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FitFreeway, the first game released by software developer BitGym, works in conjunction with your standard cardio machines and doesn't require any special equipment to function.

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It's past the middle of January, which means that 87.5983 percent of those who made a New Year's resolution to become more physically fit have already broken it (not scientifically verified). If you're one of those in danger of reverting to your former sedentary ways, read on, because a new game for iOS may be your answer.

It's called FitFreeway, and it's the first game from software developer BitGym. FitFreeway (and BitGym's other upcoming games) works in conjunction with your standard cardio machines without the need for any special hardware. When you work out, BitGym knows how fast you are exercising by reading the vibrations produced by your movements and the cardio machines. The iPad or iPhone's accelerometer picks up these vibrations and translates them into game actions. In FitFreeway, the faster you bike/run, the faster your race car moves. The game also uses the device's front-facing camera; steering the car is simply a matter of tilting your head to the left or right.

It may sound like just another novel iOS game, but BitGym is part of the inaugural class of health startup incubator Rock Health. It's also developed an SDK so other developers can create games that are not only fun, but promote a healthy lifestyle.

Take a look at the FitFreeway promo:

FitFreeway is available in the iTunes App Store right now for $2.99, but they also have a 'lite' version, so try it out and tell us what you think.


This post also appears on medGadget, an Atlantic partner site.

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