Great idea but slow and buggy The idea behind Fitocracy is great: use gamification to motivate you to workout. You can level up, do quests, and see how you compare to others. The selection of workouts are good and the point system gives you a good idea of how you're progressing. However, I have found the app buggy and slow. For example, I must restart the app almost everyday because the current date is incorrect. I will continue using this app because of its concept, but the Fitocracy website is much better than the app.
App itself great, functionality not so much I've been using this on and off for a few weeks. The app itself is fine, doesn't crash or glitch on me. My issue is the functionality and decision making of the design. It seriously lacks logical flow and things I would think be in one place are actually in a completely different one. Example: Naming my workouts is a workout by itself. To me this should be a choice within the workout, not a separate step tucked away in a corner menu. Took me a while to figure it out and I use lots of different apps.
It's okay, limited exercises compared to others It's cool having the social platform where people can ask questions and whatnot. But the exercise library could be expanded. Also they should change all of the exercises to have the option of adding weight to the activity. Crunches on a ball, can't add weight, dips can't add weight. Just make everything have that option.
Update: This version no longer seems to be maintained by the developer. It's been 6 months without a patch and known bugs are staking up. I cannot recommend this app on Android in it's current condition. Old: Great for tracking exercise, doesn't have intrusive ads, simple UI, web service backed. The 2.0 version brought a faster-to-use UI.
Like the website but bad android app Every time I open the app, it crashes. When I open it a second time it works. My level and continuous score never updates, even though I add workouts. The feed always shows me what was new back when I installed the app upon opening it. Has to reload it to show me recent things. Very slow in general. Want it to be as good as the website.
I'm convinced the author has abandoned this app. They only fix iPhone problems. This app still freezes when adding advanced. 😬. It's been 2 years and it's still broken. I'll probably cancel my hero account because of it. This app is significantly better on Apple devices. EDIT: As if 1/20/2016 the app still has lots of bugs and errors, crashes, etc. IPhone version is great but Android version will probably remain crappy. EDIT: As of 3/4/2016 the app still is broken with lots of problems. 😡 EDIT: AS OF
• Fixes for login and registration issues
• Improvements to performance and stability
Lifestyle companion to track your fitness, weight, diet, food & sleep.