I’m a fitness fan and Azumio’s Argus is one of my favorite applications to track my steps, runs and bicycle rides. As I stopped using any health and fitness app which doesn’t export data to Apple’s Health application in iOS 8, I was pleasantly surprised learning that Azumio just issued a nice Argus refresh which rectifies the problem.
For starters, the new version 3.6 now runs natively on the bigger iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus screens. More importantly, Argus can now export your workouts and calories to the Health app.
Oh, and the new version won’t crash as often nor will it drain your battery as fast as before. They’ve reduced memory footprint across all devices and if you run Argus on your iPhone 5s with iOS 7, you should benefit from a few bug fixes as well.
Argus 3.6 changelog:
- Bugfix for a crash in low memory conditions.
- Bugfix for iPhone 5S on iOS7
- Apple Health Data support for workouts and calories
- iPhone 6 and 6 plus screen optimized
- Battery optimizations
If you’re not familiar with Argus, it’s an all-encompassing activity tracker capable of tracking a wide range of health and fitness related activities.
In addition to your daily steps take and active calories burned, Argus helps you plot your running, cycling and driving on a map, create food diaries, set daily goals for steps, sleep time and hydration.
It has built-in support for third party wearable devices and health apps and uses Apple’s M7 and M8 motion processors in the iPad Air, iPad Air 2, iPad mini 2, iPad mini 3, iPhone 5s, iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus to keep energy consumption at a minimum.
The software features a honeycomb-based UI, with each cell representing a distinct activity. Tap a cell one to get more information or tap and hold for two seconds to bring up the aggregated views of your inputs.
And if you want to add water levels to your data, just tilt your iPhone 180 degrees back and forth.
Argus is a free iPhone download from the App Store. iOS 7.1 or later is required.