Updated: Sep 16, 2021
Millions of people use the pedometer on their cell phone to track their daily steps but when they set down their phone throughout the day, they don't get an accurate count.
Not everyone has (or wants) a wearable fitness-tracker and even if they do have one, many people don't want to wear it on their wrist all the time. But chances are most people do try to keep their cell phone with them throughout the day because it's indispensable.
Your phone is quite literally your lifeline to your professional, personal and online world.
With MyPhonePouch tucked over any snug, sturdy waistband, you can carry your phone hands-free secure on your hip as you move about your day. Keeping your phone on you not only ensures you don't miss that important phone call or time-sensitive text, it provides a much more accurate read on your steps, your flights of stairs, the overall timing of when you were on the move and when you were sedentary too long.
The built-in pedometer on your phone is just another useful feature at your fingertips. If you don't track your steps on your phone but want to start doing so, it's simple to get started.
How to use your iPhone as a pedometer:
Step 1: Open the Health app and go to the "Health Data" section.
Step 2: Tap "Activity" to see your number of steps, flights climbed and timing of activity
Your data is presented in intuitive graphs that you can review by day, week, month and year making it easy to compare your daily totals. There are several settings to select so you can view the data that you want to track.
How to use your Android as a pedometer:
Google Fit is the pedometer app in the Androids. Some newer models have it already installed and some models you need to download the app. After you’ve done so, open the Google Fit app and swipe around to see how many steps you’ve taken and other fitness details presented in easy-to-read formats. Most other brands of phones have similar pedometer functionality.
Now you can start counting all your steps throughout the day because it really does add up. Be it moving about your house, your yard, at the store, or out on a walk it's easy and fun to track your steps. You can set goals to move more throughout your day and incorporate steps into your daily routine. Best of all, when you use MyPhonePouch keep your phone on your hip, you'll get credit for all your steps.