How much does it cost to build a fitness tracker app?

Standard price for a fitness tracker app: $37,500

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What is a fitness tracker app?

A fitness tracker application is a mobile app that enables users to track their daily physical activity. Fitness apps usually provide the user with tools for monitoring and documenting their workouts, including graphs and charts displaying workout data over time. Some fitness applications also include social networking features to enable users to share progress updates with friends or followers.

fitness apps share features with other health management apps, such as meditation apps, sleep tracking apps, and diet tracking apps. Most popular fitness trackers include Fitbit, Jawbone, and Garmin.

Here are some recent fitness tracker app examples built with Crowdbotics:

  • A fitness app that pairs to the Garmin watch line. When you choose a workout, it will get sent to the watch which will guide you through. The watch will display the rep count, the exercise, and the health information.

  • A mobile app very similar to Strava but with competitions in place. App will track your running, walking, cycling and cycling activities. You can compete in competitions and email notification when you get 1st, 2nd, 3rd place. Needs to track distance and speed.

  • The client app will have Live stream work outs each week through the app. Multiple workout options available each day (Trainer uploads) Newsfeed is just events and news about the gym. Can view class schedules and select a workout time. Assigns workout to members of his gym for a certain day or individually. Login has five options, select workout, chat with coach, view news feed, view and reserve class, heathy living.

What is the typical cost to build a fitness tracker app?

A fitness tracker app usually costs $37,500 to build. However, the total cost can be as low as $25,000 or as high as $50,000. A fitness tracker app with a low number of features (also known as a "minimum viable product", or MVP) will be more affordable than an app that includes all intended functionality.

For example, here are some recent fitness tracker app price quotes from Crowdbotics:

  • $15,000

  • $22,500

  • $20,000

Here are some considerations that may impact the cost of a app:

How long does it take to build a fitness tracker app?

A fitness tracker app usually takes 256 hours to build. However, a fitness tracker app can be built in as few as 133 hours, or in as many as 333 hours. The exact timeline mostly depends on how complicated your app is. As a general rule, it will take longer if you require highly custom designs, niche features, or non-standard release platforms.

For example, the most recent fitness tracker apps built with Crowdbotics received the following hourly estimates:

  • 200

  • 300

  • 267

How to successfully grow your fitness tracker application

A fitness tracker needs to show users that it can provide value above and beyond other fitness trackers on the market. To do this, a fitness tracker app should provide insight into users' health and wellness, and also make it easy for users to share their progress with friends on social media.

Risks and challenges of building a fitness tracker application

A fitness tracker faces similar legal and reputational risks as a dating app, but also has privacy risks related to the storage of sensitive health data. It is recommended that fitness apps use secure smartphone APIs for accessing user medical records and conduct routine audits to ensure that all user data is stored securely.

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