The 10 Best Pedometer Apps for Android in 2023

Map your walk, exercise with friends, and more

Using a pedometer app on your phone is the most convenient way to track your exercise no matter where you are. Here are 10 of the best pedometer and step counter apps for Android phones that'll help you keep track of your daily steps all day.

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GPS Tracking: MapMyWalk

MapMyWalk app screens
What We Like
  • Tracks walks in distance.

  • Includes workout tracking.

  • Tracks your location on a map.

What We Don't Like
  • Step tracking isn't easy to find.

  • Nuisance ads.

  • Compatible with multiple fitness devices.

MapMyWalk is one of the family of fitness apps created by Under Armour. It's a somewhat more advanced pedometer app because instead of just tracking steps, it also tracks the distance you've walked. Because it uses GPS to track your walk, it'll also keep track of the path you've walked displayed on top of a map. The log lets you scroll back through your past workouts. You can see your step count in the web-based profile.

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Social Walking Competitions: Walker Tracker

Walker Tracker app screens
What We Like
  • Community walking competitions.

  • Activity log.

  • Manual entry possible.

What We Don't Like
  • Requires sync with third party pedometer app.

  • Updates aren't always instant.

  • Occasional nuisance messages.

The Walker Tracker app is a fun social community of competitive walkers. The goal of the app is simply to get people to walk as much as possible. There are regular competitions, and you can even put together a team to compete with other walking teams in overall steps. The one downside is you need to sync with a third-party pedometer app to actually track your steps. Supported apps include Google Fit, MapMyFitness, and many more.

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Samsung Health app screens
What We Like
  • Many tracking tools in addition to steps.

  • No ads.

  • Great fitness community.

What We Don't Like
  • Interface is not intuitive.

  • Must accept Samsung tracking policy.

  • Individual tools are easy to use.

Samsung Health is a well-known name in the health tracking world. The Samsung Health app is not only for Samsung devices. The app works well on any phone and lets you track a large number of health-related metrics. These include not only steps but also sleep quality, workouts, calorie intake, water, and weight. The app is free to use and doesn't include any annoying nuisance ads.

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Count Steps and Calories: Pedometer Step Counter and Calorie Burner

Pedometer calorie counting app screens
What We Like
  • Includes calorie burning tracker.

  • Nice bar graph step tracking.

  • Calendar style history of steps.

What We Don't Like
  • Many full page nuisance ads.

  • Many workout plans require subscription.

  • Limited third party app compatibility.

This app has a more graphical theme than most other pedometer apps. The main screen shows steps, calories, miles walked, and total walking time. The history report is displayed in an intuitive calendar format. This app has more full-page and banner ads than the other apps on this list. Unfortunately, many of the workout plans require a paid subscription, but some free workouts are available.

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Set Goals: StepsApp Pedometer

StepsApp pedometer app
What We Like
  • Nice dark theme.

  • Both imperial and metric available.

  • Flexible goal setting.

What We Don't Like
  • Few features.

  • Many features only available in premium version.

  • Few social features.

This is another dark-themed pedometer app that is intuitive to use every day. Just set your step goals and use the large circular graphic on the main screen to track your progress throughout the day. There are some banner ads on each menu, but no full-page ads. There are notifications available for steps, calories, distance, and duration.

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All Day Tracking: Google Fit

Google Fit app screens
What We Like
  • Simple to use.

  • Runs in the background.

  • Good visual indicators.

What We Don't Like
  • Consumes more battery.

  • Limited features.

  • No web based interface.

Google Fit is one of the easiest pedometer apps to use. Made by Google, this app lets you see your step progress throughout the day at just a glance. The main screen shows your profile image with the progress you've made toward your daily step goal as a round line graph. The display also shows the number of steps, calories burned, and distance walked. The journal screen shows your past workout stats and a map of your walking track.

In 2021, Google began rolling out a Google Fit update that offers heart rate and breathing calculations using the front and rear cameras of supported devices, such as some Google Pixel models. If your device is supported, check your measurements and see how intense your walking routine is.

Another fun feature is Google Fit's Paced Walking, which adds a gentle audio background beat to whatever you're listening to, helping you boost your walking rate. Add some more intensity to the beat to move faster and vary your speed. After you pick up your pace using Paced Walking, you'll earn additional Google Fit Heart Points.

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Dark Theme: Pedometer Step Counter and Calorie Tracker

Pedometer app screens
What We Like
  • Fantastic dark theme.

  • Professional history charts.

  • Easy to read dashboard.

What We Don't Like
  • Nuisance full page ads.

  • Limited functionality.

  • Weight and height only in metric.

This aptly named app is very simple with just a couple of screens as part of the app. It includes your daily steps, average step rate, and step totals. The settings area lets you set a daily step goal and set up your personal stats like weight and height, although units are all in metric only. You can backup your step history to your Google Drive account as well.

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A Simple Pedometer: Accupedo+

Accupedo+ app screens
What We Like
  • Easy to use interface.

  • Compatible with Google Fit.

  • Simple history view.

What We Don't Like
  • Nuisance ads.

  • Limited device compatibility.

  • Limited social features.

Accupedo+ is one of the simplest pedometer apps on this list. You can view everything from steps and mileage to the history and the daily chart just by scrolling down on the main screen. You can share progress with your social networks but community activity is lacking. Full page and banner ads are one major drawback of this otherwise very useful pedometer app.

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Simple Daily Tracking: Step Tracker

Step Tracker app on Android
What We Like
  • Highly graphical displays.

  • Daily step count graphics.

  • Intuitive workout app.

What We Don't Like
  • Nuisance banner and full page ads.

  • Limited features.

  • Overly simplified menu.

Step tracker is a very simple pedometer app that helps you track both steps and mileage throughout the day. An entire section of the app is devoted to a training tool that lets you set a target distance for your workout, with a GPS map showing your progress. The app does include several full-page and banner ads throughout.

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A Colorful Stepping App: Step Counter

Step Counter pedometer app screens
What We Like
  • Unique blue color theme.

  • Colorful icons.

  • Includes a water tracking tool.

What We Don't Like
  • Workout plans only available with subscription.

  • Few features included.

  • No GPS map tracking included.

This pedometer app is very much like the others in terms of function. You can use it to keep a running track of steps, miles walked, and calories burned throughout the day. It includes a daily bar graph history of your progress. In addition, it includes a tracker for drinking water as well as a weight tracking tool. But what really makes this app stand out is its unique blue theme and colorful icons throughout.

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