For walkers Steps + App is better than Apples Health App

Discussion in 'iOS 8' started by marlman, Sep 23, 2014.

  1. marlman macrumors regular

    marlman

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    I am an ageing enthusiastic dog walker so I was excited to get Apples health app. Was looking forward to seeing how many steps and miles I walked each day.

    But after installing iOS8 I was so disappointed Apple seem to think we all have the eyesight of a 16 yr old and can see the tiny fonts. Also Apple seem to think we here in the UK use Kilometres we don't we use MILES!

    I saw the app Steps + recommended somewhere in this forum so I thought I would try it.

    Its perfect for me shows the number of daily steps in a nice big font, it also shows the distance in miles.

    I would recommend it anyone who has a 5s, 6 or 6+ and even better its FREE.

    To me it looks more suitable for iOS8 than Apples effort!
     
  2. Jessica Lares macrumors G3

    Jessica Lares

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    Thanks for sharing. Do you have a link? Can't seem to find it in the store.

    I personally use Breeze.

    Health is really meant to be used with multiple apps. I'm sure they're going to have a huge revamp version for iOS 9 to match the Apple Watch, but for now that's what they're giving us.
     
  3. gglittle macrumors regular

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  4. SRLMJ23 macrumors 65816

    SRLMJ23

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    There is a way to change from Kilometers to Miles and vice versa, though at the minute I cannot remember where that option is, and I do not have the time to look it up at this moment. Possibly under the "Maps" settings in "Settings.

    Also, you can turn up the font size in Settings----->Display & Brightness.

    Use Google and search for how to change distance settings.

    Hope this helped, some.

    :apple:
     
  5. NoBoMac macrumors 6502a

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    OP has found how to set units, but as he said, Apple has programmed in metric for UK. BTW: The setting is Settings > General > Language & Region > Region.

    Only work around I can think of is to see if one of the UK territories are set for miles.
     
  6. marlman thread starter macrumors regular

    marlman

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    Yes the maps setting is miles but the health app uses the region settings.

    There is only one option and that is UK
     

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