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# 209060 10-Mar-2017 22:33
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It looks like very soon I'll be joining the legions of Android users (retiring my Windows Phone). However I can't seem to find a good, realtime pedometer to use to record my steps.

 

I first used the MSN Health&Fitness app (see: http://www.geekzone.co.nz/forums.asp?topicid=184017 for more info) however it was retired by Microsoft not long after I got my phone. I then moved onto the Active Fitness app, which was good - I could put it in my pocket, walk around and it would record my steps and update the total immediately. It would also reset to 0 at midnight every day, and I could see my steps clocked up back to a month or so, which was great.

 

I tried a Windows 10 phone and the implementation of this app was rubbish - the updating was slow and it seemed it would update when it felt like it, which is no good to me. The Android implementation of the same app seems to be similar - in fact the layout between Windows Phone 8.1 and 10 is quite different, and 10's is not very user friendly at all.

 

So, asking as a yet-to-be Android user, what do you use? I need a pedometer that does the following:
- Records my steps in realtime, not update at some arbitrary time

 

- Resets at midnight every day

 

- Allows me to view historic steps taken

 

Does such an app exist?
Thanks in advance smile

 

Edit: this is one I was looking at - https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.sharpsol.digitalvalley.pedometer.free&hl=en - does it update in realtime?


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  # 1734648 11-Mar-2017 07:39
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Samsung phones come with one built along with a good app. Huawei has a less advanced but functional pedometer and app, doesn't do height. If your phone doesn't have hardware pedometers can take a lot of battery.


 
 
 
 




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  # 1734758 11-Mar-2017 13:22
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Sorry, I should add I was most likely going to get a Samsung :) what's the app called? Does it update in realtime?


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  # 1734785 11-Mar-2017 13:55
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S health, it's on the Galaxy S models at least. Yes it updates as you walk.


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  # 1734812 11-Mar-2017 14:10
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I just use Google Fit which is installed on many devices by default, or a simple download from the Play store on devices where the manufacturer chooses to install their own app.

 

 




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  # 1734966 11-Mar-2017 19:37
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Okay cool. It's an A3 by the way. I'll have a look tomorrow. As long as it (a) updates in realtime, (b) resets at midnight and (c) records all my steps for as long as I want it to I'll be happy :)


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  # 1734980 11-Mar-2017 19:54
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quickymart:

Okay cool. It's an A3 by the way. I'll have a look tomorrow. As long as it (a) updates in realtime, (b) resets at midnight and (c) records all my steps for as long as I want it to I'll be happy :)



If you normally wear a watch take a look at the withings line - ticks all your boxes and isn't a Fitbit - that's if you're wanting more reliable tracking.






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  # 1735459 12-Mar-2017 22:47
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Thanks for all the suggestions :) got the phone today, now to set it up and order a case...

 

Am I correct in saying I don't need a protective cover as this thing has Gorilla Glass which negates the need for one?


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quickymart:

 

Thanks for all the suggestions :) got the phone today, now to set it up and order a case...

 

Am I correct in saying I don't need a protective cover as this thing has Gorilla Glass which negates the need for one?

 

 

Been running my Nexus 5X without a case or screen protector (only a Dbrand skin) and no scratches on the screen. Gorilla Glass has come a long way however you can still break it with a drop so look at getting a glass screen protector if you'd like to protect it further.







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  # 1736117 13-Mar-2017 22:35
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Good suggestion, cheers :)

 

Last thing (for now - maybe I should start a new thread). I'm not the world's greatest photographer but my photos on this seem to be a little shaky. On the Lumia 930 I very rarely had focus problems or blurry images, yet on this one it seems to be more often than not. Does the 930 have sort of stability image correction thing? If so, is there such a thing I can install on my new phone?


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quickymart: ... but my photos on this seem to be a little shaky. On the Lumia 930 I very rarely had focus problems or blurry images, yet on this one it seems to be more often than not. 

 

Looking at the comparison of the phones, neither mentions image stabilisation: http://www.gsmarena.com/compare.php3?idPhone1=8336&idPhone3=6762&idPhone2=6227

 

This page specifically talks about the camera for the 930: http://www.gsmarena.com/nokia_lumia_930-review-1107p8.php

 

For the A3 they do mention a lack of advanced auto focus features here: http://www.gsmarena.com/samsung_galaxy_a3_2017-review-1554p8.php

 

 





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  # 1736151 14-Mar-2017 07:40
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D'oh ?? is there anything I can do to change/fix it? An app maybe?

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