When I got my new phone and transferred all my data I lost one app. My pedometer app. And when I went to try and reload it, I realized it must have been discontinued because I have not been able to find it anywhere in the app store and now I can't even remember what it was called.
It was, for me, the perfect walking app, perhaps only because I was familiar with it but it did all I wanted it to do and it didn't do anything I didn't want it to do. I could hit "start" when I began and "end" when I got home and it would tell me how many miles I had walked, how long it had taken me, and what my mph were. It would also show me a map of where I'd walked if I wanted to see that but since I'd seen where I'd walked on my walk, not being blindfolded or anything, I rarely messed with that function.
And now, dammit, I can't find another pedometer app I like to save my life. And there are hundreds. At least.
Everyone seems to use "Map My Walk" because I see the reports of their walks on FB and that is fine for them but the idea makes me cringe, personally. I am sure you can opt out of the FB thing but what if I didn't by mistake? Do I want the world knowing that I only walked 2.43 miles on a certain Monday? And that it took me an hour?
No. I do fucking not.
This is for me and me alone. The pedometer is merely a tool to help me push myself a bit. Yesterday I walked this far and it took me this long. Can I do a bit better today? I am not training for any event nor am I obsessive. I am a sixty-year old woman who knows that I have to get out and walk for a myriad of reasons and that the faster and farther I walk, the better.
The iPhone has a health app which comes with it and it has a pedometer and I CAN use that but it has no "start" and "end" function but instead, tells you how many steps you've taken and how much distance you've covered in the course of a day. Although that might be good to know, I'm really only interested in the part when I'm actually walking. On my walk.
Do any of you have a pedometer app that you use that you could recommend? I don't want a Fitbit. I don't trust them. I don't want to know how many times I woke up at night, either. Nor do I want a bracelet made of plastic. I don't want to know what my heart rate is or my respiratory rate, either.
Just...how far, how fast? Or slow in my case.
Well, I have taken my walk today. It looks like rain. I need to go to town so I need a shower. But first I'm going to eat a bowl of that soup and have a slice of that bread. They were awesome. I have no doubt they will be today as well.