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App of the Week: ARGUS Motion and Fitness Tracker

The ARGUS Motion and Fitness Tracker keeps a record of all your healthy living activities.

App of the Week: ARGUS Motion and Fitness Tracker

Past App of the Week features have looked at programs that help you track your daily workouts, your calorie intake, or your mileage while running or biking.

This week’s App attempts to combine a number of these features—and more—into one to promote all facets of healthy living.

ARGUS Motion and Fitness Tracker allows you to automatically track all fitness activities, record your distance and pace while running, keep records of your dietary habits—even monitor your sleep patterns to ensure you’re getting sufficient shut-eye.

But perhaps ARGUS’ most interesting feature is its daily step tracker, which promises exactly what it delivers—keeping a record of the number of steps you take daily. Conventional wisdom maintains that taking at least 10,000 steps per day is optimal for maintaining physical fitness—ARGUS does the hard part for you with the counting. Now all you have to do is take the steps!

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Using ARGUS will require keeping your phone on you at all times. After a few days of use, ARGUS will begin to build your profile. As you enter data you can view any of your stats in a “honeycomb” layout, and use the Trends feature to compare two features—for example, if you think you get more sleep on nights where you’ve been more active, ARGUS will allow you to compare your number of steps taken to your hours of sleep.

The app promises minimal power consumption and can run 24/7 in the background of your home screen. ARGUS comes free of charge and can be downloaded from iTunes.

If you have used a fitness or health-related smartphone app you’d like to see featured, e-mail sportsdoc@philly.com.


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Brian Cammarota, MEd, ATC, CSCS, CES Partner at Symetrix Sports Performance
Ellen Casey, MD Physician with Drexel University Sports Medicine
Desirea D. Caucci, PT, DPT, OCS Co-owner of Conshohocken Physical Therapy, Board Certified Orthopedic Clinical Specialist
Michael G. Ciccotti, M.D. Head Team Physician for Phillies & St. Joe's; Rothman Institute
Julie Coté, PT, MPT, OCS, COMT Magee Rehabilitation Hospital
Peter F. DeLuca, M.D. Head Team Physician for Eagles, Head Orthopedic Surgeon for Flyers; Rothman Institute
Joel H. Fish, Ph.D. Director of The Center For Sport Psychology; Sports Psychology Consultant for 76ers & Flyers
R. Robert Franks, D.O. Team Physician for USA Wrestling, Consultant for Phillies; Rothman Institute
Ashley B. Greenblatt, ACE-CPT Certified Personal Trainer, The Sporting Club at The Bellevue
Eugene Hong, MD, CAQSM, FAAFP Team Physician for Drexel, Philadelphia Univ., Saint Joe’s, & U.S. National Women’s Lacrosse
Martin J. Kelley, PT, DPT, OCS Advanced Clinician at Penn Therapy and Fitness, Good Shepherd Penn Partners
Julia Mayberry, M.D. Attending Hand & Upper Extremity Surgeon, Main Line Hand Surgery P.C.
Jim McCrossin, ATC Strength and Conditioning Coach, Flyers and Phantoms
Kevin Miller Fitness Coach, Philadelphia Union
Heather Moore, PT, DPT, CKTP Owner of Total Performance Physical Therapy, North Wales and Hatfield, PA
Kelly O'Shea Senior Health Producer, Philly.com
Tracey Romero Sports Medicine Editor, Philly.com
David Rubenstein, M.D. Team Orthopedist for 76ers; Main Line Health Lankenau Medical Center
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Thomas Trojian MD, CAQSM, FACSM Associate Chief of the Division of Sports Medicine at Drexel University
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