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People often ask me, “Anthony, why do you walk so much?” and the answer is I was born and raised in New York City (shoutout to my home borough of Queens), where walking to your destination is quicker than waiting for a delayed F train to pull into the ungodly hot Rockefeller Center station. 

So I know a thing or two about the best walking apps, since walking is an Olympic sport in the five boroughs. New Yorkers will often brag about how much we walk in a day and screenshot our favorite walking app to prove our total daily steps and mileage (my personal record is 35.2 miles). 

We’ll go over our suggestions for the best walking apps for your smartphone to track your steps and metrics, whether you’re exploring the city that never sleeps or you’re just going for a hot girl walk around the block. 

We Walk the Walk and We Talk the Talk  

Remember how I said I know a thing or two about walking apps? Well I said that because I actually use them, which shouldn’t be too shocking but you’d be surprised how often people recommend products without actually testing them (or maybe you’re jaded like me and this doesn’t surprise you). Either way, you won’t get any of that here. 

Instead, you’ll get a group of certified personal trainers, CrossFit Level 1 Trainers, competitive weightlifters, and former collegiate athletes who regularly use running apps, online workout programs, and fitness trackers so we know the products we’re recommending to you are indeed what they claim to be.  

Best Walking Apps   

Best Overall Walking App: Strava

Good for: Anyone who’s concerned about safety and also wants reliable maps and routes 

Start Walking
Strava App
Strava App

Strava is a running and cycling tracking app that also allows you to track many other sports. Strava describes itself as a social media app for athletes with social features like adding pictures to runs and competitive leaderboards. There is a free option and a subscription plan with many additional features. The free version of Strava allows you to track your exercise and see post-run stats like time, distance, pace, elevation gain, calories, heart rate, and running splits. Strava is unique in that the free tier has a live-tracking feature, Beacon, where you can share your current run and live position with friends and family for safety and support. Most other apps have this feature as a part of their paid subscription plans. If you pay to use Strava you will gain additional features and access to more statistics. Subscription members will get access to data on power and more detailed heart rate tracking. They will also be able to compete on Segments, a leaderboard of fastest times for popular segments of trails or roads in your area. Strava premium members will also have access to Strava’s library of routes and trails, which the company claims is the largest collection of routes in the world, so you can always find a new place to run. Strava also has Heatmaps to show you where you most often run. Strava has largely positive reviews among users. They love the combination of activity tracking and social media. They also love all the statistics they have access to within the app to analyze their runs. Some users were frustrated they had to visit the website to use some features like adding new shoes to track their mileage. They also wished they could hide information about activities they weren’t interested in if they were exclusively a runner or cyclist. Some users also found the auto-pause features a little slow to respond but it didn’t prevent them from using the app. 

Pros:

  • Has location sharing for added safety  
  • Shares in-depth fitness metrics like pace and moving time 
  • Virtual community 
  • Some of the best maps and routes

Cons:

  • Paid subscription needed for some of the best features  
  • Privacy concerns 
  • May require you to use a computer for some features

Strava is beloved by thousands of runners but it’s also a great app for those who prefer walking. There’s both a paid and free version, but no matter which one you choose, there are a lot of features you can take advantage of. 

One of my favorite features is the Beacon, which allows you to share your location with up to three people at once. I sometimes forget that I’m a 6 foot, 3 inch tall man who can probably walk down most streets without a problem—unfortunately that’s not the reality for most people. This feature gives walkers the peace of mind that someone will be able to know where they are at all times. 

An image of the Strava app

The free membership allows you to tap into Strava’s social media-like features such as posting and analyzing workout stats, posting on the social wall, and taking part in group workout challenges. 

For those who are OK with getting the paid version, you’ll also get access to walking maps and routes, the ability to create your own walking paths, and Strava Segments. Segments is a special feature that allows you to analyze your workout performance over a certain segment of a trail and compare it to your past performance and the performance of others who have walked that same trail. 

