Watch gets frozen on 0 after midnight about 50% of the time.
Seriously loved this app for my watch at first. After transitioning from a Garmin with the step counter, it was just what I needed to complement the ActivityTracker. However, I keep weird hours, and I am also a run streaker, who often has to do my daily run right at midnight. It’s incredibly frustrating when my watch is frozen at zero day in and day out, and I have to reset it to her three times, and put it on the charger 2 or 3 times before it will finally start counting steps. The steps DO count on the app phone, even if my phone is still, so obviously the app on the watch is tracking the steps, but it will not show up on the watch, where I need it to show up. Currently, my watch shows me to be at less than 500 steps, but my phone shows that I’m closer to 3000. I was wearing the watch while I ran on my treadmill at midnight, but the phone was sitting still on the treadmill. That means that I’m still dependent on my phone to know how many steps I’ve taken, which is pointless. That’s a discrepancy that will not work for somebody who manages statistics the way I do. The entire reason that I have the watch is so that I don’t need to carry my phone. If this can be fixed, I will change my rating to 5- stars.
best to-the-point step pedometer app found for iPhone6s+
This app does exactly what it says, nothing more, nothing less. It's perfectly created with the design of simplicity in mind. It's clean cut. Clean edged work, amazing. It counts the daily steps taken, counts and adds the daily distance, counts all flights of steps taken each day, adds all running total steps up for the week and gives you the total number, in an easy to read, simply no bogus step count!! It's awesome. I wanted an app that did just this and trust me whomever downloads won't be disappointed.
+I've only used this app for less then 2 weeks thus far. But plan to continue to use and update the review if needed.
++the TIP JAR! that idea was brilliant and I did indeed add to the tip jar. Instead of making this app expensive for everyone to try before even knowing how it works or if it's the correct fit of an app for the individual, this apps creator has made the tip jar for a one time 1.99 us$ fee and it's in the wording needed to see. Helps the app developer as well takes away the adds that may appear. However I never saw an add up to the point of doing the tip jar and still no adds!! Yay! Thank you
Would be great if it worked properly.
This app gives you achievements for things like meeting your step goal a certain number of times, or taking a certain number of steps in a day. That’s great, and it really encourages me to walk, moreso than just checking the number of steps on the Apple Health app.
The problem is that it simply doesn’t work properly. Today I climbed a steep hill, and it granted me 0 flights of stairs. I climbed the same hill five minutes later, and this time it gave me four flights. I would have hit an achievement if it had registered the first trek up the hill, but it didn’t.
And then sometimes it just randomly deducts steps I’ve taken. It credits them to me initally (and matches up with the Health app, so it seems to be an accurate number), then suddenly jumps to a much lower number. When I just checked my step count on the lock screen widget, it showed me 7900 steps, which is over my personal goal, thus giving me a 9-day streak. When I entered the app proper, it cut me down to 6449 steps, significantly below my goal and decimating my streak (and the April achievement). This is the third time I’ve seen this happen, and quite frankly, it’s the last. This app does me no good if it doesn’t accurately (or at the very least, consistently) track my activity. I’ll be deleting it and looking into alternatives.
Awesome app for this cooped up girl!
I have multiple health issues that keep me tied to home pretty much 90% of the time. After numerous surgeries and over 35 years of battling chronic pain, the last thing that I want to do is exercise.
On top of that, sunlight is not my friend! Because of one of my illnesses, I have to stay out of the sunlight completely. I have to keep my home very dark. I have to go out only after dark. So, needless to say, I was not getting very much exercise at all.
Enter this Pedometer ++ app into my life!! I have been using it for about 8 months now. I have a little path that I have created in my home that I walk in the mornings, evenings and during commercial breaks while I watch TV. I love how simple the app is but yet it gives you everything I need to feel motivated to do more. I’m not sure if if I’ll ever be able to walk or run a marathon, but I can definitely see a difference in my strength and stamina now. I definitely recommend this app for anyone who is looking for a good pedometer and especially for the elderly or medically challenged of any age (I’m 47) to get motivated to move more!!
