By Alexander Clauss
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Pado is all about geo tracking.
This App provides several easy and powerful ways to record tracks or routes (for example of your hiking or cycling tours, of your trips with a motorcycle or car, workouts like jogging etc.), draw them on a map and analyze them graphically using speed and altitude profiles and bar charts.
You can start and stop recording a track manually but also fully automatically in the background, without any user interaction. Just tell the App to start and stop the recording when leaving or entering certain regions, you can even limit the recording to a certain time period, and the App will do the rest automatically.
The tracks can be exported and imported as GPX and KML.
Especially for sports activity, the App can give you status updates about speed, duration and distance using Speech output.
Pado also has a step counter (on devices with the required hardware).
The App provides a Time Tracking feature, which will gives you an easy way to log your whereabouts at certain regions automatically. Just define the regions you want to observe, the App is doing the rest automatically. The logged data can be presented as bar chart and exported as text or CSV file.
When entering or leaving certain regions the App can automatically record tracks, post notifications, play music, trigger "external" actions using the "WebHook" protocol and more.
Tracks and regions can be synced across devices using the iCloud. This makes it easy to record tracks on an iPhone and evaluate these later on a larger iPad screen.
Pado also supports the Apple Watch (all models) and can be used fully autonomously to record tracks or routes (which means you do not need to take the iPhone with you to use the Watch App). This does even work on Apple Watch models without GPS hardware (in which case the location services do use WLAN networks nearby to get the geo location). All tracks can be displayed directly on the Watch on a Map, and you can zoom and scroll the map with the track. Alternatively you can also use the Watch App to remote control the iPhone App.
Pado supports all iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch and Apple Watch devices.
Unlike many other Apps, this App does also work great on iPod Touch and iPad models without GPS hardware (but you need to be within a region with a good WLAN coverage). On devices with GPS hardware it works best. The step counter requires an iPhone 5s, 6, 6s, 7 or an Apple Watch.
As an option, Pado can use the heart rate data from Health-Kit and display it together with the recorded Track speed and pace charts. When recording tracks on the Apple Watch, Pado can also measure the heart rate. Pado will never store the heart rate data anywhere (neither within Pado nor externally), and will use the HealthKit data only when explicitly enabled in the settings.
Continued use of GPS running in the background can dramatically decrease battery life.
What's New in Version 2.1
- New Options for the geo-based actions added: The Step Counter can be now started or stopped when entering or leaving certain regions.
- The sort order for the Step Counter history can be changed
- When stopping the step counter or track recording on the watch, the data will be now immediately sent to the iPhone if it is reachable and the option „auto-send to iPhone“ is enabled.
- Bugfix: If the Watch App was configured to remote control the Step Counter of the iPhone, the steps are now directly stored in the steps history on the iPhone (before the steps were stored on the watch).
- Bugfix: In the Mail-Window for sending feedback the buttons could have the wrong colors.
Nice App to Measure Walking, Cycling, Skiing
After discovering Sys Info, I decided to try a few other apps by the same developer. I was pleasantly surprised with Pado - it's easy to use with a beautiful interface. Just perfect for tracking walks, cycling or virtually anything involving outdoor movement.
There are some cool advanced features available for those willing to invest a little time reading the documentation.
Definitely worth the modest price.
I encourage you to check out this talented developer's other apps as well.
- Category: Health & Fitness
- Updated: Jan 18, 2017
- Version: 2.1
- Size: 9.1 MB
- Apple Watch: Yes
- Languages: English, Catalan, German, Polish, Spanish
- Seller: Alexander Clauss
- © 2016 Alexander Clauss
Compatibility: Requires iOS 7.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.