Most walking apps will come with your basic fitness metrics, but Strava takes it a step further by giving you in-depth analyses of how things like your pace and moving time have progressed over time. This can, along with proper training, help you become a quicker walker. 

Best Walking App for Workouts: iFIT

Good for: Those who want guided walking workout options

Work it Out
iFIT
iFIT

When it comes to virtual training, iFIT is perhaps one of the most comprehensive and established subscription platforms currently available. iFIT offers three membership options. A yearly family membership can be purchased for $396 a year or monthly subscription for $39 a month. Individuals can get a membership for $180 per year. With your membership, you gain access to a library of more than 16,000 live and on-demand classes led by world-class trainers in any environment you choose for a truly immersive experience. Want to run along the coast of Bora Bora? Now you can. iFIT’s virtual global access and training routes are made possible with Google Maps. Classes range from yoga and strength to HIIT classes and cycling, which meets the needs of just about every fitness enthusiast. The ability to personalize your fitness and health goals are endless. The iFIT platform records every iFIT workout, calories logged, activity from your mobile phone and sleep patterns. This information is collected from the iFIT Cardio and iFIT Sleep apps to sync with iFIT Coach, making it possible to achieve success using a data driven, individualized approach. iFIT is compatible with NordicTrack and ProForm equipment as well as Weider, Freemotion, 29029 and Sweat platforms. When using these brands and the iFIT platform, real-time automatic trainer adjustments and terrain-matching connect you to your trainer, environment and the iFIT community. You can also choose to be part of live races/events, monthly challenges, cooking classes, and various training progressive series. Now, iFIT is certainly not for everyone. It is not cheap, and if you are someone who prefers to train solo or without direct coaching, this may not be the membership for you. That said, iFIT is great for people who like coached classes, a community, varied workout types and high quality, immersive technology driven experience, iFIT is hard to beat.

Pros:

  • Thousands of workout options  
  • Immersive 
  • Updated every week 
  • Global leaderboards

Cons:

  • Can be overwhelming for some users  
  • Not the best for those who prefer self-guided workouts 
  • Costly compared to some other walking apps

You probably know iFIT for its virtual exercise bike and treadmill workout classes, but did you know they also offer walking workouts as well? Garage Gym Reviews fitness writer and online workout program connoisseur Caroline Lubinsky has actually tried out quite a few and recommends them to anyone looking to shake up their walking routine. 

“The iFIT walking workouts are the ideal way to be transported into another world,” Caroline says. “Although apps like Peloton have plenty of walking workouts to choose from, iFIT kicks it up a notch with walks in scenic locations. Explore the forests of Costa Rica or journey up mountains with knowledgeable instructors in tow. Don’t worry, if you prefer studio-based workouts, iFIT has you covered with a variety of walking classes in a more traditional setting.”

iFit monitor front view

If you’re like me and prefer a more self-guided workout approach, then this might not be the app for you. For those who prefer an instructor to set the tone, you’re getting some of the best in the business. Each one is immersive and interactive and the Google Maps integration helps give iFIT some of the best graphics out there. 

And because iFIT has a smartphone app (which isn’t always the case for companies geared toward cardio equipment) you can do these workouts anywhere. Of course you can still use them on an iFIT treadmill if you want, but it’s nice to have variety. 

That variety, however, comes at a cost of $396 per year or $39 a month for the Family Plan, or $180 a month for an individual plan. 

Read our full iFIT reviews for Caroline’s full thoughts on this fitness app.  

