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By Matt Birchler
I've been writing here since 2010! Back when personal blogs were all the rage. Kids, ask your parents.

The Best Apple Watch App of 2016 is an iPhone App

Activity++ was released this past week and is my favorite Apple Watch app I have downloaded in a long time. It's a very simple app, but one that builds on and improves the standard Activity app in a few useful ways.

First, I love the UI. It's a little busy, but it lets you view your activity data better than the standard app at a glance. I especially like how it shows e my current streaks for my move, activity, and standing goals. Tapping on any day in the list gives you a 24 hour summary of when you were moving.

On the topic of streaks, Activity++ has an option for "rest days." This means that if you achieve your goals 6 days in a row, you can miss your goal on the 7th day and not break your streak. This is really convenient and works with how most people live. This is the equivalent of a cheat day on a diet, and it's a welcome addition.

Finally, there is a stats page that shows you your average daily total for all 3 major stats, when your you had your best day, how often you hit each goal, and what your best streak has been. There's also a eat map so you can see what part of the day you tend to get the most activity.

Activity++ is $2.99 on the App Store.

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Hey there, I'm Matt!

I'm a UI/UX designer at NMI and I make videos over on A Better Computer, which I think you'll love.

Hey there, I'm Matt!

I'm a UI/UX designer at NMI and I make videos over on A Better Computer, which I think you'll love. You can also check out my side projects, Quick Reviews and Quick BIN Lookup.