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    Hey Guys

    Is anyone using a Pedometer app to monitor their work outs?? Iíve been trying to find a really good one but unable to find one yet...

    What do you use? Recommendations?

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    I would also be interested in this, had a quick search on the app store but none of them looked great.

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    I doubt this would be possible due to the fact the application needs to be open all the time.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rickyd View Post
    I doubt this would be possible due to the fact the application needs to be open all the time.
    There are a few apps.. Most of them say you cant put it to sleep while using .. which is fine.. But yeah ive looked at most the apps and none look good enough for me to spend money on
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    yeah I had a look for one tonight, but most of the apps are drivel. I'm not flaking out cash on some shitty app.
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    iTreadmill seems to hold the most promise and best reviews, especially with the current version. Seems to have the ability to measure whether doing actual walking/running, or if on a treadmill. It will pause when you do; resume when you resume moving. For $2US, it seems reasonably priced.

    Only drawbacks seem to be that it pauses when other apps engage like the phone or SMS, regardless of whether you're still moving. Does allow you to listen to iPod (which must be started prior to this app), but it will once again pause if you go back to the iPod to change settings.

    In any case, I'm going to give it a shot this evening. Will respond later if something substantial occurs, either pro or con towards this app.

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    If you have a jailbroken iPhone/iPod you could install and use Backgrounder to keep it active.

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    Decided to buy iTreadmill - as far as the app goes, it does what I want and will be quite useful. However it didn't seem to keep counting when running in the background (using Backgrounder). I'll have to look at iTreamill settings to see if there is something conflicting.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mmulhern View Post
    Decided to buy iTreadmill - as far as the app goes, it does what I want and will be quite useful. However it didn't seem to keep counting when running in the background (using Backgrounder). I'll have to look at iTreamill settings to see if there is something conflicting.
    It's probably an API thing, only giving accelerometer access to the application with the current focus, even if that application doesn't necessarily use it. In other words, I wouldn't get your hopes up for a work around.

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    A pedometer on the iphone/ipod just seems silly if it means you have to drain your battery whilst you do your walk/run whatever. Why not just get one of those cheap (if a tad inaccurate) step counters.

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    Iíve been using a pedometer by Telenav. It is really useful to me because I can see other peopleís bike routes and the best part is calculating the calories I can burn. (see it here: TeleNav - Voice directions on your GPS phone). Just wondering if anybody has a calorie counter they recommend?

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