Looking for app to measure walking distance, but not when paused

Discussion in 'iOS Apps' started by vbmike73, Jul 21, 2017.

  1. vbmike73 macrumors regular

    Nov 8, 2008
    This is apparently a LOT harder than I had thought. I'm looking for an app to measure distance walked/run/whatever, BUT when the user pauses it, it does not continue recording.

    Perfect example for this:

    You want to measure how far you've walked all day, but you are occasionally on and off some other forms of transportation, like a bus, or car. Basically I want an app that functions just as a standard pedometer does, only possibly more accurate.

    I should also note that there are several apps that in fact do allow pausing. The problem is that when you resume, it calculates a straight line distance from where you paused, to where you are now, and adds that distance in. I want it to ignore any calculations while paused.

    Any ideas?
  2. Stefan johansson macrumors 65816

    Stefan johansson

    Apr 13, 2017
    A standard pedometer will work. I use the standard activity app in my Apple Watch,measures the distance I walk,and definitely not when I travel with vehicles. And,it's completely automatic,no manual pausing needed.
  3. vbmike73 thread starter macrumors regular

    Nov 8, 2008
    Funny because I was just google some more about this and found that the Health app already does this. I feel pretty dumb, but I'll leave this thread in case someone else has he same question. Thanks!!

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