Best Walking App for Motivation: Fitbit

Good for: Anyone who wants a little extra motivation to get their steps in

You Got This
Fitbit Sense
Fitbit Sense

If you are looking for an all-around wellness and health tracker, the Sense is a great option for you. It has the basics: step count, active zone minutes, heart rate monitoring, sleep monitoring. The Sense is FDA approved to produce an electrocardiogram (ECG) in 30 seconds. After completing a Heart Rhythm assessment, you simply use your thumb and index finger to get a complete scan. While the report may be difficult for the layperson to interpret, the app does produce a report that can easily be shared with your doctor. For females, the ability to record your temperature allows for easy tracking of both menstrual and ovulation cycles. The Sense also addresses mental well being in that it claims to assess stress levels using sweat data from your palm to detect electrodermal activity (EDA). Reviewers report that these EDA levels rarely correlate to how they are actually feeling and the stress they are under. One user stated that, according to his EDA report, he was stress free. However, this stress reading was completed during the height of the pandemic while he was working from home with two young children during an extremely busy week at work. So, the accuracy is suspect. However, one useful aspect of the stress readings is that the Sense provides a daily Stress Management Score which reflects your sleep and physical activity. This is useful to those of us who are a bit, well, crazy and would push through a workout even when not feeling up to it. This score provides an overall sense of “stress” as it relates to sleep/physical activity and provides concrete data to help us crazies make better decisions when it comes to working out.Now, if you are looking purely for a fitness watch, all the health stats, bells and whistles are nice but not particularly useful for training. The inclusion of the on board GPS (reported to take a mere 30 seconds to pick up) is fantastic and the use of heart rate zones for training purposes is great. However, the heart rate zones on the Sense are determined using a standard formula based on your age and resting heart rate. For those hard core endurance athletes out there, we know that this formula is not usually reliable for training. Fitbit does not mention the ability to customize these zones based on an actual Functional Threshold Heart Rate (FTHR) test. At any rate, you can get these same features in older models of Fitbit such as the Fitbit 4 at a lesser price point. Overall, the fitness tracking features on the Sense do not differ much from previous, less expensive, models. The screen on this model is brighter than previous models which does make it a better option when training outside in the sun. However, be warned that leaving the display on at all times drains the battery. Fitbit maintains that the Sense needs only to be recharged every six days; however, it is noted on their website that battery life varies by use. So take that fact with a grain of salt and know that if you are someone who uses apps such as GPS for longer periods, then the battery life is going to be shorter. According to Fitbit, it only takes 12 minutes of charging to provide one day’s full battery use and 1-2 hours of charging for a full 6 days of power. So, I return to my initial claim: This is a great smartwatch, depending on your health and fitness goals. Looking for a flashy, app heavy all around wellness and health assistant? Then,  the Sense may just be that for you, neatly bundled into a tiny wrist package. If you are looking to use your smartwatch for specific training purposes, you can likely get the same fitness features (and more) in older Fitbit models or the Garmin models. Regardless, I have to give a big kudos to Fitbit for taking on the daunting task of mirroring the Apple watch! While it may not be there yet, it certainly is on the right track.

Pros:

  • Daily motivational messages and virtual workout challenges  
  • Can participate in virtual challenges 
  • Doesn’t require a Fitbit, but works better with one

Cons:

  • Some features cost extra 
  • A few notifications may be disabled upon installation 
  • Basic metrics unless you have a Fitbit

DON’T SCROLL PAST THIS SECTION IF YOU DON’T HAVE A FITBIT.  

Now that I have your attention, I’m here to tell you that you don’t need a Fitbit to use the Fitbit app. With that said, it is kind of like pizza without the crust—good, but not as good as it could be. 

The Fitbit app connects to your smartphone and records basic fitness metrics like your step count, heart rate and walking distance, but that’s not the reason we recommend this app. No, the real reason you’d want to download it regardless of the type of fitness tracker you own (or don’t) is because of the motivation it offers. 

Fitbit can remind you to get up and move every hour, and has an optional feature to send inspirational messages to your smartphone. If this is something you’re interested in you should know that Fitbit automatically disables these messages from popping up in your notifications center but you can change that in your phone’s settings. 

Another motivating factor is the virtual workout challenges that can be done with friends or people from around the world. Seriously, what’s more motivating than seeing your name creep above someone else in a contest that has no actual consequences? Nothing, that’s what. 

Owning a Fitbit will give you access to more in-depth health metrics and map features, but it’s still a great app regardless. 

