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A fitness app is an application that can be downloaded on any mobile device and used anywhere to get fit. As of 2015, the number of health-related apps released on the two leading platforms, iPhone operating system (iOS) and Android, had reached more than 165,000. Apps can perform various functions such as allowing users to set fitness goals, tracking caloric intake, gathering workout ideas, and sharing progress on social media to facilitate healthy behavior change. They can be used as a platform to promote healthy behavior change with personalized workouts, fitness advice and nutrition plans. Fitness apps can work in conjunction with wearable devices to synchronize their health data to third-party devices for easier accessibility. Through using gamification elements and creating competition among friends and family, fitness apps can help incentive users to be more motivated.
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