Step counter that nags me...

Discussion in 'Apple Watch Apps' started by utcarsons, Oct 16, 2016.

  1. utcarsons macrumors regular

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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?
     
  2. BarracksSi Suspended

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    If there isn't an app yet, it sounds like an opportunity to write one.
     
  3. CobraPA macrumors 6502a

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    Do you have Apple's activity notifications on? It basically reminds you every hour to move and gives you little progress reminders during the day.
     
  4. Julien macrumors G3

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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.
     
  5. utcarsons thread starter macrumors regular

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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.
     
  6. BarracksSi Suspended

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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.
     
  7. TheIntruder macrumors 6502a

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