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My State on Sunday 9/52

Weekly Rating: 9/10

Highlight: Impressing people and spending the day at Lingfield racecourse with the family

Lowlight: Losing every race I bet on at Lingfield, it turns out I’m rubbishat betting

Felt: Pumped, ended the week on a massive high

Watched: The horse racing at Lingfield.

Read: The Diaries of a Fleet Street Fox, finished this and have now started on The Fear Index .

Visited: Work, a racecourse, pubs, bars and friends

Want: to have an iPhone without a smashed screen, an inebriated imbecile dropped it on the pavement.

Need: to have the most positive week ever, this one could have answers, and quite a few of them 🙂

Miss: Having a phone I can use without getting shards of glass getting stuck in me.

Learnt: I am really rubbish at betting on horses, I bet on all 7 races and didn’t even pick a horse that placed.

 

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The current No.1 App on my iPhone

This is my new best app ever, I might be exaggerating a little bit but it is pretty good. It is only available on iOS at the time of writing, but android is said to be coming soon.

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It not only incentivises you to exercise, it also rewards you for doing so. So far I have been a member for two weeks, done 7 workouts and earned $3.5. Ok it’s not megabucks, but if I keep this up in a year I will have paid for at least one month’s gym membership, not bad. If I don’t keep it up I will be $10 poorer for every week I miss.

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The concept is easy and works well. You make a pact to workout X amount of times a week, and if you fail to do that you forfeit $X from your bank account. If you are good and complete your pact you get a reward, the reward comes from a pot of all the users that didn’t complete their pact. The app GPS locates you to a gym when you check in and you must workout for a minimum of 30 minutes, and  it works in conjunction with RunKeeper if you prefer to run on the roads, and again you must clock a minimum of 30 minutes.

There are definitely some hiccups though. Firstly the app didn’t recognise my first week’s activities but, that was very easy to sort, with a quick email. The second problem, is the check-in at a gym system needs GPS, so if you gym is underground it cuts out. Not helpful, but the gym pact team tried to correct my information pretty quickly, it’s all gone a bit wrong unfortunately but I’m sure it will be sorted.

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Yes, I know you savvy people have realised you could check in at the gym and spend 30 minutes sat in the cafe, but as you have to do a minimum of 2 workouts a week and that will earn you a reward of approximately $2. So, if you value your time at $2 per hour or £1.25 per hour in real money, go for it, but I hope you think more of yourself.

All in all, it is great. The premise is great, the motivation it creates is awesome and I hope in time the app will work perfectly.

 

Airplay Speakers

Because I can’t survive without my iPhone in my hand

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