The Walk - Fitness Tracker and Game
By Six to Start
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Created with the NHS and the UK's Department of Health, The Walk helps you walk more, every single day. When you’re playing The Walk, every step counts.
A bomb explodes in Inverness station, and you’re given a package that could save the world. To stay alive, you’ll need to walk the length of the UK. The Walk is more than just a great pedometer/step counter — it's a way to turn walking into a journey, a challenge, and a rip-roaring adventure.
Made by Six to Start and Naomi Alderman, creators of the world’s most popular running game with over 800,000 players, Zombies, Run!
ENGADGET - “Simple, fun, effective.”
JOYSTIQ - "Spices up your step-tracking with some danger and intrigue.”
BBC NEWS - “Encourages users to walk 10,000 steps-a-day to help improve their health”
LIFEHACKER - “You're motivated to actually get up and move around so you can progress further into the story, and it works really well.”
AWESOME ACTIVITY TRACKER
Just put your phone in your pocket or purse and we’ll track every walk and run you take — and map it, too!
You’ll walk the length of the UK while evading capture by the police and enemy agents. Can you work out who set off that bomb in the first place and what their plan is? Get ready for an epic adventure across 65 episodes, 800 minutes of audio, and hundreds of miles.
Get rewarded for walking more by collecting clues, scanning for information, and unlocking achievements.
The Walk adjusts its difficulty based on individual fitness levels. Everyone’s different, and we make sure we give you the right level of challenge!
OPTIMISED FOR M7 IN IPHONE 5S
Got the iPhone 5s? Then you’ll love The Walk — we use the M7 to count your steps even more accurately and with even less battery usage.
- Requires iOS 7. Works on iPhone 4, iPhone 4S, iPhone 5, and iPod Touch 5th gen.
- Continued use of GPS running in the background can dramatically decrease battery life. The Walk uses your phone’s accelerometer to measure your movement, and primarily uses wifi and cell towers to track location. We also use GPS sparingly when for tracking your walking routes.
- To maintain constant tracking, you’ll need to have ‘Background App Refresh’ set to ON for The Walk (Settings > General > Background App Refresh)
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What's New in Version 1.3
Bug fixes for iOS 9 users
Definitely not for running
I suppose that should be obvious with a name like "the walk", but it's impossible to have the phone in your pocket or on your arm while playing because you'll miss things on the map.
Also, the accents sound fake and are super annoying. To the point where I stopped playing after the second or third "chapter".
Would be good if you get bored walking to work or school and don't like listening to music.
Amazing for incentive
This app really helps if you don't always have the willpower to keep going - storyline is great too!! One of my fave fitness apps now
Has the potential to be amazing, but just too many bugs!
I really wanted to love this app. I have Run, Zombies, Run! And it changed my life. The Walk could be amazing, but just has a few things I personally would prefer changed!
I get that it's meant to be interactive, but I find it cumbersome to constantly be looking at the screen and tapping things when I'm meant to be walking. I wish there were a mode where audio played automatically when you hit checkpoints. I also wish it worked with your music, in the same was RZR does.
I ended up giving up as it was just too hard to try and look at the screen and tap while hiking (and not fall over something), but I guess it would work if you were just on an even-ground gentle walk.
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- Category: Health & Fitness
- Updated: 02 September 2015
- Version: 1.3
- Size: 851 MB
- Language: English
- Seller: Six to Start
- © Six to Start
Compatibility: Requires iOS 7.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.