It can be challenging for some people to get into shape despite how hard they try, but games like Pokémon GO are helping plenty of people get out and get active as the game requires you to walk around your local area, or anywhere really, and hunt for Pokémon to catch, as well as capture and defend gyms. While the game already requires people to be active to play, apps like PokeFit for Pokémon GO are taking things one step further in helping people get fit by gamifying a fitness app themed after the popular Augmented Reality game.
The all inclusive application boasts a list of features that are aimed at giving people the tools they need to "catch" their important fitness data and information, like calories burned and distance walked, as well as game information like how much data has been used and how much battery life is left after having played the game for an extended period of time. Granted, users could obtain all of this information from separate apps and the settings screens, but PokeFit for Pokémon GO places everything in one app to make it easier to find, giving it a glanceable feel and making PokeFit a comprehensive offering, which should keep things simple for those who play Pokémon GO often enough to take advantage of this application.
Aside from the above listed features, the app will also count steps and allow users to map out their routes of where they've been which could be particularly useful if they happen to stumble upon a few great Pokémon and want to take the same route again at some point. Users can open the PokeFit app by itself an interact with it from the app's own interface, but it will also open up as a transparent floating overlay on top of Pokémon GO so stats can be viewed even when the game is open and running. The floating panel can also be moved around to fit the users' personal taste, ensuring it's never blocking an important part of the screen. PokeFit is a free app and is live in the Play Store as of now, and there are no in-app purchases or ads.