Best Walking App for Accountability: Nike Run Club

Good for: People who need to be reminded to get up and move

Stick With It
Nike Run Club App
Nike Run Club App

Nike Run Club is a completely free run-tracking and training app—there is no paid tier. Nike Run Club offers three different training plans: Getting Started, 5K, and Half-Marathon. There are also a variety of audio-guided training runs available sorted by distance, time, or goal. These audio-guided runs are led by either Nike’s running coaches or your favorite Nike athletes. Nike also offers the ability to tag your shoes with each run to track their mileage. There are also social features within Nike Run Club. You can participate in global challenges, link up with your friends, and follow a leaderboard. You can also find local running groups near you. Users found this app to be good but frustrating. They enjoyed the app when it worked, but users across Apple and Android had trouble with glitchiness. Apple users struggled to get runs started on their Apple Watches to sync with the app. Android users shared that the app was frequently logging them out, forcing them to log in almost every time they opened up the app. When the app worked they found the coaching to be surprisingly good for a free app. They found the audio-guided runs to be really motivating. They also liked the badges and challenges. Some users did share that the app was best for when they started running and they outgrew it as they became a more serious runner. 

Pros:

  • Has a true community feeling  
  • Free
  • Allows you to create personalized training plans 
  • Syncs with health apps, Apple Music, and Spotify

Cons:

  • Some users report frequent bugs and crashes  
  • GPS coordinates are not the most accurate 
  • Geared toward beginners and not the best for those of higher fitness levels

Listen, who amongst us hasn’t set some sort of goal only to find ourselves slacking on it a few days in? It happens, and it’s not a reason to get down on yourself and quit. But if you’re someone who needs an extra check-in,  then the Nike Run Club might be the app for you. 

This app has managed to foster one of the best community feelings of any fitness app, and who better to keep you accountable to your goal than a group of friends…or even a group of internet strangers who share the same goal as you? Not only can you participate in group challenges, but you can also post and receive motivating messages from fellow participants. 

The expert coaches are another nice touch and they’ll often work to keep everyone in their class on track.

Lastly, the Nike Run Club has the option to sync with Apple Music and/or Spotify if you need some extra motivation in the form of your favorite playlist.  

Oh, and did we mention that this app and all of its features are free? Yeah, you pay nothing. 

We do have to say that the Nike Run Club is one of the glitchier apps we’ve tried out but it’s still a great option for anyone on a budget who’s looking to get a little more pep in their step and make sure they stay on the right path. 

Best Walking App for Tracking Metrics: MapMyWalk

Good for: Those who want to track their health metrics such as total steps and calories burned 

Tracking Star
Map My Ride
Map My Ride

May My Ride is Under Armour’s cycling focused tracking app that also tracks over 600 other activities like running, walking, swimming and strength training. The app syncs with a variety of devices like FitBit, Garmin, Zwift and Apple watches. Map My Ride offers both a free version and a subscription plan called MVP.The free program allows you to track your cycling and other activities with basic statistics. If you participate in a wide variety of exercises and want to keep all of that information in one place, this may be the app for you. You can also plan a route on the Map My Ride website and save it to access via your phone later. The free version provides customized audio updates during your ride. You can select how often you receive updates and what information is provided (time, distance, pace, speed, heart rate, etc.) You can also completely deactivate audio updates.The MVP subscription service provides a lot of additional features, not all geared towards cyclists. Currently there are only training plans available for running. You will gain access to the ability to create custom splits of anywhere from 0.1 to 10 miles. You can access audio coaching and live tracking to share your current position with loved ones, too. You will also get in-app route planning with Route Genius. Route Genius will create a circular route for you based on your desired workout distance.MapMyRide has mixed reviews. Positive reviews generally appreciate that they can track a wide variety of workouts in one place. They did complain that the app took a long time to sync at the end of workouts. Users also complained that the app was overly complicated and it was easy to hit the wrong button and delete a ride. There were also complaints of the app being buggy and crashing a lot.

