Facebook is Shutting Down Moves App this Month

Written by Allie

Facebook is shutting down Moves app, the motion tracking app it aquired in 2014. The app previously integrated with various wearable technology fitness trackers.

Moves automatically recorded daily activity, including running, walking, and cycling, from within your pocket or bag. It will officially shut down on July 31.

Facebook announced its decision to shutter the app in a press release on July 2, citing “low usage,” though Tech Crunch reports Move had 13 million active installs. (Facebook will also close two other aquired apps, tbh and Hello, and delete data within 90 days.)

Update: In addition to Moves, Jawbone devices have officially stopped sending data as of this month, after abruptly ceasing operations in 2017. Read on for alternatives.

Moving Onward

We enjoyed the Moves app for its fun design, and often recommended it as a free fitness app compatible with our system.

If you’ve used the Moves app or a Jawbone device with IncentFit in the past, you will need to choose another option for tracking your activity. Consider one of these three free alternatives to track your activity and keep earning credit!

Samsung Health

Exclusively for Android users, this free option allows you to track exercise, nutrition, and more. Record and track your daily activities and life as you get closer to your health goal. Manage health and environmental records such as heart rate, blood pressure, blood glucose levels, stress, sleep, and weight. Provide your daily snacks, food, water and caffeine intake and track your diet and weight. Get Samsung Health. (Note: Samsung Health does appears in Apple’s App Store, but the iOS version is not currently supported by IncentFit.)

Apple Health

The Health app highlights four categories: Activity, Sleep, Mindfulness, and Nutrition. It consolidates health data from iPhone, Apple Watch, and suggested third-party apps on your iPhone. Keep tabs on a wide array of data from blood pressure to weight and reproductive health. You can even create a medical ID card for emergencies. Even better, it comes pre-installed on the iPhone. Get Apple Health.

Google Fit

Fit tracks steps, time, distance, and calories to help you measure and achieve fitness goals. It uses the sensors built into your device to automatically track activities like walking, biking and running. Free and available on Android devices. Get Google Fit.

You may also be interested in our predictions about Google, Fitbit, and other fitness trackers.

Interested in a fitness tracking device? Check out our review of spring 2018’s newest trackers.

How to pair one of these new apps with your IncentFit account

For Google Fit:

  • Open the IncentFit App
  • Go to My Account > All Apps and Devices
  • Find Google Fit in the list and click Start Auto Syncing
  • Click Start Auto Syncing
  • If necessary choose the Google Account associated with Google Fit (this can be a personal Gmail)
  • Allow access

For Samsung and Apple Health:

  • Open the IncentFit App
  • Go to My Account > All Apps and Devices
  • Find your app in the list and click Start Auto Syncing
  • Click Start Auto Syncing
  • Enable all the sliders to allow access

If you are an HR administrator, or Wellness administrator of an organization, you may be interested in our guide on saving money by bulk purchasing workout trackers.

Interested in rewarding your employees for their healthy behaviours? Check out our customizable activity rewards solution!