Most of us like to stay fit to keep our bodies free of illnesses and at the same time, build immunity. While working out or going on runs might not be meant for everyone due to time constraints and lack of motivation, there are a bunch of apps out there that help us get the best possible results from simply walking. By letting us know the number of steps we’ve taken in a particular day, some apps can even motivate us to take that extra step to help us reach our preset goal or break new personal records.
We’re going to discuss a few of these apps that make use of the pedometer to accurately judge the number of steps we’ve taken in a single day or over a vast period of time. So let’s have a look.
5 Best Pedometer Apps For Android
Nike+ has been around for a while on the Play Store and has an ever growing community of runners to take inspiration from. While it’s meant for runs, you can also go on walks using the app, to help you map out your distance (ideal for outdoor walking), along with metrics like distance, time per mile etc. The app also comes with audio guided workouts and runs, helping you push yourself to that extra mile whenever necessary. The social aspect in this app is also very admirable, as it lets your friends cheer you on when you’re on a run, giving you the much needed motivation.
The best part about Nike+ is that you can sync your stock music player with Nike+ and control it directly from the app without needing to switch the application. You get access to a wide range of metrics, including distance traveled, time splits and so on. Overall, if you’re a novice or an expert runner and rely on the pedometer to get data on your runs, the Nike+ app is all you need to have on your phone. The app is free to download, and has no ads or in-app purchases.
This app comes from Under Armour, one of the pioneers of modern day fitness equipment and apparel. The Walk community is about 30 million strong, so you are likely to find a fitness freak buddy on this app to help you get motivate and share your progress with. But this app doesn’t focus heavily on only running as walking is also given importance here. Realizing that not everybody can run on a regular basis, the app helps you track your regular walks to keep you in shape and burn some calories in the process.
You can even make a mention of your new shoes on the app, and the mileage tracker will notify you when the shoes are getting old to avoid injuries and discomfort while walking. However, users are recommended to check their shoes everyday before going on runs so as to avoid any unforeseen accidents. All your data from smart devices like Garmin, Fitbit, Jawbone, and even Android Wear syncs seamlessly with the app, so you don’t need to manually log the data here. The app is free to download, but comes with ads and in-app purchases.
This app, simply put, helps you track your steps in a day. It can even track your walks thanks to GPS support, showing you a map of where you’ve been on a particular day. You also get access to a detailed chart of the steps you’ve taken in a day, week, or month, helping you get a very good idea of your fitness regimen. Even if you’re not someone who actively runs or walks for fitness purposes, it helps to have this app on your device as it can motivate you to walk more in a particular day. Anywhere between 10,000 – 15,000 steps is considered normal for the average human.
The app will also motivate you to walk more than you do, which will significantly benefit your fitness regime. As you would expect, the app also comes with a GPS widget, helping you see the number of steps you’ve taken in a particular day. If you have your data synced on Google Fit, the app will handle that as well, allowing you to easily pull up old fitness data. Accupedo Pedometer is a free download on the Google Play Store and is ad-supported. There are no in-app purchases, however.
This particular app has been around for quite some time and has built a community of walkers and runners who rely on its services to keep themselves fit. The app can automatically count each step you take (as long as the phone is with you) without having to start tracking your walks manually. This is pretty much like a third-party version of Google Fit, which can also count steps on its own without manual interaction.
The developers mention that you don’t need any other weight loss devices as this app will be sufficient in helping you cut down fat and stay in shape. The app is free to download and there are no annoying ads or in-app purchases here.
This is a slightly different take on weight loss as it lets you play “missions” involving zombies to keep yourself in shape. The concept is pretty novel and helps greatly in cutting down weight and making sure you stay in shape. There are a series of missions to choose from here, which in addition to helping you burn fat, also makes the whole process extremely satisfying for the users.
The app is available in free and paid versions. The former has certain limitations, understandably, but it’s definitely worth a try to give you a good idea of what the features of the app are like. It’s hard to simply call this an app as it is pretty much a game. The free version of the app comes with ads and in-app purchases. Be sure to check it out.