Duffy - Steps Complication 4+

Elegant steps complication

Think Tank Productions

    • 4.5 • 228 Ratings
    • Free
    • Offers In-App Purchases


Duffy provides quick access to your step count directly on your Apple Watch face as a complication.

I was surprised to find that a steps complication wasn’t included on Apple Watches out of the box. Being a veteran iOS developer, I decided to build one in my spare time. I really loved my prototype version and thought there were more people who would love it too. So I put in the extra effort to release it to the App Store for everyone! Duffy is completely free, has no ads, and is even open source so if you’re also a developer, you can help me enhance it.

Duffy is a simple app, but it will probably turn into the most used app on your Apple Watch. No more opening the Activity app and scrolling around to find your steps. It’s now available at a glance.

Duffy is more than just an elegant Apple Watch complication. Use the full watch app for easy access to your steps, flights climbed and distance travelled for today and the past week. Set a daily steps goal and be notified on your watch when you reach it. The companion iPhone app provides the same access to your steps, flights and distance on a much larger, easier-to-read surface while also allowing you to dig deeper into your data to see trends and statistics over time.

Duffy reads the steps, flights climbed, distance travelled, and activity energy from your iPhone and Apple Watch from the Health app (via the HealthKit API).

What’s New

Version 4.2

- Provide new non-gauge options for complications that just display step count
- Fixes for iOS 16 and watchOS 9

Ratings and Reviews

4.5 out of 5
228 Ratings

228 Ratings

LAF361 ,

The step counter that you have been missing

Imagine my shock when I get my Apple Watch and the activity app is so difficult to customize and does not even have a way to make one of the three rings represent your step goal for the day. Coming from a Fitbit, I was very disappointed that the step count was so hidden on the Apple Watch. Duffy solves that problem. I wish it updated instantly by connecting directly to the step counter on the watch itself. It appears to sync with the health app instead. I had to adjust my settings so that my health app took steps data only from my Apple Watch, because Duffy would have a different count than the watch’s activity app. Thanks to the developers for filling the step count void.

EZE Ruthless ,

Fixes Apple’s oversight

Apple’s laughably glaring oversight—a watch based on fitness with no native way to display your step count on any of dozens of watch faces—is solved by Duffy. With this app, you can see your step count at a glance (you know: the feature the watch should have had built-in from the time you open the box). Equally importantly: I will always support developers who utilize the “Tip Jar” instead of foisting yet another annoying “subscription fee” on us. And the privacy policy? Clearly states that the developer doesn’t collect ANY personal info from the app.

Ethical developer with, great app—what are you waiting for? Get it!

MrSenes ,

Great feature Apple should have included...but...

I’ve tried a couple step counters that include the option to include steps as a complication on my series 5. This app is definitely the most accurate I’ve found, however very often ill look down to see that the number on the complication hasn’t changed when I know I’ve taken quite a few steps since the last reading. Usually you can open the app and after a time it’ll update, sometimes quickly sometimes it takes a while.

The first night I had the app at 12:45am I looked down to see the step count on the complication hadn’t reset from the previous count which was around 11:30pm. I understand that Apple restricts how often complications can update but even considering that, an hour seems a kinda long wouldn’t you say?

I’ve rated as 3 stars, knocking one off because of how inconsistent the updating appears to be and the other because sometimes even when I open the app it’ll take 20 seconds or more to update in the app (on the watch).

This is a much needed solution & I understand that Apple’s restrictions limit how fast it can update but there’s gotta be a creative way to work around this.

Developer Response ,

Apple has recently made some changes to watchOS around battery life longevity that make updating the watch face even more difficult. I am working on workarounds and hope to have an update out in the next several days. Thanks for being a user.

App Privacy

The developer, Think Tank Productions, 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 Collected

The developer does not collect any data from this app.

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