I gave up on buying FitBits after my second $100 device dropped from my pocket and ended up who knows where. So I was interested in yesterday’s update to the iOS app which lets you track your steps using just the app and the iPhone 5S’s M7 MoCoPro.
But apparently this tracking doesn’t offer the full FitBit kit and caboodle, eliminating the useful functionality of recording individual activities. Thankfully, another app just added these features. It’s called StepTracker, and it’s free.
StepTracker is a pedometer and fitness tracker which uses the M7 in the iPhone 5S to record your steps and the distance you’ve walked in a day. And while it doesn’t offer all the advanced data options of the FitBit and its accompanying app, it does let you count the distance, steps and time taken during a run or a walk.
It’s called Stopwatch Mode, and when you activate it you switch on a timer letting you break out your activities individually. You can also track your progress on a graph, and there’s a leader board to compare yourself to other StepTracker users.
StepTracker developer Jackson Myers tells me that “I don’t believe any other M7 apps have this feature,” which makes the app worth a look. You can get it now, free, and remove the in-app ads with a $1 in-app purchase.