Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) June 24, 2014
Leading health and fitness data aggregator Nudge today launched its Android app, which will allow millions of Android users worldwide to sync their health and fitness tracking apps and devices and join the movement to improve their health using a Nudge Factor score to rank their overall health and fitness.
“We noticed that while the US smartphone market is dominated predominately by Apple, globally Android accounts for roughly 80% of the market,” says Nudge co-founder Mac Gambill. “With the Android version, Nudges expands its reach to millions more individuals who will be able to track and compare their overall health with other people worldwide.”
Nudge tracks users’ lifestyle choices including diet intake, level of hydration, minutes of fitness, hours of sleep and energy level, in one easy-to-use dashboard. In its latest Android version, Nudge adds Sleep as Android to the lineup of apps with which it syncs, including Moves, Fitbit, Up by Jawbone, Map my Fitness, Strava and Runkeeper,
Utilizing peer-reviewed studies along with USDA, WHO and CDC recommendations to build their algorithm, Nudge indexes data input by users along with data collected from other trackers and wearables in order to create one overall health index called the Nudge Factor. This score allows users to compare themselves to others, regardless of what other tracking platforms are used, as a tool for social accountability, positive reinforcement and support to help them reach healthier lifestyle goals.
"Sleep as Android integration gives Nudge users the ability to dive deeper into the details of their sleep to improve an vital part of their lifestyle health, while seamlessly keeping track of sleep duration trends in relation to other aspects of their lifestyle over time in Nudge."
For added motivation and support, Nudge’s platform has multiple clubs dedicated to specific aspects of health and fitness such as outdoor adventures, recipes, running, stress management and weight loss.
Nudge is a health, wellness and lifestyle company set to transform the healthcare industry by offering insight into individuals’ lifestyle choices. By tracking dietary intake, level of hydration, minutes of fitness and hours of sleep as well as synching with the leading apps and wearables, Nudge is the principal curator of the best health and fitness apps on the market. Nudge uses a carefully calculated, evidence-proven algorithm to present users with a Nudge Factor, an indexed number representing the overall level of health of the user, which can be used for comparison with other Nudge users and friends on social media, regardless of apps and trackers used. The Nudge Factor can also be used to see where users can improve upon daily life choices, motivating them to pursue an elevated, overall wellbeing. Launched in May 2014, Nudge is a Tennessee-based company co-founded by Mac Gambill, Phil Beene and Chris Garson.