Pros:

  • Provides charts and graphs based on your workout performance  
  • Routes are clearly marked 
  • Free version syncs with fitness trackers and some Under Armour shoes

Cons:

  • Ads may get annoying  
  • Sometimes freezes while in use 
  • Must use paid version to create training plans

The MapMyFitness family of fitness apps has been around for a while and have withstood the test of time thanks to their ease-of-use and the fact that most features have remained free. So if you’re someone who wants to keep track of metrics such as steps, distance, pace, as well as a calorie counter, you can do that while also marking your desired trails.

One thing I love about the trail marking is that it’s clear as day, showing up as a bright red line on your smartphone screen —no having to guess where to turn. People have complained that the GPS tracking is not the most accurate and the app has been known to freeze from time to time. 

On the bright side, the free version allows you to sync with just about every fitness tracker out there and even some Under Armour shoes (the app is owned and developed by the apparel company). 

Although there’s a lot in the free version, those looking for training plans will have to sign up for the app’s MVP, or Premium version. 

Best Walking App for Apple Watch: Apple Fitness+

Good for: Anyone who regularly uses an Apple Watch 

Apple of Your Eye
Apple Fitness+ App
Apple Fitness+ App

Apple Fitness+ is a new subscription service to stream video and audio workouts. According to Apple, the service will be released late fall 2023. Currently, there are over 3,000 workouts covering 11 types of workouts and meditation. The classes include HIIT, yoga, walking, and treadmill runs and range from 5 to 45 minutes. The classes can be completed with or without equipment. Additionally, all the workouts feature modifications so people of all fitness levels can participate. Apple has also grouped some classes into collections, such as Workouts for Beginners. There are also goal-based programs like 30-Day Core Challenge and Stronger Arms, Chest, and Back in 21 Days. The classes can all be accessed with just an iPhone; however, if you have an Apple watch your personalized data like heart rate and activity rings will appear on screen. There are currently 25 Fitness+ trainers that create classes and work with Apple Music experts to create playlists for their classes. 

Pros:

  • Auto-guided workouts 
  • Allows you to listen to music 
  • Free trial for Apple Watch users

Cons:

  • Doesn’t have a lot of variety in workout classes  
  • Amount of data may be overwhelming for some users 
  • Requires Apple Series 6 or later for some features

Apple Watches are already great at tracking walking metrics, but the Apple Fitness+ app can help take that experience to the next level by offering workout classes with curated playlists. These self-guided workouts also come with a ton of metrics, like ground contact time and stride length, that might be a bit overwhelming if you’re just looking to improve your walking time but may be good if you’re looking to collect some health data. 

The Apple Fitness+ app offers other training types as well, including meditation, and though the variety is nowhere near the iFITs of the world, there are new options added every week.

One of my favorite features is the Time to Walk episodes, which tell you stories about cities and places as you walk through wherever (so you could be getting an audio tour of Rome while walking around your neighborhood). Imagine if a podcast and a workout class had a baby—that’s what you get here. 

Although not specific to the Fitness+ app, the Apple Watch has a fall and crash detection feature that can contact paramedics and/or your emergency contacts if anything happens. I love this feature and I wish more fitness trackers and fitness apps had it because it allows people to get up and move with the peace of mind that they can get help if they ever needed it. 

Best Walking App for a Cause: CharityMiles

Good for: Those who want to give back to a good cause 

For a Cause
Charity Miles
Charity Miles

Charity Miles is a fitness app that makes charitable donations on the user's behalf for each mile tracked. The app is free and available for iPhone and Android users in the iOS and Google Play app stores.Users can earn 25 cents per mile for walking and 10 cents for cycling, but there are caps on how much the company will donate in a certain time period. If you're looking for a dedicated walking or running app, this isn't it. You'll get metrics such as total steps and distance traveled, but that's about it. The interface is also quite buggy and users have reported the app is prone to crashing.There have also been complaints of the app not tracking every mile but there are ways to manually enter any activity to ensure you earn the proper number of credits.

