Miles with Friends is a social fitness app designed to help maintain your healthy goals.
By challenging yourself along with your friends to record the miles you travel through exercise — from walking, biking, running, swimming or one of 70 ways we help you calculate your movement — you will keep each other on track toward a shared fitness goal.
Every mile you earn and record in the app, you keep. We believe this is a more positive fitness approach than simply watching your weight loss, which can fluctuate (and isn't so much fun to share with your friends).
Through the Miles with Friends app, we empower you to stay active and motivated all year and work as a team for your fitness.
So, let's see how far we can all go together!
"Love Miles with Friends! It keeps me motivated! I've been participating in the site-wide challenges since the beginning, and find I exercise more than not so that I have an entry to make at the end of each day. I'm mostly competitive with myself, but there is friendly competition with the 'friends' on the app, and support, too!"
- Laura H.
First things first, create a FREE account to get moving with Miles with Friends. You can use your exisitng Facebook login or create a new username and password.
Dive right in to the app to participate in our current site-wide challenge open to everyone, the "COVID-19 Weekly Challenge." Simply log in to the app every day to enter your miles recorded from your personal tracking device. We even feature automatic syncing with Fitbit!
Once you are are recording your daily miles traveled, you're ready to create a private challenge and invite your friends, family, workmates or neighborhood exercise squad to join with you.
To create your own event, you provide a name, start and end date, and a miles goal you would like to reach before the end of the challenge. Then, you're off to the races!
Once in to the app, you can found out more in the Help & FAQ section:
In no time, you and your friends will be racking up the miles and reaching your movement and health goals... together!
Miles with Friends from Dynamic Patterns is developed by Matthew T. Dearing. A father to two young ones and husband with a professional day job as a software developer, Matthew's expanded interests span citizen science, informal STEM education, neurotechnology, scientific technical editing, and, of course, developing web applications that support our healthy living.
A complete bio is available from Dynamic Patterns Research.
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If available, then you will receive a message to your registered email address with your username and a link to reset your password.
A new social feed for participants is under development. In the mean time, follow our Facebook page to stay up to date with the app and be motivated to move!.
Some days you just can't get very far, right? Or, moving distances just isn't your thing. So, Miles with Friends provides the option to convert your other exersice and movement routines into equivalent miles travelled.
Simply select the type of activity you performed from the "non-distance type" selection list, and enter the minutes you performed this activity. Miles with Friends will convert your minutes into miles to record into the Leader Board.
Be sure not to "double dip" your miles! If you are also recording your steps with a wearable device or your smart phone, you won't want to include these steps with your non-distance activity record.
This mintues-to-miles conversion is based on scientific research from 2010 published in the journal Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise, which you may preview online. (Med Sci Sports Exerc. 2010 Oct; 42(10): 1819-1825.)
Create and manage events and invite your friends to participate.
Please report any issues or unexpected behavior so we can squash those bugs ASAP. Also, send us your ideas for new features and what will make this app your best tool for healthy motivation!
Release date: March 7, 2019 ~ 9,131 lines of code
Release date: February 16, 2019 ~ 7,547 lines of code