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Sponsored App Review: Pedometer 2.0

June 7, 2014 - Written By Tom Dawson

Description: Pedometer 2.0 is an Android app that aims to help you keep fit and stay active. With this step counter app you can input your weight and change the type of exercise that you’re doing in order to get more accurate results. Using GPS to track your steps, this is a great app for those looking to get in shape, or just get out more. Sitting behind a desk all day, or being cooped up in a workshop makes it difficult to get walking or running in your free time. With Pedometer 2.0 though, you can get real feedback and results and it’s a nice motivator for sure. This Android app has graphs and charts to tell you what you’ve been doing and even has a homescreen widget for you to quickly and easily keep an eye on your progress.

How it Works: After you’ve downloaded Pedometer 2.0 from the Play Store, you should calibrate the app in order to get a good idea of what goals you should be aiming for.

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Then, you should head on over to the settings to input the height and weight to calculate how many calories you’re burning while on the move.

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There are some other settings that you can take a look at as well, like those for the battery conscious.

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When you want to get going and record your steps, all you need to do is hit the start button.

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As you can see, all of the relevant info is available to view from this one screen, making it nice and simple. You can see how much of your goal is reached and if you tap that bar, the criteria will change, too. For those looking for an even easier way to check up on their progress, the homescreen widgets are a great touch.

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Opinion: Being able to count your steps using your smartphone is nothing new, but that doesn’t make Pedometer 2.0 any less useful. Being able to see all that information in one screen of the app and get updates on your goals is a really nice feature. Not only that, but being able to use this data to reach your goal will help further your motivation and push you towards getting even more done. With a simple and easy to use interface, Pedometer 2.0 will appeal to pretty much anyone. The app takes into consideration the way you walk through a calibration process and asks for your weight as well, making this a comprehensive app as well.

Ratings

  • Speed (4/5) – Pedometer 2.0 is a quick app and I didn’t have any issues with it.
  • Features (4/5) – While nothing revolutionary, Pedometer 2.0 ticks all the right boxes to help you track your activity and keep yourself fit and active.
  • Theme (4/5) – The interface could do with some updating, as it looks like an app from the Gingerbread days, but it works well and is fairly easy to use.
  • Overall (4/5) – A solid option for those looking for a great way to keep on top of their activity, Pedometer 2.0 has excellent displays of your progress and all the options you could want or need in an app like this.

Pros

  • Easy to use for the vast majority of users.
  • Displays information using detailed graphs and tracks your progress easily.
  • Features comprehensive calibration tools for things like weight and motion.
  • Has a homescreen widget for glanceable info.

Cons

  • UI could do with some updating, but it works regardless.
  • For devices that actually have pedometers in them, it’d be nice to use that as well – like the Nexus 5.

Conclusion: Pedometer 2.0 is a great app if you’re looking to stay fit or get back into shape slowly. While we wouldn’t recommend it over a dedicated fitness tracker for running it works really well for walkers and can definitely help keep the weight off. How accurate the app really is is a little bit of a mystery, but it does ask for some calibration in order to be that much more accurate. Overall, the information given by Pedometer 2.0 is great and really helps to keep yourself active.

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