Active 10 tracks your walking and shows you when to increase your pace to benefit your health.The app is designed to quickly and simply help you do more brisk walking in bursts of ten minutes, known as Active 10s. It tracks all your walking and rewards your progress.
• Breaks your target down into manageable chunks of ten minutes of brisk walking
• Shows you when you’ve walked at the right speed
• Gives you goals to work towards
• Rewards your progress
• Shows where you can convert normal walking into Active 10s
• Provides hints and tips
BRISK WALKING BENEFITS YOUR HEALTH
We all know how important it is to be active. The good news is that you don’t have to go to the gym or start expensive fitness programmes, walking counts too!
Just ten minutes of brisk walking every day can get your heart pumping and can make you feel more energetic, as well as lowering your risk of serious illnesses like heart disease and type 2 diabetes. Going for a brisk walk is a great way to clear your head.
Active 10s are simple to fit into your day, from taking the dog out to going for a lunchtime walk.
Note: Continued use of GPS running in the background can impact battery life.
This app relies on your phone’s inbuilt sensors to measure activity so you may experience varying levels of accuracy especially in older devices/operating systems. To improve accuracy, keep your phone in a pocket close to your body rather than in a loose coat pocket or bag.
This is an early version of the app. If you have any feedback for how we can improve the app please send it to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Frequently asked questions: https://www.nhs.uk/oneyou/active10/faqs#xQYHQxaKMtCArDuc.97
Improved loading times and bug fixes
Ratings and Reviews
Like the concept
I think this is a good way to motivate yourself to be more active. However, the app is a bit slow to load, and the notifications could be improved. (Prompting me to open the app to check my status is not as good as actually telling me what my status might be, and a widget would be helpful too.)
The app seems to be hard on the battery; while I’ve only had it open a couple of minutes in the past day, it’s 10% of battery drain. Presumably it’s running frequently in the background. Is that really necessary or could the M processor’s step collection data, or Apple Watch input, suffice?
My goal is ten minutes of walking briskly without stopping a day. In a few more weeks, I plan to up that to twice a day. If my goal is 10 minutes of consecutive brisk walking, and the app shows 11, 12, even 13 consecutive minutes of brisk walking, I would expect that to show my ‘Active 10’ for the day complete. But it doesn’t always do that and that is frustrating for someone that wants to visually see that goal achieved (or I wouldn’t use the app at all). I am hoping this is fixed soon so I can go back to recommending this app to others.
It doesn’t give you options of using location tracking only when using the app.
Was interested in trying out the app. Excited that it has a different approach than just counting the steps.
Unfortunately, the settings requires you to switch on “access the location” all the time. I tried choosing “only when the app is being used” but it doesn’t work.
I would like the app to track my location only if I’m using it. Not 24/7 or 365 days. Give users the freedom to choose when and where to use the app.
- Public Health England
- 27.1 MB
- Health & Fitness
- Requires iOS 9.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone 5s, iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iPhone 6s, iPhone 6s Plus, iPhone SE, iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus, iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, iPhone X, iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max, iPhone XR, and iPod touch (6th generation).
- Age Rating
- Rated 4+
- This app may use your location even when it isn't open, which can decrease battery life.
- © Public Health England, 2017
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.