Bug fix and improvements
Ratings and Reviews
Good idea but!
This app is a good idea and I like the way it shows when you are walking briskly. However, I am not over happy with location services being on all the time and would prefer "whilst using" setting to be allowed. Only used it one day so far so accuracy cannot comment on but what I seen looks correct. It is a basic app though as today I cannot find anyway of seeing what I did yesterday only a graph showing I did 40 minutes above my 10 minute brisk walk goal. This app needs some work on it to give it more features. I have used a different Public Health England app before and that was also rather basic! This app is an excellent idea but I don't think it will be on my phone long if updates are not forthcoming in the very near future to change location services option and giving it a few more features.
Thanks for responding to my review. I have now upgraded to 4 stars as having used it daily now I can see that the accuracy is correct. I also appreciate that Location Services do need to be on to track my daily activity and also I know now that it is not draining my battery too much which was one of my concerns for this. I would though still like to have some history of my previous days/weeks/months with detail as some other Apps do. On the whole it is a good App and I really like the fact I can see when I am walking briskly. Will now keep on my phone for a bit longer and look forward to seeing future updates.
Developer Response ,
The app requires location services in order to track your activity throughout the day.
Thank you for this constructive feedback. We will take your comments on board for future releases. Please keep an eye on the app store for updates.
Logs all activity that involves moving from one place to another. That in itself is useful as it highlights active and sedentary periods during the day. I am not entirely convinced that the logging of the 'brisk' walking periods is totally accurate. Some periods when I know I have been walking briskly have not been recognised whereas other periods where I was not expecting walking to be recognised as brisk have been. I am a little disappointed that brisk periods under ten minutes do not count towards the goal even when accumulated they suggest the target has been reached. I accumulated 20 mins brisk walking yesterday but because they were in small chunks I 'failed' to reach my target. So far as time delay in updating mentioned by some other reviewers I have found updating occurs when the app is on the home page. Easy to swipe between pages and keep up to date. I will continue to use the app if only to get me off the sofa more often.
Developer Response ,
Sorry to hear the app isn't recording your activity correctly. Please ensure your device is kept in a pocket close to your body rather than a loose bag. We are constantly enhancing the app to improve accuracy across devices. Please update to the latest version of the app for the best user experience. Thanks for your feedback.
Missing the Point!!!
I liked the idea of this and for me it seems fairly accurate so far. It's nice to see how much brisk walking I've accumulated in a day and over time. The main problem is the Active 10's. I get that they want the 10 minutes brisk to be continuous walking but then there is no screen to see those achievements. I'm not sure for example if I achieved an Active 10 yesterday or the day before. All it shows is the cumulative amount of brisk walking. Seeing as the focus is an Active 10, I am very disappointed that I cannot see when I have achieved these over time. I am motivated by seeing things like this and to be honest the app isn't very motivating for me if I can't see the Active 10's I've achieved. You get a badge/reward when you complete your first active 10 and then for a continuous week. But I don't know if I'm on day 7 and need to make a special effort to achieve the badge or where I am... Without actually showing me how I'm doing on the Active 10s this app actually doesn't get me to walk any more and I just use it to glance at every few days out of interest rather than it actively engaging and encouraging me. This is a pretty big oversight. Unless this improves I'll probably delete the App and won't be recommending it to anyone either.
Developer Response ,
Thanks for your constructive feedback. We will take your comments on board for future releases.
- Public Health England
- 29.8 MB
- Health & Fitness
Requires iOS 9.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone 5s, iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iPhone 6S, iPhone 6S Plus, iPhone SE, iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus, iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, iPhone X, iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max, iPhone XR, iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro, iPhone 11 Pro Max, iPad Air, iPad Air Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad mini 2, iPad mini 2 Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad Air 2, iPad Air 2 Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad mini 3, iPad mini 3 Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad mini 4, iPad mini 4 Wi-Fi + Cellular, 12.9-inch iPad Pro, 12.9-inch iPad Pro Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad Pro (9.7-inch), iPad Pro (9.7-inch) Wi‑Fi + Cellular, iPad Wi-Fi (5th generation), iPad (5th generation) Wi‑Fi + Cellular, iPad Pro (12.9-inch) (2nd generation), iPad Pro (12.9‑inch) (2nd generation) Wi‑Fi + Cellular, iPad Pro (10.5-inch), iPad Pro (10.5-inch) Wi‑Fi + Cellular, iPad (6th generation), iPad Wi-Fi + Cellular (6th generation), iPad Pro (11-inch), iPad Pro (11-inch)Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad Pro (12.9-inch), iPad Pro (12.9-inch) Wi‑Fi + Cellular, iPad mini (5th generation), iPad mini (5th generation) Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad Air (3rd generation), iPad Air (3rd generation) Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad (7th generation), iPad (7th generation) Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPod touch (6th generation) and iPod touch (7th generation).
- Age Rating
- Rated 4+
- This app may use your location even when it isn't open, which can decrease battery life.
- © Public Health England, 2017
Up to six family members will be able to use this app with Family Sharing enabled.