Saturday, 6 January 2018

Part 3: Counting Steps For #Fitness - Road Testing The Best Step Trackers #Walking #StepCount

DC Editor Adam writes…

At the start of January, I set out on a quest to find the best step counting app. My initial aim was to find a replacement for the iSteps app that is no longer being updated and is now incompatible with my phone.

The iSteps app was a simple-to-read and easy-to-use app and I was looking to replace like with like - i.e. something straightforward with few frills.

So far I've tested the really very good Stepz appcatch up with the review HERE.

I followed it up with the slightly "Meh" and cumbersomely named Steps – Step Counter, Pedometer, Activity Tracker. Read review HERE.

Now on Day 3 I think I may have found the perfect basic walk app - from the name down, everything about it is simplicity itself. Ladies and gentlemen, roll-up for… Steps.


Okay, bottom of the class for poetic invention in the name dept, but this app delivers. If all you want is a step counter with absolutely NO whistles and bells, then take a look at this…

How's THAT for minimalism?

You can set the distance to metric or olden days (okay, Imperial if you must call it that) and you check and compare your daily stats with one tap…

There is an option to count calories, too, and this can be unlocked for £1.99 – but if you merely want a step counter as a rough guide to help with exercise goals, this app does everything you need without the calorie function.

Simplicity itself. Five stars.

I'll be continuing my investigations throughout January. In the meantime, if you are using a step counting app or pedometer that you'd like to recommend, drop me a line at the usual address.

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