WHAT’S IT ABOUT?
To get started with Charity Miles — Running & Walking Distance Tracker, sign up with Facebook or a personal email address. Enable location, motion detection, and notifications. Select a charity from the extensive list and start moving. The process of starting the app each time you walk, bike, or run is easy: Select a charity, select your activity, and begin to move. GPS tracking begins instantly. Tap “Stop” when your exercise is complete, and share via social media, if desired. Tap your profile to view total miles, sessions, and the charities you’ve funded. You can also set reminders for yourself.
IS IT ANY GOOD?
This app is a terrific tool for teens and adults to turn their fitness goals into community service as they earn donations for national charities. Charity Miles — Running & Walking Distance Tracker may inspire teens and adults to get moving, or it can give people already in motion a larger purpose to their fitness routines. Being able to choose charities from a long list of well-known, national nonprofit organizations and watching how far you’ve walked, how many sessions you’ve used in the app, and how much money has been raised for each group is really motivating. This app exemplifies the credo, “The best way to reach your goals is to help others reach theirs.”
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RATING AND CONTENT
Recommended for ages 13 and older
Quality: 5 out of 5
Educational value: 3 out of 5
Ease of play: 4 out of 5
Violence: 0 out of 5
Sex: 0 out of 5
Language: 0 out of 5
Drinking, drugs, and smoking: 0 out of 5
Consumerism: 2 out of 5 (Are products/advertisements embedded? Is the title part of a broader marketing initiative/empire? Is the intent to sell things to kids?)
Devices: iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch, Andriod
Release date: September 27, 2016
Category: Health & Fitness
Size: 101.00 MB
Publisher: Charity Miles
Minimum software requirements: iOS 9.0 or later; Android 4.0 and up