A lot or a little?
The parents' guide to what's in this app.
What parents need to know
What's it about?
To get started with CHARITY MILES - RUNNING & WALKING DISTANCE TRACKER, sign up with Facebook or a personal email address. Enable location, motion detection, and notifications. Select a charity from the extensive list and start moving. The process of starting the app each time you walk, bike, or run is easy: Select a charity, select your activity, and begin to move. GPS tracking begins instantly. Tap "Stop" when your exercise is complete, and share via social media, if desired. Tap your profile to view total miles, sessions, and the charities you've funded. You can also set reminders for yourself.
Is it any good?
This app is a terrific tool for teens and adults to turn their fitness goals into community service as they earn donations for national charities. Charity Miles - Running & Walking Distance Tracker may inspire teens and adults to get moving, or it can give people already in motion a larger purpose to their fitness routines. Being able to choose charities from a long list of well-known, national nonprofit organizations and watching how far you've walked, how many sessions you've used the app, and how much money has been raised for each group is really motivating. This app exemplifies the credo "The best way to reach your goals is to help others reach theirs."
Talk to your kids about ...
Families can talk about the charities your teen chooses. Check out each charity's website to find out the ways they spend donations and who benefits. Find and compare their ratings on a charity watchdog site.
Talk about how goals can often benefit both yourself and other people. Besides fitness goals, what are some other goals (academic, ecological, financial) that can benefit you and others?
Give your teen some reminders about safety when walking, running or biking outdoors: Always let an adult know your route, use reflective gear if you're out at dawn, dusk, or dark, and so on.
- Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
- Skills: Self-Direction: achieving goals, effort, goal-setting, motivation
Emotional Development: persevering
Responsibility & Ethics: honoring the community
Health & Fitness: fitness, movement
- Price: Free
- Pricing structure: Free
- Release date: September 27, 2016
- Category: Health & Fitness
- Topics: Sports and Martial Arts
- Size: 101.00 MB
- Publisher: Charity Miles
- Version: 4.0.2
- Minimum software requirements: iOS 9.0 or later; Android 4.0 and up
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