If “walk more” is part of your fitness game plan or you’re just looking to up your step game, you need to keep track of how many steps you are actually taking. You may think you’re logging enough steps on your walks to and from the office break room or chasing your kids around, but can you ever truly be sure? Experts recommend about 10,000 steps a day for weight loss, and one brisk 30-minute walk that gets your heart rate up is a good workout that will burn calories (if you need inspo, check out these walking treadmill workouts).
In order to maximize your walking efficiency, especially if you are using walking to help you lose weight, it’s a good idea to use an app on your phone that will track steps, create workouts, and monitor your progress, most of which using just your phone and no fancy gadgets. We’ve rounded up seven of the best walking apps that will help you reach your goals.