Awesome, but would love one more option
UPDATE as of 4/4. I have gone 45 days without missing my goal. No rest days with that 45 days and another 25 ( with one rest day) and bc this my kids are in spring break, broke streak bc I didn’t didn’t hit goal 2 out three days.) I am a stay at home and I run 5-8 miles a day. I try to keep my phone in pocket at all times. I don’t, but if I did was easily put in at least 20,000 steps per day. I like the rest day option, but if I take two days off after being consistent for 20+ days my streak is broken. Would also love to have a sick day button. I’ll have an amazing streak and if I get sick, I obviously don’t get all my steps in. One time I tried to get at least 10,000 steps in with the flu and that was a big mistake. My bad decision though. A sick button would be great and also, if the app could identify a very active person and if that person misses two days in a row after making daily goal and then some for at least 20 days, the streak would not be broken. I’d pay $10 a month ( maybe more) for this app if had more options as mentioned.
For everyone, especially seniors
I gave this app five stars because it and similar apps perform the critical function of keeping people aware of exercise to augment proper diet...both of which can and do contribute to good health and longer life!
In other words, you either move or die. I am forever grateful for learning this as a young physician. My preferred form of exercise was once long distance running. But because I developed the bad habit of doing only right PLFs (parachute landing falls), I ended up needing a right hip replacement. And on one of my early jumps, I cracked the end of my left femur; so, I am now on the mend from a knee replacement.
Now, a little over 2 months out, I am back up to walking 2-5 miles three or four times a week. There is still some minor pain, but every good PT or orthopedist will remind you “motion is lotion”! Even if walking isn’t your thing, get out there and just do something strenuous 3-4 x per week.
Good Health to you all,
Dr. Marshall Dressel, COL, USA (Retired)
Out of sync
By Edit Dude
Pedometer ++ remains a wonderful tool. I’m surprised I hadn’t previously reviewed and rated. I’ve had a 5-star opinion of it up until the recent 3.4.5 update. Currently, toward the end of each day, I’ve observed that the count on my watch is always lower than the count on my phone. Yes, I’ve given plenty of time (and some app restarts) for the two to sync up. In reality it’s probably only a minor inconvenience since the phone app is where the long term log is kept and I believe it holds the accurate number of steps. But it is annoying when the watch is telling you there are still a few hundred steps left to go to reach your goal, but you have already met your goal as reported by the phone app.
While I’m here, I will also lament the fact that the series 4 infograph modular face complication is inferior to the complication for the old modular face. It only has a progress ring where as the old complication also included the actual step count and distance displayed inside the ring. I would really like that back.
I mostly love this app
Hi. I would really probably say 4.5. I haven’t been using this for that long, at least not consistently. However, when I realized it was available and doing its thing behind the scenes, I got excited about it. I bought an Apple Watch because of it. I liked what it did on my phone and wanted it to work when I do things without my phone in my hand or pocket, like walk/run on the treadmill or take a dance class or whatever. I wish there was more of an indication of the pace or periods when activity was higher, and an estimation of the calories burned. If I do a walking route I wish I could start and stop it just as a marker not literally stop and start—kind of like a stop watch. That would be helpful. Thank you! This is definitely helping me to feel encouraged. My dog loves that I take him to a huge off leash park or hiking and we go for a long while. It’s great for both of us and this app helps. Thanks, again.
Great app when it works but frustrating when it doesn’t
By They got this right
This is a great app if only because it lets you add steps as a complication. It does a great job of showing you your steps as you are walking or working out. But for some reason in the main section of the iPhone app it skips some days showing completely inaccurate data. Yesterday I logged 6956 steps according to Pedometer (6826 according to the Apple health app) but the day before according to Pedometer I only did 1110 steps. This was completely wrong and Apple shows me doing 5952 steps that day. I know that this seems silly but it’s a great way of motivating me to do work outs by giving me the awards for achievement of goals but you can’t get them if the app drops whole days from the data used for awarding them. So that is the reason why I am not going to give this app 5 stars. When and if they fix it I will definitely update my review and reassess the rating.
Thanks for the motivation!
I am now pretty active. That was not the case in the past. I’ve lost 55 pounds the last three years. I work out a few days a week and that is how I started losing the weight. I found this app a year ago and it has helped me to shed the last 20. It has helped me to stay accountable for my health and well being. Instead of sitting on the couch on my days off. I go for a walk, even if it’s for just a few blocks. I park farther from the store now. I do my shopping by my list from top to bottom instead of what is closer and I walk more at the store. At work instead of sitting for a break, I walk around the parking lot or building a few times. All this adds up through the day. If I’m close to my goal. I just take a few minutes to make sure I get there. Thank you for helping me get healthy!