Fitness app developer Azumio announced its latest motion tracking health application, Argus, is now optimized for the iPhone 5S. Argus makes use of the iPhone 5S’ unique M7 motion processor to keep track of your daily activity without killing your battery. For any of you iPhone 5S owners out there, this might be your new fitness app!
The M7 co-processor in the iPhone 5S is the first of its kind and opens up new possibilities. The low powered M7 processor covers all the motion data from the accelerometer, gyroscope, and compass. It continuously measures motion data and grabs this information, leaving the battery draining A7 processor free to rest, like the slumbering behemoth it is. This cuts the load on the battery down significantly and frees the entire processing power of the 64 bit A7 while still monitoring motion data.
Azumio’s new Argus app launched in July but it’s just been updated for the iPhone 5S. It will take full advantage of the new M7 chip as well as offering monitoring for your diet and day-to-day activities. For more information, check out the press release below:
PALO ALTO, Calif., Sept. 27, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — Azumio, the leading provider of consumer health and fitness apps, today announced that its most recent app, Argus, is now optimized for the new iPhone 5S – enabling daily motion tracking without draining your battery and updating for iOS7 designs. First introduced in July, Argus is the first app that provides a unified picture of your health and fitness, while it monitors and manages your fitness, running, biking, food, sleep patterns, exercise, hydration, caffeine-consumption, weight and vitals. Since launch, the free app has been helping users make sense of data from other Azumio apps, data from a variety of other 3rd party health and fitness apps and wearable devices.
The new optimization for iPhone 5S with M7 allows for better activity tracking and less battery consumption. It also automatically tracks a user’s activities without prompting, whether it’s running, walking, driving or sleeping. The Argus app automatically pulls together tracked data into a thumbnail-sized honeycomb display that can be expanded to view detailed information. Argus allows you to share data with a handful of selected friends and family as well as view their data to help each other achieve health and fitness goals. Argus also updates its timeline instantly, incorporating data fed from connected apps, hardware and wearable devices.
“We are pleased with the response the Argus has received from consumers, and this new update takes the functionality one step further to make it one of the most streamlined, comprehensive health and fitness apps,” said Peter Kuhar, CTO of Azumio. “Now that Argus is optimized for iOS 7 and Apple’s new M7 Motion Coprocessor it will be even more seamless and intuitive to use.”
iPhone 5s owners who want to download the M7- compatible app can download Argus free at http://azumio.com/getargus. For more information, visit Azumio.com or follow us on Twitter and Facebook.
Launched in 2011, Azumio offers the world’s largest portfolio of consumer health and fitness applications. With more than 40 million downloads, Azumio’s innovative suite of health and wellness solutions spans a wide range of market segments, including biofeedback, fitness and nutrition. Azumio works in collaboration with top researchers from Stanford University and University of California, San Francisco to bring the best health technologies to the mobile platform. The company is based in Palo Alto, CA and has raised funding from Founders Fund, Felicis Ventures and others. Azumio’s apps have appeared on and been recommended by Dr. Oz, ESPN, The New York Times, USA Today, Wired, Gizmodo and Lifehacker.