Push-Up Wars Review
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Push-Up Wars Review

Our Review by Chris Hall on January 21st, 2011
Rating: starstarstarstarhalfstar :: PROOF FTW
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There are a ton of puh-up apps in the App Store, but none make you prove your worth quite like Push-Up Wars.

Developer: DailyBurn
Price: $0.99
Version Reviewed: 1.0.1

iPhone Integration Rating: starstarstarstarhalfstar
User Interface Rating: starstarstarstarhalfstar
Re-use / Replay Value Rating: starstarstarstarstar

Overall Rating: starstarstarstarhalfstar

I've reviewed quite a few push-up apps in my time, and I think I can say that this one is absolutely the best. The reason for its success though is also a reason for concern for some users, as the only way to submit push-ups is to connect them to Facebook Connect.

[caption id="attachment_62935" align="alignright" width="200" caption="This is not me... he can do way more push-ups than I can."]

[/caption]The way Push-Up Wars works is that it actually records you performing your push-ups so that you can't cheat. After recording your push-ups within the app (for proof of completion) and entering in the number of push-ups you completed, the app shoots the video to its server that is linked to Facebook for everyone to watch. The very best part of the app is that when you look at the global leaderboards and see that some guy pumped out 127 pushups, you can actually watch the video of him doing them. If you see a crazy number (or any false number/fake video) on the leaderboards you can even flag it for the developers to take down. This push-up challenge is 100% proof based, and that alone makes it better than anything else I've seen.

As long as you don't go into the purchase thinking that you are buying a push-up trainer, and don't have an issue with posting your push-ups on Facebook for everyone to see, there really isn't a better push-up challenge system you can buy. In the future I would like to see some alternative push-up challenges (one armed push-ups, one leg push-ups, diamond push-ups etc.), but the system set up is perfect for the competitive push-up challenge. Pick it up today and challenge some friends... or try to take on the world!

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