1. msm0511's Avatar
    I noticed in another thread many of you use apps to count your steps. Is it because they are more accurate than the step counting in Apple's Activity App, for more in depth info, or another reason? Just curious.
    04-17-2018 08:27 PM
  2. Annie_8plus's Avatar
    I use Stepz, because it works well with Apple's health app, and I really like the app's format. It's also on my Watch, which may be overkill, but I'm keeping it for now because I'm used to it!

    I tend to be a little OCD, and this has really motivated me to get out there and walk!
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    04-18-2018 01:33 PM
  3. metllicamilitia's Avatar
    I can see why people would want to use a step counting app, especially if coming from a Fitbit, but I don’t use one myself. I know I walk most of the day and a 2-3 mile day is a slow day.
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    04-18-2018 02:24 PM
  4. msm0511's Avatar
    I just use the built in step counter. Wasn't sure if folks used other apps because they're more accurate.
    04-18-2018 03:45 PM
  5. Lee_Bo's Avatar
    Pedometer++ here. No reason, just because.
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    04-18-2018 07:20 PM
  6. eyecrispy's Avatar
    I don’t use a separate app. Just the native counter. I used to use Fitbit and Apple Watch but that became too annoying to manage. I do miss the social aspects of Fitbit though.
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    04-18-2018 07:23 PM
  7. msm0511's Avatar
    At one point I used runtastic as my pedometer, but since the Apple Watch came out and Apple has put more work into the Health and Activity apps I find it better to stick with Apple.

    I don't have any evidence either way, but I wonder if step counting apps have a negative effect on battery life?
    04-19-2018 12:06 PM
  8. doogald's Avatar
    Well, you can always "Hey Siri, how many steps have I walked" and it will bring you to the total in the Activity app on the watch without installing a third party app. (I know that a lot of people like to have a complication for this, though.)
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    04-19-2018 12:08 PM
  9. msm0511's Avatar
    Well, you can always "Hey Siri, how many steps have I walked" and it will bring you to the total in the Activity app on the watch without installing a third party app. (I know that a lot of people like to have a complication for this, though.)
    You know I never really thought about asking Siri for my step count. I usually just tap on my activity rings and scroll down. Thanks!
    04-19-2018 12:14 PM
  10. Tartarus's Avatar
    Back in the day I used Pedometer++ but since having an Watch I use the activity app to see my step counts
    04-19-2018 12:38 PM
  11. Mac Guy's Avatar
    I don't do step counts, but I can see that they might be more consistent than the exercise app for Walk Workouts, and have more appeal.

    I've seen many complaints about people 'exercising and not getting the credit they believe they deserver. I think pilot error in understanding Apple's implementation is the biggest part of the discrepancy.

    Whether Apple's step counting is more or less accurate than any third-party app (which probably uses Apple data anyway) or competing device, step counting is probably more consistent than exercise minutes.

    Anyway you cut it, any activity measuring metric that encourages us to be more active is good.

    Now pass me another macaroon!
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    04-22-2018 08:52 AM
  12. steveh552's Avatar
    At one point I used runtastic as my pedometer, but since the Apple Watch came out and Apple has put more work into the Health and Activity apps I find it better to stick with Apple.

    I don't have any evidence either way, but I wonder if step counting apps have a negative effect on battery life?
    I use runtastic to track my walks. Mainly I use to map the walk but also I like the idea of having my hikes/walks to be tracked separate from just daily walking. On top that I use my hands to make a living and well, I sometimes hit 10k steps before I have walked a mile do to hand movement.
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    05-09-2018 09:56 PM
  13. iphone fan's Avatar
    I feel like a lot of people probably use the iPhone step counter in the Fitbit app just for the competition between friends and you don't need to buy an actual Fitbit.
    05-09-2018 10:10 PM
  14. msm0511's Avatar
    I use runtastic to track my walks. Mainly I use to map the walk but also I like the idea of having my hikes/walks to be tracked separate from just daily walking. On top that I use my hands to make a living and well, I sometimes hit 10k steps before I have walked a mile do to hand movement.
    That makes complete sense!
    05-10-2018 05:46 AM

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