1. mryan55's Avatar
    Hello all,

    I'm going to switch over to my HP Elite x3 as my daily driver for a little while, and just trying to plug some of the holes in the app gap with Microsoft's offerings. Although I know there are quite a few things I will not be able to replicate with the current state of Windows Mobile I had a question about the Microsoft Band app for those of you who use it without a paired Band or other fitness tracker.

    Based on testing it out with my Lumia 950XL it looks like step count and calorie data are relatively spot on, but is there a way to track a walk/run/hike via GPS in the app without having a Band or other device paired to the app?

    This is possible with several apps in the Android space, and I have just been using Google Fit when I am on an Android device.

    I don't have enough hands-on experience with the Band app to know for sure here, so just looking for some advice.

    If it's not possible, what are the best apps specifically for tracking a walk/run/hike via GPS? I know it isn't necessary, per se, when the pedometer is working just fine, but I like to do it for my own reasons and most to track pace.

    Thanks!
    03-20-2017 12:18 PM
  2. leonelfunes32's Avatar
    The Microsoft Band app only useful for counting steps without a Band. You can't really track runs or hikes itself. Most people I know use Runtastic for that, even if they have a fitness band. Caledos Runner is also an excellent app for that.
    03-20-2017 12:29 PM
  3. mryan55's Avatar
    Thanks. Based on past experiences I believed that to be the case. Just wanted to make sure there haven't been app improvements.

    I have been checking out the other apps today and will probably try Runtastic, Caledos Runner or Run the Map. ANy recommendations between them?
    03-20-2017 01:21 PM
  4. leonelfunes32's Avatar
    I haven't used any of those apps, but based on ratings, Caledos has a 4.7, Run the Map has 4.6, and Runtastic has 4.5. The reviews show that most people rave about Run the Map.

    I don't think you can go wrong with any of them
    03-20-2017 01:33 PM

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