Arookoo: Walk+Game by Vivity Labs (iPhone)
Released: Jun 6, 2011
Version: 2.1
Size: N/A
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Arookoo: Walk+Game

Vivity Labs
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Arookoo: Walk+Game is a breakthrough app that makes it fun to walk. Every step counts!



Arookoo is a one-of-a-kind iPhone App & Website that turns walking into a game by sending you on fun challenges that motivate you to move around your city. Arookoo rewards you for increasing the amount of steps you walk each day by completing a wide variety of fun activities, including:

* Fun Walking Challenges
* GPS Map-based Scavenger Hunts
* Daily Team Challenges with Friends
* Healthy Calorie & Distance Tracking
* And much, much more!



* Is always with you. Arookoo automatically tracks your walking, making it easy to walk and take more steps to a healthier you.

* Turns walking into a game. Arookoo's strong game layer makes walking fun through imaginative walking challenges, collectable GPS-map rewards, and a loads of special awards to earn.

* Helps you get fit. Want to go deeper? Improve your health by setting personal walking goals, tracking distance, burning calories, and more.

* Is even more fun with friends: Invite friends to join your team or compete against you, and help each other stay motivated!

* Welcomes you to the vibrant Arookoo Community!
- Online: Get more from Arookoo through the FREE, full-featured Companion Website.



1) Step-tracking Accuracy: Arookoo utilizes the accelerometer to track the swinging motion of each step. For best results, ensure the app is in the foreground, and place phone in pants pocket while walking.

2) Background Step-tracking: when Arookoo is in the background, it utilizes GPS to track your steps. After 60 minutes, GPS is disabled to conserve your battery*. Bring app into foreground to resume tracking.

3) Saving Power: to conserve power, tap the "Walk Mode" button and place in a pocket while walking. The proximity sensor will shut of power to the screen when covered, providing significant power savings.

4) Collecting Stars on the GPS Map: when your GPS marker is within 60' of a Map Star it will be added to your Star Rank bar and turn grey.

5) Listening to Music (while using Arookoo): start music through iPod app before bringing Arookoo into the foreground, and start walking!

* Please Note: continued use of GPS running in the background can dramatically decrease battery life.



Walking is one of the easiest ways to exercise, and Arookoo makes it FUN!

It's easy:
* You can walk anytime, anywhere.
* You don't need to "gear up" to go for a walk.
* You don't even need to sweat to get the benefits of walking.

It's good for you:
* Walking is a good calorie burner, strengthens your cardio, and lowers your blood pressure.
* Walking a few times a week can improve your brain function.
* Walking for 20-40 minutes a day can add 5 years to your life!

Every step counts!
Our verdict: Ok
  • = Arookoo: Walk+Game has average ratings (3-star).
  • + The app is free.
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