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
Fun motivation to walk with only minor flaws.
Having come to this app from the developer's "Zombies, Run!" I knew what to expect: an engaging storyline, good voice acting, and motivation to keep on the move so I could continue to hear more. Only real issue is that after it has been running for a while, the app starts to slow down - but a kill and restart has always fixed that with no problems. And in some of the levels, particularly the ones with snow, some of the collectibles you have the click on can be pretty tough to find. But overall a nice app for walkers.
Buy zombie run or zombie 5k it's much better
I agree with the other reviewer who said this a waste of money. You are not able to play your playlist while using this app. You have to play the story line whereas zombie run, even zombie run 5k it's plays automatically. I guess I just could not resist giving six to start more money. Anyway if your not willing to pay the $7.99 a month for zombie run. I recommend buying zombie 5k instead. Don't be intimidated, you will walk/jog 3x a wk only and by the end you will run 5k. Since I finished 5k, I wanted to try their other app. Really this app still needs work. I guess their main focus is zombie run, since it makes more money (subscription). Hopefully this review helps you out. Wish I can get my $2.99 back :(
Love the story! App can be a little buggy.
This app was a great motivator, I bow to the creative genius of Naomi Alderman and Six to Start! There are things I wish were different (automatically playing the audio, not having to be looking at and tapping on my device to find the landscape features so as to be able to keep walking). But the story and concept are amazing and I'm proud to have completed the mission! Highly recommend to folks who need a little extra incentive to get that constitutional walk in.
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- Category: Health & Fitness
- Updated: Sep 02, 2015
- Version: 1.3
- Size: 831 MB
- Language: English
- Seller: Six to Start
- © Six to Start
Compatibility: Requires iOS 7.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.