O2 launches walking application for phones


For all networks to use

Former British Telecom mobile phone network O2 has announced an application from its Health Unit under the name of ‘Healthy’, which is set to encourage people to walk a lot more.

O2 unveiled Health at Cancer Research UK’s Shine London 2011 event – the charity’s night-time walking marathon, open to men and women aged 13 years and above.

Shine raises money for Cancer Research UK, where the Shine series is now in its second year and came to London for the first time in 2011. The Shine walk took place on Sunday 1st May in Manchester, and Shine Glasgow took place on Saturday 10th September in 2011

Healthy is a free mobile app that tracks the customer’s walking progress, whilst displaying their walk on an a map and recording how far they’ve archived and how many calories have been burnt – all of which can be shared with family and friends via Facebook, directly from the App

The O2 Healthy software also rewards progress made, with badges to collect and a ‘Keep me Walking’ button that provides quirky ways of motivating people to keep going with random jokes and facts about walking.

The O2 Healthy app is now available to download for the Apple iPhone, regardless of network and O2 is also developing a version for Android devices.

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