Multiple Improvements Required To Create Compelling Health & Fitness Apps

Consumers Want All-In-One Solutions

Dec 03, 2015, 07:00 ET from Strategy Analytics

BOSTON, Dec. 3, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Consumers continue to look to mobile health and fitness applications to help achieve and maintain a healthier lifestyle. By tracking their progress, both in what they eat and activities they undertake throughout the day, consumers are using these types of apps to make smarter, more health-conscious decisions, in addition to improving various aspects of their fitness. However, a new report from the Media and Services UX (MSX) group at Strategy Analytics (www.strategyanalytics.com) surveying avid health and fitness consumers using health and/or fitness mobile applications, has found that implementing multiple improvements will lead to more useful, usable, and compelling solutions.

Surveying consumers in the US and UK who used at least one health and/or fitness mobile application multiple times per week, Strategy Analytics found that many of these apps catered only to one side: either health e.g. food entry and logging, or fitness e.g. tracking my run/walk. Consumers who were interested in tracking both were being forced to seek multiple apps to complement one another, each requiring separate data entry - consumers want an all-in-one type of health & fitness app; and this presents an opportunity to monetize a solution.

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Christopher Dodge, Associate Director, MSX and report author, commented, "As many health and fitness apps currently exist for free, smarter health/fitness app offerings could serve as strong differentiators amongst competing apps and provide an opportunity for a paid health/fitness app – significantly, consumers in this study were willing to pay for this experience."

Kevin Nolan, VP, UXIP, added, "These apps need to be intelligent enough to learn user behavior, remind users to interact with the app after a certain amount of time has elapsed, and perhaps more importantly, provide proactive recommendations and suggestions based on user habits and behaviors. This will not only help to motivate the user to achieve their personal goals and adopt a healthier lifestyle far more efficiently, but also enhance the overall user experience of these types of apps."

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About Media & Services UX

The Media & Services UX group forms part of the User Experience Innovation Practice (UXIP) at Strategy Analytics. Focusing on user behaviors, motivations and interests within in-vehicle, mobile device, connected home and media & services research areas, UXIP helps clients meet consumer needs, develop usable solutions and deliver compelling user experiences. Extensive expertise and highly experienced in large-scale survey work, in-depth interviews, focus groups and observational sessions, UXIP's research methodology allows strategic user-centric analysis on the potential for new technologies that would otherwise be unavailable. Providing actionable insight, go-to-market strategies and business recommendations, UXIP is a leading supplier of consumer knowledge to the technology industry. Click here for more information

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