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The Walklogger Pedometer app for Android: Count your steps

Some apps go above and beyond to provide additional features to the users. They integrate social media into their experience. Some apps even have some unique features hidden inside. WalkLogger Pedometer is not one of those apps.

This running app for Android is the definition of straightforwardness and simplicity. Do you need to run? This app can help you do that. If you need to brag about your runs on multiple social media outlets, you are better off with other apps.

The Good

WalkLogger runs quietly in the background, only using minimal resources all the while silently calculating the steps you take. The app has a very clean and simple interface that can help you learn how much you have walked or ran. The app is extremely minimalistic in terms of features and details.

The Bad

There are no extra features available on this app. There are no hidden calorie counters or workout features in this app. All it does is chart your walks and keep a healthy record of them. That is all there is to the app.

The Bottom Line

If you need a reliable app to tell you how much you have run or walked, Walklogger Pedometer app for Android is the best app for you. If you need a little more from your Android running app, this app will fail to provide that.

Installation and Boot

The app is small in size and can be easily downloaded in seconds. You can even use your mobile data connection to download the app. Go to the Google Play Store page and tap on the Install button. Select the device you need to download the app to and you are ready to go.

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After the app is downloaded, launch it from the notification bar or the app icon. The app will boot up instantly. There are no tutorials in the app and to be honest there is no need for them to exist.

Interface

The interface of WalkLogger Pedometer app is designed to be very simple. There is a main screen that shows you essential information about your walks.

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A large number right on the top side of the screen shows the number of steps you have taken in a day. Also displayed are distance and calories. A large graph is present on the main screen, telling you about your walking schedule.

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Features

The features of this running app for Android are rather limited. Apart from calculating the number of steps, the app only determines the distance it took to complete them. And the resulting calorie burn is also mentioned prominently.

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A history section is also available which can help you learn more about your daily walking patterns.

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You can also manually enter the exercise data into the app. This will add into your calorie burned and distance traveled.

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Usage

Using the app is fairly easy. The app automatically starts tracking your movement. Yes, there is no dedicated button to activate the tracking.

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You can even turn off the display and keep the app in your pocket during runs or long walks. The tracking will still keep going in the background.

Accuracy

The accuracy of the app is hit and miss. However, you can turn down the sensitivity of the app in the settings.

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Even after toning down the sensitivity, the app kept miscalculating my steps. I tested the app for exactly 50 steps two times. The results were 47 and 54 respectively. While this is not a significant miscalculation, it is still a little annoying.

Permissions

The app doesn’t ask for anything. I mean literally, the app doesn’t even want GPS access to work. No network access is needed either.

One of the best things about the app is that it doesn’t want your email address. So there is no logging in with your personal information, ever. This is perhaps the only app on the best pedometer apps for Android list that doesn’t want you to login. This app is as secure as they come.


Conclusion

I may have been a little hard on the app, but that’s because all the others are providing a ton of features. However, if you need a light pedometer app for Android, there is no simpler app than WalkLogger Pedometer app.

If you have any questions about the review or the app, feel free to run them down to the comments below.

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25 Comments

  1. I’m still testing out this app (since my dedicated pedometer is down), but I like it so far. I too appreciate its simplicity, as I’m only concerned with distance walked. I still have to fine-tune calibration of my step length, and to do that properly I must do very LONG walks of known distances as measured by very accurate maps. My standard pedometer measuring route is a 7 km stretch, and I will do that soon.

    1. Hi Ross,
      Glad to hear that you like the app and that you are happy with its simplicity. Looks like you really enjoy walking and that is definitely a good thing. Keep up the good work and thanks for your comment.

    1. Hi Sue,
      Let me contact the author for you to get answer for your question. I will get back to you, but thanks for commenting!

    2. Hi there Sue,

      I’m afraid there is only the full reset option on the app. I just checked my notes as I personally use runtastic for runs. I’ll install the app to see if there is another option I missed but I’m pretty sure you can’t do that. May I ask why would you want to delete the previous data? Just curious 🙂

  2. You mentioned resetting it. How can I do that? I want to reset the steps for the entire day, ie., the big number at the top.

    I love the simplicity and the footprint of the app. That IS the plus for me. I searched and searched for a small, unobtrusive app that was accurate. I found it, it seems.

  3. Two more questions:

    1. How does the app know it is the end of the day and reset itself for the next day?
    2. The calorie count shown is wrong. I walked 0.2 km and it shows I have expended 12 KCal!!!! Impossible! I would have in no way burned 1200 cals after walking 310 steps and 0.2 km!!! It should be reading “cal”. Not KILOCal.!

    1. Hi Christina,
      I would recommend playing around with the setting since each user has their preferences and to calculate your step length you can try going to a track or some place where you’re sure of the distance.
      Count your steps as you walk across that distance, making sure you travel at least 20 steps.
      Divide the total distance (in feet) taken by the number of steps to get your stride length.
      Your running pace can be calculated the same way, only by running a known distance rather than walking. Hope this helps. Thanks for commenting. =-)

  4. My husband and I have been using the App for a week. Simple and we like it. I usually send my results to email to use as a comparison and not lose any data. We walk every morning and are trying to increase our steps and distance a little more each week. We are just youthfully retired, a few back issues…we are anxious to let the doctor know how this App is helping, mentally and physically. Thank you.

    1. Hi Barb,
      Congratulations on making you and your husband’s goal to increase your steps and distance each week. The best of luck! Don´ forget to also let us know how the app helped. =-) Thanks for commenting.

  5. Can you explain to me the sensitivity settings? I am walking with my phone in my pocket, both at home and work, and worry I am getting counted for more steps than I should.

    1. Hi Mary,
      When the app was tested it has the same tendency, but the miscalculation was not a big one, but it was still off. What did you want to know exactly about the sensitivity settings? =-)

  6. Hello
    I also wonder about the “sensitivity” setting. What effect does it have? I have it set at +1 (the setting it was on when I downloaded it) I understand all the rest, and think I have my stride set correctly.

  7. There are two numbers on the home screen both indicating mileage.
    After a hike the bottom number doesn’t change. I don’t understand this.

  8. Hey 😀
    I really like the app and have been using it for about a year now 🙂
    But i wonder… If i switch phone or get a new phone can i keep all my walk data?
    And if yes how can i safe them and tranfer the old data to a new phone ? 🙂

  9. We just got a new phone. Samsung J7 perx. I installed the walker logger app on both phones and it doesnt work on either phone. Does anyone know why it isn’t working on the new phone? It did work on our old lg g3 vigor.
    Thank you

    1. Hi Marge! It’s an estimate of the number of calories you’ve burned walking. Your exact number may vary from the app’s count, because it’s based on averages.

  10. Gave been using walklogger for a couple of years, and its accuracy is pretty good, plus or minus 5% usually on a nexus5. Just bought a Pixel 3a and auto transferred all my apps with no problems. However I have to start it every day. Also it doesn’t accept my old email address, or even a different one. Pity as I do much want to keep using this app.

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