One You Active 10 Walk Tracker
By Public Health England
This app is only available on the App Store for iOS devices.
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 email@example.com.
Frequently asked questions: https://www.nhs.uk/oneyou/active10/faqs#xQYHQxaKMtCArDuc.97
What's New in Version 1.3.6
Bug fixes and minor improvements
I can’t fault this app in any way whatsoever. It does exactly what it says on the tin. I’ve found that for it to work properly and accurately you need to have your device CLOSE to your body, ideally in a trouser pocket or shirt breast pocket, which I have done, and it’s registered my brisk walking accurately.
For anybody who says that they think they’ve done an Active 10(s) but it hasn’t shown up on the app, try restarting your device and check the app again. I’ve done that before and it worked.
Great work guys! Keep it up!
28 Nov 2017. Really irritated that this app has stuck once again - for the 3rd time. Forced closure didn’t sort the problem. Only option was to delete & start again. Please get it sorted & make it reliable.
This app is a great idea & motivating. BUT the app has stuck on me twice now - 1st screen won't load up - black square with rotating white rays & faded details behind just stays there. I have an iPhone 6. Really annoying to have to delete the app, download it again. Has anyone else had this problem?Thanks for the developer reply. Will try forced closure if it sticks again. So, far it’s been fine since 2nd installation. It would be good if the app recorded & displayed the number of Active 10s
Too much drain on battery!
I think this is good and works for me except for the fact location has to be on all the time. My battery cant cope with this and I've had to, regretfully, delete it.
Update November 2017. Have re-installed this app as it has improved. Now using it with less pressure on battery. Still like it and it reminds me to take some exercise which I do aim to everyday.
- Category: Health & Fitness
- Updated: 21 November 2017
- Version: 1.3.6
- Size: 23.1 MB
- Language: English
- Developer: Public Health England
- © Public Health England, 2017
Compatibility: 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 and iPod touch (6th generation).