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What the app says

I have always loved walking. For me, is not just about physical#exercise but one of the best and cheapest ways of relieving and tension. It makes my head clear and never fails to lift up my spirits whenever I feel weighed down.

I have never actually counted how much I walk or for how long or how many steps I take. I just walk until I feel that i have got rid of the emotional baggage that i have been carrying around.

Although, I am sure my walking habit also takes care of the pounds I put on by eating brownies late at night when my children are asleep or the chocolates that my husband once brought from his trip:-)

But today, I was browsing Play store and came across a free app which is actually a . I walked around carrying my phone and found it quite accurate.

The app tells me that:

I covered a distance of 1 mile in exactly 20 minutes.

I burned only 79 .

I took almost 2250 steps for my I mile distance (My stride is not too big).

I wonder how these stats measure up to other people. Have you ever used an app or pedometer to keep an account of your walks?


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Koalemos wrote on February 10, 2015, 12:21 PM

That sounds quite an interesting app and is no doubt monitored by GPS.

valmnz wrote on February 10, 2015, 2:26 PM

I installed an app on my phone a couple of months ago. It's not one that measures every step throughout the day, but is used when i go out for a specified walk. I love it. It tells me how far I walk, for how long. If I was interested I could also see the number of steps taken and the calories used.

WordChazer wrote on February 10, 2015, 3:37 PM

I have never used an app or ped, but my average when walking a Half Marathon at full race pace was around 15 minutes/mile. I completed my fastest Half in 3 hours 20 minutes at my best, which was around 4.2mph. Like you, I walk rather than run, and having tried a run-walk Half, I can say that I walk faster than I run, by some way. Metronomic pace until I stop.

bestwriter wrote on February 10, 2015, 9:35 PM

I will go for it as I walk round my garden atleast 50 times a day. Is that mobile application. How does it work?

Dawnwriter wrote on February 10, 2015, 11:33 PM

I will also use mine for specified walk. I do not consider the steps taken between bedroom and kitchen as walking emoticon :smile:

Dawnwriter wrote on February 10, 2015, 11:36 PM

That's great pace. I am only 5ft 2inches so my stride is not too long. According to the app, I walk at rate of 2.8 miles per hour Which is good enough for me.

Dawnwriter wrote on February 10, 2015, 11:38 PM

You need android phone for that or I guess any smartphone. Search in Google play store for pedometer app and dowload it. You need to hold the phone in your hand while walking. The app will show you all statistics and I think keep weekly, monthly records etc too.

carolscash wrote on February 11, 2015, 7:12 AM

I have not heard of this app, but I think that it would be a good one to have. I would think that it would be a great app to have.

crowntower wrote on February 11, 2015, 2:23 PM

I love walking too but I never try that pedometer. I agree with you about walking, It is cool to walk after work, even after school it is really give me joy, while looking at the surrounding and thanking God silently or just keep praying while walking -- a silent prayer. sometimes I stop and look up to the sky and just enjoy looking at clouds (but of course I don't stand in the middle of the road, Lol!).

WordChazer wrote on February 12, 2015, 1:43 PM

I'm only 5ft half an inch, so even shorter than you. I just walk like a streak of greased lightning at times after a lifetime of keeping up with taller people (let's face it, everones taller than me!)