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
Needs an update
Save your money, skip this app until it's updated. I use the Zombies, Run app from the same company and was excited to try this app out too. Waste of time and money. If you have one of the newest iOS versions skip this app as it doesn't run well. The entire UI is super slow, it crashes, and does NOT play well with music players. It's a shame because the story seemed neat, but the app is almost unusably unresponsive.
Really wanted to like this..
I deleted this app for two reasons: 1 - it doesn't seem to work with the iPhone music player very well (so either there is silence between story points, or I have to manually go into the app every time), and 2 - having to stop walking every few minutes to check my phone for new "clues", etc, is really inconvenient and kind of annoying.. I love Zombies, Run! If these things were fixed I would probably redownload this
I wanted to like this app - the premise of having to walk to get a story is great.
But it works so poorly on my iPhone 6s. The map is slow in responding. I am on episode 5 and twice it has lost my days data making me wait again to get the story.
If I read that they have fixed these issues I will try again.
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- Category: Health & Fitness
- Updated: Sep 02, 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.