Synopsis of the App
Work out, earn points and play games as exercise becomes playtime with Atari Fit's gamified global fitness app.
Platform and Price
Free: Apple and Android
3 out of 5
- Track distance, speed and calories burned.
- Get a workout using over 150 exercise routines from full-body circuit training to running programs.
- Connect with friends and compete with others by creating a team or joining an existing one.
- Earn reward points based on the calories you burn.
- Use reward points to take a trip down memory lane and play old school Atari games on your phone, unlock additional exercise routines or exchange them for items at Walgreens.
- Easily log custom exercises and activities.
- Compatible with wearables like Fitbit and Jawbone.
- Connect and share data with complementary apps like Runkeeper, HealthKit and GoogleFit.
- Sign up using Google, Facebook or an email address.
- Lacks the polished, sleek design common in many of the other apps in the category.
- For best results, users must allow Atari Fit to read and write to the health data stored on their phone, which may raise privacy concerns.
- Workout plans are represented with a single image versus a video or animated clip demonstrating the full movement, leaving room for user error.
- Small, difficult-to-read font at times.
- Noted some misspelled words and improper grammar usage.
- Only three games to play (Pong, Centipede and Super Breakout), conspicuously leaving out the beloved and iconic Pac-Man.
Children of the '80s can briefly reminisce as Atari is all grown up and wants to make fitness a game. It's a great idea in theory, but, unfortunately, AtariFit lacks many of the features present in other fitness apps in the category.