StepTrak Lite: A Free, Accurate iPhone Pedometer

StepTrakLite (AppStore Link)
User Reviews
Developer: AWare Technologies
Price: free Download on the App Store

step trak lite - iphone appsIf you like hiking or just long walks, you will enjoy StepTrak Lite, a free pedometer app for the iPhone by Cambridge, Mass based Aware Technologies. We would like to thank a senior engineer at Aware, Ari Benbasat, for pointing out this original and very useful app to AppCraver. As Ari pointed out to us via email:

"To put it mildly, production values are not where the effort was expended on this product. A huge amount of time went into making the step counting and classification rock solid with the graphical output a bit of an afterthought."

Having used Step Trak Lite myself on a 1 hour hike, I can attest to this rock-solid accuracy. Every single step that you make is accurately counted in real time with the app. Reset Step Track Lite, walk 5 steps to the right and 4 to the left, and you will see "9 steps" on the display. It even classifies the steps as "vigorous" or just normal. On my hike, about 30% of my activity was deemed "vigorous".

I also quite like the simple and clean UI of StepTrak Lite. The only thing I would have liked is some way of translating the step count into miles or kilometers. This could be accomplished by having a "step size" field in the settings, or by tying into the GPS, or both. In any case, Step Track lite is excellent, and well worth downloading. In fact, it is currently the #1 app in the health and fitness category.

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  • JonG

    impressive. i just downloaded it. wonder why i havent heard of it before

  • B

    Only problem is, it just stops every now and again.

  • Jody

    My experience also is that it sometimes stops counting. Someone said it only works in the foreground, but does that mean that if I receive a phone call while it's counting steps, it stops counting?


  • MJ

    So to use this do I need to change my settings so that, even if going on a one hour hike, my ipod touch shouldn't go into sleep mode? I just used it for the first time. I was gone an hour, but only lists 20 minutes. I am guessing this is why is that the screen went into sleep mode.

  • Paul

    I've been trying to download the app from itunes since yesterday, but I all I get is a message saying that the app is no longer there, what's going on??

  • Simon

    The longest a iPod touch can go without going into sleep mode is only 5 minutes unless you set it to 'never'. But I doubt many people would set it to never as it drains battery very quickly.

  • massage michael

    @MarieLuv keep track of ur steps

  • Bruce Carton

    I conceived of a brilliant iPhone app today (iPhone pedometer) but they already have it. Never mind.

  • LS

    Seeing all these reviews I decided to download the app.Once I did that, I kept holding my phone for a few seconds while I was SITTING and browsing and guess what!I had already logged 4 steps on the app!!!So I tried waving my phone back and forth to test my theory and PRESTO- the steps kept adding up!!Someone please tell me how I can view it as an accurate app anymore!!!!!!

  • Jim

    LS, did you think the app *knows* when you're walking? It's meant to be turned on when you're taking a walk or hike, not sitting on the couch. It uses the accelerometer to sense when you take a step and gives an output of the data for you. Of course you can fool the app by waving the ipod or iphone around, but what's the point? Congrats on proving your "theory".

  • P

    Well said Jim..... This is a great app - I have been using for several months and find it great/ You can also upload your data to where you can add a route and work out the distance as well as keeping a record/log of your data.

  • donna

    I uploaded the new 4 system to my iphone and now I cannot get this app to work. Does anyone know why? At first it told me to put in my user name and password - I did. Now when I switch over to count it goes to my home phone screen.

  • Kim

    I have ios4 and now I can`t even find this app - it was my favorite stepping app out there. Now I have to find a new one

  • Jody

    I switched to iTreadmill. More comprehensive.

  • sarah

    I have been trying to download sterptraklite directly from my I-pod touch and it keeps saying I have to pay to use the app. Why? Any suggestions?

  • Stacey

    I just downloaded the new IOS4 for the iPod Touch and search the app store for step Trak and downloaded immediately. I can't wait to try it out.