At last we have a iphone app! No more wondering how far your walk is, or trying to remember exactly where you crossed the field ... your phone can do all of that for you. Even better you can now record all those little bits of everyday walking to build up a real picture of how far you walk in a day.
It seems like a long time since I used a bit of string to work out how long a walk was - technology has pretty much made my string redundant! One of the features I love most about the Walk4Life site is the ability to create your walk and see how long it is - it's really satisfying to see the total appear and know that is how far you walked. Given how fast technology is moving it seemed a logical step for us to develop an app so that you can record you walk as you do it - and we have done exactly that.
You can download the app from iTunes - find out more here. Once you have signed in you can use it to keep a track of all the walking you do, it will add the miles and, if you want, the walks, to your profile on the Walk4Life website. It's really easy to use, although you may need to wait a little while to make sure the GPS knows where you are before you set off.
The app is only for iphones and ipads at the moment, and we know of course that not everyone has an iphone .... but if you do have one then I thoroughly recomend the app.
And, of course, it's free so it is even cheaper then the piece of string, although it's still worth having a piece of string just in case your battery is flat!