Pros:

  • The more you walk, the more money is donated to charity on your behalf 
  • Tracks other activities such as running and dancing 
  • Free

Cons:

  • Not the best for fitness tracking  
  • Interface is quite buggy 
  • Not many features

Exercising for charity has become a popular concept in recent years, and the CharityMiles app is a great choice for those who want to put their best foot forward and walk for a cause. It’s pretty simple: You just download the free app and select the charity you want to support, and for each mile walked, the company will make a small donation on your behalf. 

It works out to about 25 cents per mile for walking and 10 cents for activities like cycling, but there are caps on how much the company will donate in a certain time period. You can also post your progress to social media and work with other people to raise money for charities. 

As a fitness app, CharityMiles is just OK. It’ll track your total miles and steps counted by syncing with your phone’s GPS and internal pedometer (Apple Health if you have an iPhone or your Android’s internal step counter) but that’s about it. You’re not going to get any in-depth metrics from this app but that’s not really its purpose. 

It’s also a pretty buggy app and might crash on you, and some users have reported that it doesn’t accurately count all the miles they do in a certain day (there are ways to manually enter your mileage so you can make sure you’re credited for every step taken). 

A Word on Walking Apps 

I want to repeat that I love walking apps—heck, I just wrote nearly 2,000 words on them! However, I want to make it clear that walking apps are not the crystal balls that the marketing geniuses behind them might want you to think.

When it comes to accurately tracking things like total steps1, stride length, and even gait2, smartphones have been found to be pretty reliable, according to multiple studies3. In fact, researchers have said these apps can and should be used in clinical and research settings. 

These readings, however, are not always entirely on the money, especially when it comes to those who may be overweight or obese, according to one study4.

But how about metrics like heart rate zones and blood pressure? The majority of the studies done on that revolve around wearable fitness trackers, which have been found5 to provide a good baseline reading for people who are curious about their health. 

All this to say, fitness trackers and apps provide a lot of great information about what’s going on in our bodies, but they shouldn’t replace regular doctors’ visits and should never be used to make health decisions. 

How We Picked and Tested

The Garage Gym Reviews team loves tracking our workouts and walks are no different. After testing a wide variety of them we came up with our final list by considering the following factors: 

  • Price: We looked for free walking apps and premium ones in the iOS, Android, and Google Play app stores, so people with different budgets can find one for them.
  • Workouts: Walking is a pretty straightforward workout but there are ways to shake it up, and we wanted to find apps that would offer exactly that. 
  • Community aspect: Some people prefer solo workouts while others may want a more community-oriented feeling. 
  • Compatibility: Walking apps may work well on just your smartphone but we also wanted to give people the option to find one that could sync with their Fitbit, Apple Watch, Garmin, Whoop, and other devices. 
  • Metrics: Do you want to just see how many steps you’ve taken or do you want to analyze your stride length and breathing rate to chase your fitness goals? Either way, there’s an app for that. 
  • Music: You can always listen to music in a separate app but some allow you to create curated playlists within their app, or will even create playlists for you. Some even put a multimedia player in the app so you don’t have to go back and forth between apps. 
  • Safety features: Location sharing, fall detection, and other features may be an important aspect of a walking app depending on your fitness level and/or where you’re walking. 

Benefits of Walking Apps 

“My phone already has a step tracker in it so what do I need a walking app for?” Good question, mysterious stranger. Allow us to tell you a few reasons:

Fun

Walking apps can help make your walks fun by offering new routes, workout challenges, or a community feeling that can make a rather mundane physical activity feel a bit fresher. 

Motivation

Whether it’s trying to beat your prior time or you’re looking to climb the leaderboards, walking apps can help motivate you to push yourself. 

Sense of Community 

Even if you’re like me and prefer working out alone, there’s something about being a part of a community that makes training a bit more fun. 

