Top 5 Step Counting Apps for iPhone

Top 5 Step Counting Apps for iPhone

Monitoring our daily activity has become today an option accessible to basically anyone who owns a smart phone. Once compulsory for tracking your activity, fitness gadgets can now be easily substituted by apps. And if you stop and think about it, there’s hardly any reason to wear a pricey additional device when you’ve got a multitude of iPhone apps developed to provide you with the same health data.

The benefits of step tracker apps are numerous and this is why more and more users world-wide are inclined to give them a try. There are plenty of effective apps capable of providing you with that extra boost to not give up, to stay on track and maintain a fit lifestyle.

In case you don’t feel like scrolling through the App Store, we’ve compiled a list of recommended apps for you to try.

Moves

Top 5 Step Counting Apps for iPhone

Moves is a free, GPS-based app that monitors your day-to-day activities like walking, running and cycling. It allows you to visualize various metrics, from the steps taken to the calories burned, to set fitness goals for yourself and see your stats on a daily basis. Since it permanently tracks your location, Moves can compile a list of the places you’ve been and display them on the map.

On the downside, because it uses GPS tracking, the app will have a serious impact on your battery life.

  • Price: Free
  • Requirements: iOS 9.0 or later
  • Apple Watch Compatibility: No
  • Download Link: App Store

Human

Top 5 Step Counting Apps for iPhone

Human is not your typical step counter. What’s different about it? Well, if the majority of apps focus on counting the steps you’ve taken during a day, Human was designed to count the minutes you’ve spent active. The app works by giving users the task of being active for 30 minutes everyday and tracks activities like walking, running and bike riding. To keep your motivation at a high level, Human gives you the possibility to check out fitness stats from other users nearby and compare yourself to them.

Since it’s GPS-based and runs permanently in the background, the app can significantly decrease the battery life of your iPhone.

  • Price: Free ($2.99 monthly subscription)
  • Requirements: iOS 8.0 or later
  • Apple Watch Compatibility: Yes
  • Download Link: App Store

ActivityTracker

Top 5 Step Counting Apps for iPhone

ActivityTracker is a free step counting app for iPhone designed to quantify your daily movement without draining your battery. To accomplish that and hence deliver a better user experience, the app uses the Motion Processor instead of GPS. With ActivityTracker you can track the steps you’ve taken, flights of stairs climbed, the distance covered, the active time or the amount of calories burned on a daily basis. More so you can track steps in-door (not possible with a GPS-only app) and on the treadmill.

The app allows you to set achievable targets and to easily visualize your monthly, weekly, daily and even hourly physical activity.

  • Price: Free ($2.99 Pro Version)
  • Requirements: iOS 9.0 or later
  • Apple Watch Compatibility: Yes
  • Download Link: App Store

Steps

Top 5 Step Counting Apps for iPhone

Steps is another iOS app developed to monitor your daily exercise. Steps allows you to measure the distance you’ve walked in a day, the steps you’ve taken, as well as the total calories burned. The app enables you to set fitness goals and adjust them and changes colors to display the progress you’ve made. It’s important to mention that the app requires access to your location in order to keep track of how far you walk in the background.

  • Price: Free ($1.99 Pro Version)
  • Requirements: iOS 7.0 or later
  • Apple Watch Compatibility: Yes
  • Download Link: App Store

Pedometer++

Top 5 Step Counting Apps for iPhone

Pedometer++ is the oldest app in the App Store that uses the Motion Processor, it has a very sparse interface and it’s supported by advertising. The app can monitor several fitness metrics, including steps taken, distance walked and calories burned. With Pedometer++ you can set a daily target and watch your progress on the app badge, which is displayed on your home screen. The fun fact is that, once you’ll reach your goal, you’ll be rewarded for your efforts with a confetti burst.

  • Price: Free (Tip the Developer via IAP $0.99, $1.99 or $4.99)
  • Requirements: iOS 9.0 or later
  • Apple Watch Compatibility: Yes
  • Download Link: App Store

What is your favorite pedometer app for iPhone? Did we include it in our top? There are plenty of apps in the App Store that monitor daily activity, so in case we missed it, do let us know in the comments below.