Step counter that nags me...

utcarsons

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Jun 11, 2010
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Anyone have a step counter type app that will send notifications if you aren't moving or reaching xx% of your goal each day? I have step counters that work ok (Pedometer++, etc.) but I could definitely use some nagging to get up and walk around during the day. Ideally, something that would yell at me at noon if I haven't done 50% of my steps or at 7 pm if I haven't done 80-100%.

Thoughts anyone?
 

Julien

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....Also having Stand reminders is important. When you stand you should always make it a point to walk around for at least a couple of minutes.
 

utcarsons

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Jun 11, 2010
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Yeah, I have notifications on. They only work some of the time. Seems to be a common problem for me since the last round of updates. I've tried several activity tracker apps this week to find a good fit for this problem and just looking for a one-stop-shop sort of fitness tracker. Nothing is really meeting my needs right now. UA Record is close, but seems very moody about actually syncing. UP (by Jawbone) is a beautifully designed app, but apparently makes up its own mysterious step count. I'd rather it just use the data from HealthKit. I'm missing my FitBit more and more which is a sad sort of realization. It's entirely a software failure. C'mon Apple. You can make Health SO much better.
 
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BarracksSi

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Just to be clear --

Fitbit chose (understandably, IMO) to ignore step data accumulated via the Watch. It's there in Health -- you can see if for yourself -- and some other apps use it. But, in an effort to protect sales of their own tracker bands, Fitbit wrote their app to ignore Watch data.

Don't blame Apple for this. It's hard to blame Fitbit, though, too, because most of their revenue comes from wearables.
 

TheIntruder

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Cakewalk is an app that does this. But it's very simplistic, on both the phone and the watch.