Increase Caloric Burn

Walking is a form of exercise that, ironically, contributes to non-exercise activity thermogenesis, which basically means the energy (otherwise known as calories) we burn outside of the gym. 

This involves things like mowing the lawn, climbing the stairs, and, yes, walking, and it’s also the easiest way to increase your caloric burn and achieve a caloric deficit, if weight loss is one of your goals. 

Studies6 have shown that people who use a pedometer, such as a walking app, were more physically active than those who didn’t track their steps. 

Track Fitness Goals 

Whether your goal is weight loss or becoming a faster walker, walking apps can help you keep track of key metrics as you work toward your objectives. 

What to Look for in a Walking App

Here’s how to decide which app is the best fit for you. 

Price

Obviously you’ll want to consider whether you’re looking for a free app or if you’re willing to pay a little extra for more premium features. 

Metrics Tracked 

Are you looking to just count your steps or do you want to analyze every part of your performance in the hopes of making it to your country’s Olympic walking team? Yes, that’s a thing. 

Compatibility 

Make sure the app is available for your smartphone, iOS for iPhone users and Android for the rest, and if you have a fitness tracker look to see if it can sync with it. 

Best Walking Apps FAQs

What is the best app to use for walking?

Our top choice is Strava because of its many features and ease of use, but here are a few of our other top picks: 

Best Walking App for Workouts: iFIT
Best Walking App for Motivation: Fitbit
Best Walking App for Accountability: Nike Run Club
Best Walking App for Tracking Metrics: MapMyWalk
Best Walking App for Apple Watch: Apple Fitness+
Best Walking App for a Cause: CharityMiles

Is Strava a good app for walking?

Strava is a great app for just about any cardio-based training option and we’d recommend it to anyone who’s looking to track their workout performance and wants the ability to create and save walking routes.

How many miles is 10,000 steps?

For the average person, 10,000 steps will equate to about five miles walked but that can change based on your stride length and gait. A 6 foot, 5 inch man may get more distance from 10,000 steps compared to a 5 foot, 3 inch man.

What walking app is best for weight loss?

None of them. Weight loss requires being in a caloric deficit, which means you burn more calories than you consume. Walking apps can help you track your caloric burn so you can ensure you’re in a caloric deficit, but most apps offer that feature and one is not necessarily better than the other.

References

  1. Leong JY, Wong JE. Accuracy of three Android-based pedometer applications in laboratory and free-living settings. J Sports Sci. 2017;35(1):14-21. doi:10.1080/02640414.2016.1154592
  1. Rashid U, Barbado D, Olsen S, et al. Validity and Reliability of a Smartphone App for Gait and Balance Assessment. Sensors (Basel). 2021;22(1):124. Published 2021 Dec 25. doi:10.3390/s22010124
  1. Caputo EL, Feter N, Alberton CL, et al. Reliability of a smartphone application to measure physical activity. Res Sports Med. 2023;30(3):264-271. doi:10.1080/15438627.2021.1899919
  1. Konharn K, Eungpinichpong W, Promdee K, et al. Validity and Reliability of Smartphone Applications for the Assessment of Walking and Running in Normal-weight and Overweight/Obese Young Adults. J Phys Act Health. 2016;13(12):1333-1340. doi:10.1123/jpah.2015-0544
  1. Baek S, Ha Y, Park HW. Accuracy of Wearable Devices for Measuring Heart Rate During Conventional and Nordic Walking. PM R. 2021;13(4):379-386. doi:10.1002/pmrj.12424
  1. Bravata DM, Smith-Spangler C, Sundaram V, et al. Using Pedometers to Increase Physical Activity and Improve Health: A Systematic Review. JAMA. 2007;298(19):2296–2304. doi:10.1001/jama.298.19.2296

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The Iron Neck In-Depth Review

The Iron Neckis one of the best tools currently available to train the neck. Ditching the large and costly machines, of old, The Iron Neck provides a versatile piece of equipment that provides an equally effective workout in a much smaller, cheaper, and more portable package. Read more