Social app inspires friends to get 'Fitt' together

The Fitt app can connect Jawbone UP users to Fitbit users or to activity tracker apps like Moves. — AFP pic
The Fitt app can connect Jawbone UP users to Fitbit users or to activity tracker apps like Moves. — AFP pic

SAN FRANCISCO, June 22 ­— For those who think nothing works better than a little competition, there's a new app in town that connects the networks of wearable fitness devices between users.

The Fitt app can connect Jawbone UP users to Fitbit users or to activity tracker apps like Moves.

Creating a sort of social fitness network, friends can devise challenges among one another and share their joy upon meeting goals.

As with fitness apps like Nexercise, meeting goals can earn them reward points redeemable for fitness-themed goods.

“With obesity on the rise, there is an increasing need for an effective, easy and fun way for people to improve their health,” said Carnet Williams, CEO and co-founder of Fitt.

Fitt is oriented towards those who want to get in shape and work best under peer pressure.

“Although there's been a rapid adoption of fitness wearables, without an engaging platform, many users stop using their devices,” says Williams. “Our mission at Fitt is to build a platform that connects friends and keeps them moving, regardless of the device.”

Fitt is based in San Francisco and founded by former Sprout (acquired by InMobi) and Google team members.

The app is available for iPhone and a web app is also available. — AFP-Relaxnews

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