Mr. EOS and I both installed the same Pedometer app on our phones, Pedometer++. Got the best reviews. But lo and behold, when I looked at my steps, there was a whole WEEK worth of steps when I didn’t even have the app installed and worse, one day, Saturday, the app counter said I moved ZERO steps. I know one day I was a slug, but ZERO? That would mean I never got out of bed, not even to pee. The app must not know I drink a lot of cofveve! 🙂
Similar odd results for Mr. EOS’s app, his calculated MORE steps than he knows he took, not less. Sexism. And his daily walk was calculated differently two days in a row.
Come to find out, and I’m probably the ONLY person left on the planet who didn’t know this, the Apple has had for a long time a Motion Coprocessor, that detects your motions, without a particular app counting it. Not a fan of that, especially if it gets it so wrong, so I deleted the app but am learning there isn’t one pedometer app that doesn’t rely on the Motion Coprocessor. Soooooooooooooo, I guess if I want to count my steps, without having the FitBit on, I’m stuck being creepily followed by Apple.
The FitBit was overall the easiest to use for counting steps but it seemed to forever need recharging and also needed to be updated by plugging it into the computer. Plus, I didn’t like having it on my wrist all day every day.
As for the iPhone 8 Plus, for me walking with it in my pocket doesn’t work. I have nothing with deep enough pockets (in every way that combination of words is possible to mean!) where stashing it while I walk is doable. Arriving today is a possible solution – a case on a lanyard. Maybe not Fashion Forward but might solve the problem of taking my daily long walks. We’ll see later today when it arrives.
Do any of you use a reliable pedometer app?