Lazy Jar is a fitness app that makes you pay for being lazy.
It's like a gym where you only pay if you don't go.
Unlike most other fitness apps of this nature, Lazy Jar doesn't reward you for working out. It punishes you for not working out.
Lazy Jar does this by reading your wearable data (e.g., via HealthKit) and determining if you met your weekly personal goals. And if you didn't, it penalizes you a monetary amount which you bet against yourself. Your penalty will be used to keep the app operational and pay our developers.
HOW IT WORKS
You pick a set of weekly goals that are trackable on your Fitbit® or Apple Watch.
Select the duration of your commitment — Eg. for three months.
Set your weekly monetary penalty for failing to meet these fitness targets.
Your commitment will start on Monday of the following week.
Once the commitment starts, your responsibility is to meet these weekly goals or be penalized the amount you set for yourself for any week where you miss your fitness targets.
Do this till the duration is up.
WHY LAZY JAR
Lazy Jar allows people of all different fitness levels to become a better version of their current selves.
With Lazy Jar you get to set your weekly personal goals.
Whether you're an athlete or just an individual who feels they could use more exercise in their life, Lazy Jar allows you to set weekly fitness metrics that can allow you to accomplish this goal.
Whether you want to get six pack abs or want to maintain your cardiovascular health, Lazy Jar can help you to achieve and sustain these goals.
Lazy Jar doesn't prescribe workout routines. You have to find a way to burn calories. Consistently sweating is more critical than the type of contemporary workout you adopt.
Lazy Jar forces you to get the most out of your gym by encouraging you to work out or be penalized for not doing so. It's really that simple.
Lazy Jar wouldn't cost you a dime if you always meet your weekly goals. And the best part is that you end up a stronger fitter person for consistently meeting your goals.
Lazy Jar supports:
Apple Watch via HealthKit
Contains fix for Apple Watch users who occasionally experience an app crash.
Ratings and Reviews
Liking this app so far!
Seems like a good replacement for the now-defunct Pact.
One comment: the "Pace:" displays are confusing if I look at the app in the morning. Maybe exclude the current day from the computation or prorate it?
Edit: thanks for the reply! Still think it would be more useful if the pace did not assume that I'm going to do nothing for the rest of the current day - most of the time that is not true. If I'm looking at the app, I'm probably wanting to know if I've hit the required pace for the current day, or what pace I would need to hit. Perhaps those fields could update on a daily or prorated basis?
Developer Response ,
Hi David, thanks a ton for the feedback.
The pace is definitely a little scary to look at in the morning.
It’s calculated without the current day. The pace shows you how much you have to do for the rest of the week assuming you do nothing during the current day.
As a result you’ll notice the pace amount improving as the current day progresses, since you are most likely increasing your activity numbers for the current day.
I know I’ve said a mouthful. Please let me know if that helped at all.
Hmmm, David that’s actually a cool idea. Giving the user in-depth analysis on a day to day basis might be something we’ll look into, once we’ve taken care of some basic functional improvements.
Could be an advanced dashboard view.
Looking forward to more options
I’m enjoying the accountability this gives me. I’m best motivated by financial consequences, so this is a perfect setup for me. I do wish I were able to select which metrics to track. I couldn’t care less about calories burned, but active hours and sleep hours would be great to have as options to track!
Developer Response ,
Hmmm. That's definitely something worth considering.
I really appreciate this feedback. At the moment, my motivation for creating Lazy Jar is to live a more active life.
But I can definitely see a future version of the app allowing for more choice metrics that can be tracked via the wearable.
Love this app, now it’s even better!
So excited I can now use my Apple Watch with this app! For people like me that just need a tiny little extra motivation to keep active, losing money for not working out is the difference between getting up to workout or not. I love it! Make sure to make your “bet” high enough it will hurt if you miss a week’s goal.
Developer Response ,
Glad to hear it! 😊
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.