The Walk: Fitness Tracker Game 12+

Every Step Counts

Six to Start

    • 4.3 • 175 Ratings
    • Free
    • Offers In-App Purchases

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Created with the NHS and the UK's Department of Health, The Walk helps you walk more, every single day. When you’re playing The Walk, every step counts.

A bomb explodes in Inverness station, and you’re given a package that could save the world. To stay alive, you’ll need to walk the length of the UK. The Walk is more than just a great pedometer/step counter — it's a way to turn walking into a journey, a challenge, and a rip-roaring adventure.

Made by Six to Start and Naomi Alderman, creators of the world’s most popular running game with over 5 million players, Zombies, Run!

ENGADGET - “Simple, fun, effective.”
JOYSTIQ - "Spices up your step-tracking with some danger and intrigue.”
BBC NEWS - “Encourages users to walk 10,000 steps-a-day to help improve their health”
LIFEHACKER - “You're motivated to actually get up and move around so you can progress further into the story, and it works really well.”

Just put your phone in your pocket or purse and we’ll track every walk and run you take — and map it, too!

You’ll walk the length of the UK while evading capture by the police and enemy agents. Can you work out who set off that bomb in the first place and what their plan is? Get ready for an epic adventure across 65 episodes, 800 minutes of audio, and hundreds of miles.

Get rewarded for walking more by collecting clues, scanning for information, and unlocking achievements.

The Walk adjusts its difficulty based on individual fitness levels. Everyone’s different, and we make sure we give you the right level of challenge!

Comes with the first five episodes and challenges for free, with the remaining 60 unlockable by subscribing to the Abel Runner's Club.

Subscriptions are $5.99 USD/month or $34.99 USD/year. Subscriptions will be charged to your iTunes account after your confirmation of purchase.

Subscriptions automatically renew unless auto-renew is turned off at least 24-hours before the end of the current period. You can go to your iTunes Account Settings to manage your subscription and turn off auto-renew. Cancellation of the current active subscription period is not allowed.

- Requires iOS 10.3
- This app integrates with the Health app via Healthkit to read and track your steps and movement data to register your progress in the game
- Continued use of GPS running in the background can dramatically decrease battery life. The Walk uses your phone’s accelerometer to measure your movement, and primarily uses wifi and cell towers to track location. The Walk is designed to use GPS sparingly and should have little to no impact on your battery.

Full terms of use and our privacy policy are at and or via (view The Walk > Buying & Downloading The Walk)

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What’s New

Version 2.6.5

Improved security and authentication. Users can now opt to use 2-step authentication.

Ratings and Reviews

4.3 out of 5
175 Ratings

175 Ratings

JaSonJaMan ,

Great story!... but...

The Walk can be gripping - with neat twists and detail creating an excellent adventure. The voice acting and effects are often first rate, and the maps help submerge me in the world game. If you're looking for something to spice up your daily stepcount, this is an excellent option!


There are times where the game doesn't hang together. In one episode someone declares “we’re back on the road”, talking about walking along it to blow up a car... but on the map we’re not on the road, and not heading that way. Mostly it's well tied together, but sometimes it isn't, and that's really jarring.

On a more personal note, I’ve come to this from the excellent Zombies Run. What I’d love would be a “Zombie Run Mode” focussed on in-game play -automatically playing audio clips when you reach them, only showing items when you were near, only progressing “in-game”, and not demanding every kind of access to notifications / motion etc! Personally I don't want a stepcounter - I do want something that gets me out of the house for a good walk… so it makes it less the game for me

That said, I do want to find out what The Burn are up to - so I guess it's got me hooked for now :)

Urascience ,

Great story but buggy

I'm currently 6 episodes in and the story is interesting. The idea behind the app of it works in the background whilst you do other things is great, only occasionally opening it up to listen to some story or find collectables. However the game is buggy and sometimes needs you to minimise the app and reopen it for it to work properly. An update hopefully would fix this but there hasn't been one for a while.

It also doesn't record how far you have walked, just the time and number of steps. An estimated distance would be nice.

If you want to walk, and to slightly increase it The Walk isn't a bad app. It's just not perfect, which is a shame from the creators of Zombies, Run!

Soupdragon101 ,

Can’t purchase - just an expensive subscription model

So initially a great app. I liked the cheesy storyline of being an unwitting spy, carrying a parcel for 500 miles & it was just something different to listening to music & podcasts

Also impressed it had been built in conjunction and sponsored by the NHS

In the App Store it also says you can buy the app for £4.49…..

Once you’ve done the first 4 missions - which I did over the course of 2 weeks on and off - it asks you to pay for it. No problem, happy to pay, errr where’s the purchase button.

Nope, their minimum subscription is now £5.99 a month. However their support site & website still talks about purchasing it but nope supposedly changed the model in Dec 2019

I don’t want to join a running club to be chased by Zombies & I want to do the app in my own time. Not have to pay £33 for a 12 month subscription (which I guesstimated it would take me at least) instead of a £4.49 one off purchase

So guess I’ll go back to listening to millions of songs & podcasts instead and then listen to the Proclaimers once my phone tells me I’ve walked those 500 miles

TL;DR Great potential - shady pricing model for 5+ year app.

App Privacy

The developer, Six to Start, indicated that the app’s privacy practices may include handling of data as described below. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

Data Not Linked to You

The following data may be collected but it is not linked to your identity:

  • Location
  • Usage Data
  • Diagnostics

Privacy practices may vary based on, for example, the features you use or your age. Learn More

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