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The 10 Best Pedometer Apps for Android

Are you having trouble finding the best pedometer app for the Android devices you own? Worry no more, because we’ve made a list containing worthy pedometer apps you can download for your gadgets.

Here’s the thing:

Running is a great way to remain fit and flexible, but sometimes it can be a little hard to stay motivated. Thankfully, with one of the best pedometer apps for Android by your side, running becomes extremely rewarding. Running or power walking can have a big impact on your fitness, and these apps will help!

How can these pedometer apps help you?

Well, most pedometer apps can count your steps, track your mileage, and show how many calories you’re burning through the day. These apps are mostly marketed to users that want to be and stay fit.

Almost all of these apps have tutorials in them that teach its users the ways they can stay fit by simply walking and running. They are helpful apps for people that want to start working out and don’t know where to begin.

Cool, right?

Now, without further ado, let’s look at the pedometer app for Android devices you can download on the Google Play Store.

See also: Runtastic Pedometer App Review Android

1. Google Fit: Health and Activity Tracking – Free

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If you’re new to the fitness world, this might be a good app to start with. It can track many things–from steps, the amount of activity time, the pace of your activity and many more. A cool thing about this app is that it can be synchronized with most calorie counting apps, and almost all Wear OS smartwatches or fit bands.

Features:

  • Monitor and Adjust Goals
  • Get Coaching
  • Connect with other Apps and Devices
  • Track Workouts from Phone or Watch

This app also comes with a small memory footprint for your phone. With its friendly and intuitive interface, we’d say it is the best pedometer app for fitness beginners.

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2. Step Counter – Pedometer Free & Calorie Counter by Leap – Free with In-app Purchases

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If you’re into minimalism, this app is just for you. This is a pedometer app without GPS tracking, no sign-in, and no cloud service. All it does, like its name suggests, is count your steps – with the help of your device’s built-in sensors. It also provides many features, including lots of different themes for variety, as well as report graphics so that you can track your progress or even back up data to Google Drive.

Features:

  • Report Graphs
  • Backup and data restoration
  • Colorful Themes
  • Power Saver

A nice point is that all the features provided are available with any plan, including the free one. The only extra-feature the pro plan can offer is removal of advertisements.

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3. Pedometer – by ITO Technologies – Free

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As the name suggests, this is quite a straightforward pedometer app. It comes with a really simple and intuitive interface – easy to use by anyone. It comes with a start/stop button – making it great for tracking planned runs or simple walks.

Features:

  • Calorie counter
  • Start/Stop button
  • Information Graphs
  • Automatically records steps

Even if it doesn’t work too well as a continuous step counter like others on this list, it is better for tracking specific workouts of activities that you want to track.

Related: Accupedo Pedometer App for Android

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4. Zombies, Run! – Free

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This is a very popular fitness app and we can definitely understand why. With this one, you can do your walk or run while listening to a story and you need to keep going in order for the story to continue. This is a nice way to keep you motivated because the story is written and read in such a way that you become engrossed in the plot and hopefully forget you’re tired!

Features:

  • Detailed Statistics
  • Compatible with Wear OS by Google
  • Customizable story playlists
  • Track or share your runs online

If being chased by a zombie motivates you to run the extra mile, this is definitely the pedometer app for you. People’s lives depend on whether you keep going or not, so you better finish your workout!

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5. Runtastic Steps – Step Tracker & Pedometer – Free

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This is a really powerful pedometer app for Android. Whether you want to learn the overall stats of your activities or want to analyze your records, this app will help you achieve your goals. Additionally, sharing your progress with your friends and family has never been easier.

Features:

  • Daily Step Goals
  • Personalized Plans
  • Google Fit Integration
  • Activity Overviews

However, a disappointing point here is that this app requires a subscription in order to get to the best features; like training plans, for example, that could be of real help if you want to lose some weight.

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6. Runkeeper – GPS Track Run Walk – Free with In-app Purchases

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This is an app that comes with a nicely designed interface and that also runs really smoothly. This allows you to track any type of activity you’re doing, may it be running, cycling, walking or anything in between. You can also share your workouts and your runs on social media if that is your thing.

Features:

  • Running Groups
  • Audio Cues
  • Challenges
  • Stopwatch Mode

You can even attach photos to an activity you have just done, giving it a more memorable feel. The app also comes with a built-in music button which takes you to a preferred music app directly. We highly recommend that you use one of the best music players for Android along with Runkeeper, an app which is featured on our best fitness app for Android as well. If you are interested in learning more, you can also check out our review of Runkeeper.

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7. Pedometer, Step Counter & Weight Loss Tracker by Pacer Health – Free with In-app Purchases

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This app comes with a great design and polished features – we really liked the neat and clean look of the app with the white background and blue text. This is an app that was made by a proper designer and that shows in its execution.

