Wearable technology and the Quantified Self movement are pretty trendy nowadays, especially since the launch of the ultra-popular Jawbone UP powered by MotionX technology. Today, Fullpower-MotionX, MotionX-24/7 for the iPhone and iPad, an activity tracker and sleep monitor optimized for the iPhone 5S M7 processor and iOS 7.
Unlike competing trackers such as the Jawbone UP or the Nike+ Fuel Band, 24/7 does not require a wearable device to record similar data, it is all in your iPhone. The application can measure your hearth rate simply when you place your finger on the smartphone camera, it captures the image of the blood flow when lit by the LED flash. The optimization for the M7 (a processor designed for sensors management) allows having the application run in the background without draining the battery.
In addition to monitoring your sleeping patterns, such as the time it takes you to fall asleep and how much restful sleep you get each night, Motion-24/7 also records your sleeping sounds and you can listen to the audio file on the iPhone when you wake up. Thanks to the built-in heart rate monitor, 24/7 record heart rate variations (when you actually put your finger on the camera when you wake up) and can understand how those variations are affected by restful nights or sleep deprivation.
Recording your sleep sounds can be a lot of fun and teach you one thing or two about yourself. Philippe Kahn, founder and CEO of Fullpower-MotionX, experienced a hilarious moment while testing the technology, he found out that he was talking at night, in geek mode. “As we were developing 24/7, I found out that I talked at night, and my partner couldn’t make sense of it,” said Philippe Kahn, founder and CEO of Fullpower-MotionX. “When I listened in the morning I was actually debugging LISP code, we’re all still laughing.” Check the video below with the audio file he recorded that night.
Just like other activity trackers, MotionX-24/7 tracks your physical activity and sends you alerts when you have been sitting too long, allows you to set up activity and sleep goals and helps you to control your weight.
The application is available in the app store for $2.99 https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/motionx-24-7-fitness-weight/id505074676?mt=8