People generally spend a lot of time walking during the day. At one point I was high school mathematics teacher and I spent a ton of time on my feet. People would ask me if I exercised, and I would always say that I didn’t need too, because work was enough. In reality, I had always wondered how many calories I burned a day and that is where Go Pedometer comes in. The app’s SmartStep™ technology automatically tracks your steps while the phone is in your pocket.
Go Pedometer only requires that you enter your height & weight and that you press start before you put the phone in your pocket. The app takes care of everything else, including the total distance walked, calories burned, and your average movement speed throughout the day. You might be thinking that the concept is faulty given that people aren’t moving sometimes and it will keep counting. Believe or not, the timer in the app automatically stops when you aren’t walking and resumes when you are.
Go Pedometer’s user interface is quite appealing with well-designed screens and nice colors. The app is easy to use and provides a history and matching graph for all your past walking sessions. Go Pedometer will also work fine with jogging or running, and provides an interface for listening to your iTunes music. It is worth noting that the developers programmed the phone’s screen to turn off when it is put in your pocket to save your battery. This is very necessary, given that the GPS will be running.
Requires: iPh0ne/iPod Touch/iPad; iOS 4.0 and up
Download size: 9.3 MB