Features:

  • Fitness Plans
  • Healthy Habits Support
  • Fitness & Steps Tracking
  • Groups and Events

The built-in pedometer tracks your steps throughout the day. The app keeps track of your steps even if your phone is in your backpack or purse which is a good feature. You will be able to record steps, distance, active time and even calories with this great app.

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8. Walk with Map My Walk – Free with In-app Purchases

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If you want accurate GPS location tracking and full maps of your runs, this is the best app you can get. Additionally, you can easily share your data with other nutrition apps like MyFitnessPal and Google Fit. MyFitnessPal has been featured in other lists I have compiled, and it is an exceptional app.

Features:

  • Track and map workouts
  • Connect with apps and wearables
  • Activity Feed
  • Live Tracking

If you are one of those people who love to see full stats, this app allows you to access more features on the web. Although it is a subscription-based app, the price is worth it when you consider all of the features you will be getting. Read our detailed review of Walk with Map if you want to learn more about the app before committing.

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9. Noom Walk Pedometer – Free

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It is great for you to play around with an app which is designed really well. Noom Walk pedometer for Android was a joy to use, thanks to its seamless interface and robust features. The app automatically counts steps wherever you go and whatever you do, even if the smartphone is in your pocket–it will do the job.

Features:

  • Low Battery Drainage
  • Social Media Sharing
  • Automatic Step Count
  • Smart Algorithms

The app allows you to integrate your social life with your fitness regime, allowing you to encourage your friends as well as inspire yourself. If you are interested in the app I would recommend that you check out the Noom Walk pedometer app review we have covered.

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10. Argus Calorie Counter Diet, Activity, Step Tracker – Free with In-app Purchases

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This is more than just a pedometer app for Android – it tracks your workouts, but with it, you can also count your calories, monitor your sleeping and much more. Also, the app provides guides for workouts and you can log what you’re eating by scanning the barcode on the food you’re eating!

Features:

  • Calorie Counter
  • Activity GPS Tracker
  • Video Workouts
  • Weight-loss Plans

The developers are still working on the app, so you can expect more features to come in the near future. This app is also great if you’re new to your fitness journey because it provides you with very informative daily blogs to improve your habits.

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FAQs

Pedometer Apps – Run Your Way to Health

If you’re looking to get that slim and sleek summer body, this app will be of great assistance. Additionally, we recommend you read our list of best weight loss apps to get even more features and ideas for your weight loss journey. Whatever you’re looking for in a pedometer app for Android, you are sure to find one on this list that will suit your needs perfectly.

So what apps did you try? What was your experience? Let us know in the comments down below!

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42 Comments

  1. Hi, Guys
    Samsung discontinued fitness app, New one doesn’t download or work. I only used pedometer to keep track of steps walked. It worked with every step taken, screen didn’t have to be on, no daily resets, just constant tracking of all steps taken. I’m Not a runner, just walk, Period. Would you recommend which free app would work best on my android? Thanks.

  2. Do any of these apps work well with groups of people, I am considering using an app to keep a log for a competition and I would prefer if an app kept a leader board for a tailored group

    1. Hi Tufick

      The 3rd and 4th apps on the list come with stats tracking and sharing. But I don’t think they will be accurate for an actual competition (they can be tricked). However if you want to run with a bunch of friend or have a friendly competition, they will do just fine.

  3. Which apps can track laps? I walk dogs and like to keep track of how far I walk with each dog then have a daily total.

    1. Have you tried the WalkForADog app? Besides keeping track for you, distance, time, speed, etc. It gives $ to a dog charity for you. It gets me to walk more knowing they will donate to Shih-tzu Rescue of Central WI. And it’s nice seeing my route.

      1. Hi Lisa,
        No, I have not tried the app, but it is so great that it also allows you to donate to a dog charity. I am a dog lover myself and that is definitely good news to hear. What is your favorite feature on the app?

  4. Nice review. You need to update the pricing on these apps since you reviewd them. Some have more than doubled their cost. An interesting note is that some of your top ten get a fairly low rating in the play store. A below four rating is an app I would not consider very good.

    1. Hi David,

      The articles are updated quarterly. I’ll get to the apps soon. To be honest, I test around 20 apps per day and I have found some 4+ apps to be completely worthless. However you are correct, this is why the last app usually dips below the fabled 4 star mark. But I assure you, If I find a better replacement it will be gone. Thanks for your kind suggestion.

  5. I am new to this App thing .. LOL .. So, I am looking for a pedometer/tracker WITH an option for music .. I have Map My Walk, but I have an Android, and I dont see an option to connect to my Library .. I spent hours looking at settings, etc ..I can’t afford to buy a Fitbit, but I also can’t afford to go over my Data ..Please HELP !!

