Technology to help you walk

Technology to help you walk

You can keep motivated to walk by using mobile apps and wearable technology

There are lots of different types of technology out there that can be useful when walking, from mobile apps to wearable technology like Fitbits.

Here are a few ideas that you can try to help you understand your walking behaviour and keep you motivated!

Walking Apps - MapMyWalk
There are many walking mobile apps out there for download on smart phones. Some of these can can cost but the majority are free, like MapMyWalk. This app allows you to real-time fitness tracking at your fingertips.

Through using GPS, the app can follow your route whilst logging, time, distance, speed, pace elevation and calories burned. If you are also a keen cyclist, there is also a MapMyRide which also allows you to map your route and track activity.

Active 10 - Mobile App
Active 10 is also a free mobile app, brought to you by the NS, whic shows you how much brisk walking you’re doing and how you can do more. It’s easy to use and helps you set your goals for the day. The aim of the app is to help get you to do at least 10 minutes of brisk walking a day equalling one ‘Active 10’.

A brisk walk is just walking faster than normal at a pace that gets your heart pumping. One Active 10 a day can make a difference to your health. No gym memberships, no lyrca, just ten minutes and you!

Fitbits are a physical activity tracker designed to help you become more active, eat a more well-rounded diet, sleep better and ultimately, help you become healthier.

You wear a Fitbit on your wrist and it tracks every part of your day, including activity, exercise, food, weight and sleep, to help you stay motivated and see how small steps make a big difference.

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