This app records walking-related information including the number of steps, distance, time and speed. This information is recorded as daily, weekly and monthly totals. The app also calculates the calories (energy) burned.
✔ The app is very simple and easy to use.
✔ It takes user’s gender, weight and step distance into account.
✘ The app may also measure other activity such as bike-riding and add it to the step count.
✘ The accuracy of the calories used reading is not known because there is no information describing how this calculation was done.
Date of review: July 2015 Platform reviewed: Android App version: 5.15 Download size: 17.0 MB
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Reviewer: Dietitian App Review Working Group, Auckland DHB, July 2015. Comments: "This app adds a simple pedometer function to the user's phone with some ability to track their progress over time. It could be a helpful way to monitor and motivate users to increase their activity levels. However the accuracy of the 'calories used' reading is not known because there is no information describing how this calculation was done. Safety concerns: "none." New Zealand relevance: "Very relevant."
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This review is based on the Mobile App Rating Scale (MARS) developed by researchers at Queensland University of Technology, Australia.(1) It is designed to score apps on a few comprehensive dimensions — engagement, functionality, aesthetics, and information quality. Each dimension comprises several items which are rated on a 5-point scale from “1.Inadequate” to “5.Excellent”. Read more about the MARS scale.
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