Results: do you use your phone's activity tracking app?

Results: do you use your phone's activity tracking app?
When smartphone manufacturers started including various activity- and health-tracking features in their flagships a few years ago, most were sceptical to what the end means are. Was it just another gimmick? Was it something that has the potential to become a useful feature? Well, fast forward to today, you'd see that most smartphones starting from the upper midrange have at least a step counter on board. The app stores are filled with various activity-recording solutions, and many manufacturers offer apps that can sync to a rich ecosystem of health trackers.

Now that we are used to having them on our devices, we thought we'd ask you — do you use you health apps in any way? Even just to check your steps from time to time. Well, it seems like, for many, it has actually become a useful feature. The votes in the poll show that, but our users also praised Samsung's S Health for its vast array of features and tracking options. Not to mention, it can sync to quite a lot of 3rd party apps and devices. Here's how the votes tallied up:

Do you use your phone's activity tracking capabilities?

(Almost) every day
47.18%
I open it once in a while out of curiosity or boredom, but that's it
18.95%
It was interesting to toy with in the beginning, but I have forgotten about it by now
11.77%
I don't care for activity tracking
17.18%
My phone doesn't have / support activity tracking apps
4.92%

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2 Comments

1. sgodsell

Posts: 7248; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

Smart watches and other fitness trackers are a lot more reliable. Smartphones have to be tight on your body in order to get any reliable step count, and heart monitor. It's one thing to have GPS, but it's another to know how hard you actually worked to travel those distances. Not to mention a number of smart watches will show your results on their displays.

2. libra89

Posts: 2272; Member since: Apr 15, 2016

Well said.

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