Map My Walk
My favorite walking app is Map My Walk. The app keeps track of distance, duration, pace and elevation. It also calculates calories burned on the walk. Which is good and bad. It's nice to know that I'm burning calories but I also know 622 calories is just about equal to a hot fudge sundae. That's probably why I can't seem to lose any weight! It all balances out.
My favorite thing about this app is that it's free. (also my favorite word) It works well for me and I get an email showing my weekly progress. I even get notifications when my friends complete walks and there's challenges I can join.The app uses the GPS on my phone and shows a detailed map of my walking route. I can use it offline so it saves on data.
I find tracking my progress is a great motivation to keep walking and this app does the trick without being too complicated.
"Everywhere is in walking distance if you have the time."
For the month of October I'm going to be writing everyday mostly about walking. I hope I might encourage someone to get outside and take a walk!