correct data, also worried about hackers who tries to capture data and pictures and personal details which may not be safe in future.
  •  Apart from all this concerns, doctors also says that there are numerous benefits from such apps, like diabetic patients are greatly benefited from the app. Diabetics have to measure their glucose level constantly which is done by pin prick, but can also be done and analyzed by portable device where tiny monitors are implanted under the skin to track the blood glucose levels can be done by Apple healthKit.
  •  Moreover doctors say that it is also very useful for pregnant women who can check heart rate of baby ensuring the inside one is doing well using wearables.

It’s completely on individual perception to use it or not and if you use it don’t follow blindly and always understand how apps work. Future says that digitalization is very close to take our life to new way of living. Stay happy and healthy.

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