  6. Hi, I am developing a school-based fitness program for high schoolers and would like to know which program you would recommend for that age group. No cost is also necessary.
    Thanks, Corinne

    1. Hi Valerie,
      There are quite a few options when it comes to free pedometers in the article. I hope you find one that you like.

    1. Hi Leo,
      If by ‘walking app’ you mean a route planning and navigation app there are two you may like, both use the OpenStreetMap and show the majority of recognized paths and trails and both allow download and storage of maps on your device and are therefore fully usable off-line.

      The first is OsmAnd :-

      https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=net.osmand.plus

      which I have used extensively over the last couple of years and find excellent for hill walking.

      There is a free version with a limit of 10 map downloads and a paid version, I think it was £4.99, with unlimited downloads. I have found out that the app is particularly useful with OsmAnd is the ability to easily create and save your own routes to follow with GPS.

      The second one is Magic Earth :-

      https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.generalmagic.magicearth

      by Route66 – it’s a fairly new app and I only downloaded it recently and haven’t had chance to use it although it does seem promising – the app and all map downloads (unlimited) are free. I have read that Route66 is an excellent navigation app for driving purposes and I am looking forward to trying Magic Earth for walking. Thanks for commenting.

  7. Does any of these apps will upload to a website so I can use the actual data. I love to play with the data and chart and map and all that good stuff of my own. I want my data into XLS or CSV format or any other Database format (even TXT files). i.e. I plot 10 day averages or 30 day averages to see if I am falling behinf my normal walk/run etc. Which of the free versions will export the data or give me access on desktop/laptop screens.

    Thanks

    1. Hi Kamal Desai,
      Fitbit does have everything you need but it also requires a separate (quite cheap) band to work properly. Please let me know if you have any other questions.

    2. An app called “Pedometer” might be worth a look. It is free software (both as in freedom and as in free beer) and it makes use of an integrated hardware step detector and counter. The stats from the last week are displayed in the app and the complete statistic can be exported as a simple csv file. More information is available here: https://github.com/j4velin/Pedometer

  8. Are there any apps that keep track of your average daily steps, so that at the end the month you’ll know how many steps you averaged that month?

    1. Hi Andres,
      Almost every app gives you this info. Let us know which one you try and your experience with it. Thanks for reading.

  9. You say “RunKeeper is a fully loaded pedometer app” but I can’t find a way to see the number of steps taken during a walk.
    Isn’t this a basic function of a pedometer (step-counter)?

    1. Hi Zoddy,
      It should be a basic function. Maybe the app is malfunctioning, have you tried re- installing? if is working just fine, maybe the settings are off. =-)

  10. I downloaded the Pedometer app. But it stops counting steps when the screen is locked. So it’s basically worthless. I’m flabbergasted it has any positive reviews, nevermind tens of thousands of them.

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    1. Hi There,
      Thank you for your feedback and we will definitely look into that. Thanks for reading and commenting. =-)

  12. Hi there. Please, is any pedometer app working without using GPS? Which is using only gear in my phone? Thank you.

  13. Hi, I’m already using Pedometer on my Samsung, but I was wondering if there was a pedometer app that allowed me to add steps from when I don’t have my phone on me. Say I’m using youtube while on the treadmill, is there an app that then allows me to add how many steps I did in that session? Or do you always need to have your phone on you to log steps.

  14. Nobody I know on social media gives a crap about how far I have walked/been successful at losing weight. Nor should they. Is there a good app that makes a feature of NOT boring one’s friends with information best kept to oneself?

    1. If you have a Samsung phone, S Health is good, ay least I think so. If not, you can try any of the apps in the article.

  15. I have a nexus 6: I have google fit: I am looking for a pedometer app that actually works for day to day walking at work.
    I am on a farm, I walk 10 barns 300 ft long, 4 passes each. Here is the rub, I get on a tractor to go from barn to barn.
    Fit, noom, & s health all count steps when driving. Is there some thing that recognizes when you are not in a walking pace & stops counting?
    OR has a front & centre easy to find on off switch?
    Counting steps when driving totally troes accuracy off and defeats the purpose of using the app.
    Am I asking too much????

    1. Most of the devices use the up and down motion of walking to count your steps. That’s why you can shake your phone or Android Wear to add steps. You can try an app like Fit Plus to see if the advanced widget might be more of what you’re looking for.

  16. I deliver mail. My Samsung Health app can not tell the difference between walking and driving. It is way too time consuming to keep pausing and unpausing the step counter every time I jump in and out of the vehicle all day long. I have S7 Edge. Is their an app or a seperate pedometer altogther that can clearly tell when I am driving and when I am walking? My hands are full of mail so my arms do not swing back and forth like normal so I figured a wrist pedometer would be useless. Any ideas?

    1. Hello! Pedometer & Weight Loss Coach, number 2 in the post, should be able to meet your needs. If not, comment again and I’ll help you find some more options.

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