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Facebook Acquires Exercise Tracker App Moves

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A new Facebook acquisition took place today, but compared to others we have seen from the company, it’s not the most exciting news we could have hoped for this morning. Facebook has acquired Moves, a company and fitness tracking application which works to record all of your exercise while running in the background of your device. The UI looks neat enough, but without using the app myself, I can’t give too much insight as to how well it actually works.

Regardless, Moves will continue to remain its own entity for the time being, but the company hopes to bring its “simple and clean” activity diary to a billion people, thanks to Facebook. As of right now, no word is out on just how much Zuckerburg’s Facebook paid for Moves, but it was probably a nice little chunk of change. 

Facebook’s plan for Moves seems rather clear, and it appears that the team has been brought on to help Facebook build up its own fitness products and services, as stated in the message from Moves’ team.

Now, we’re joining Facebook’s talented team to work on building and improving their products and services with a shared mission of supporting simple, efficient tools for more than a billion people.

Facebook has been literally gobbling up companies left and right, and it will be interesting to see just how they intend to incorporate all of these acquisitions into their existing service. Fitness, health, and fitness tracking have become quite popular recently, so Facebook looking to get into that market is not much of a surprise to us.

Do you use Moves? If you don’t, you can check it out on Google Play right here.

Via: Moves
  • 147Keys

    You know, in case you weren’t already sick of people posting all their workout details on Facebook.

  • Daeshaun Griffiths

    Nike has the social workout field under control.stra in my experience)With recent rumors their partners could use their network and that would cause problems. Facebook making this move keeps them in the game but I’m not sure how many people will opt it.

    But when did friends turn into followers on FB?

  • joseph barrientos

    stop with the dang acquisitions already!

  • jmgnole

    I love Moves, it’s been pretty accurate for me, and it doesn’t kill the battery on my Moto X. I’m not liking the FB move. I’ll probably be uninstalling it, after I see how FB screws it up.

  • JL

    For any fat people who still need an app capable of tracking your fitness, Facebook has acquired Moves. I can’t give you too much insight as to how well it actually works because I am a vision of fitness.

    Moves has an upcoming release that is sure to fit the bill. The Moves has been outed by @evleaks, which brings back not-so-fond memories of CrossFit, which of course I don’t need.

    No new features are currently known for the upcoming release, but it does appear to be work on Kit Kat. It features cross-training tips and calorie counting, but that appears to be about it.

    Most certainly a niche product for fat people if there ever was one, which of course I don’t need.

    • The Narrator

      Oh so it’s only for fat people? How stupid can people be? There’s no limit, I suppose.

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  • AbbyZFresh

    I’m not sure how deep the cork is stuck in Zuck’s brain but this is kind of stupid.

  • TSK

    I’ve used moves in the past. I don’t have a fitness tracker, so it basically sat in my pocket as a pedometer. Some days it seemed pretty accurate (i never actually counted how many steps i took in a day) other days it seemed way off. Battery killer. I was always searching for a charger when i used it. For me, it wasn’t worth the battery loss for an idea of how many steps i took. Nice UI/design though.

  • BillySuede

    more meh.

    i get the reasoning for it as this is something that could easy fit inside the social networking sphere but there comes a point to where you become the jack of all trades and the master of none.

    stick to what you know, mark.

  • FrankBoston

    I will now be deleting Moves from my phone

  • Marc

    Nope, thanks. Using miCoach and it’s working just fine and offers a lot of free features other apps make you pay for. Don’t think anyone will be buying them from Adidas anytime soon.

  • brkshr

    Sigh…

  • The Narrator

    Stop buying sh!t Facebook. You already ruined the Oculus Rift.