1. VARUNGUPTA16061992's Avatar
    Can anyone suggest apps that can give features of health and fitness and use SensorCore.
    Larry Kuhn likes this.
    07-18-2015 09:44 AM
  2. Larry Kuhn's Avatar
    I'm interested in the same info. I used the GPS Tracker and Pedometer (step counting) features the most, so those are what I'm looking for good alternatives for.

    Really interested in a simple to use Pedometer app to recommend to family (seniors).

    Regarding GPS Tracker, here are several I've tried, but hadn't liked as much as the MSN Health & Fitness app, so still looking for other suggestions:
    - A route tracker. Jog, bike, ski or drive
    - RunBetter
    - Runtastic PRO
    VARUNGUPTA16061992 likes this.
    07-18-2015 11:57 AM
  3. Karthik T's Avatar
    I am moving to Adidas miCoach, it is a good one , it uses SensorCore and can pull in all your existing data from the devices !
    VARUNGUPTA16061992 likes this.
    07-24-2015 08:16 AM
  4. anon(6078578)'s Avatar
    I liked the steps function of Health & Fitness as it helps make sure I'm not spending too much time sitting at my desk. I looked for a simple pedometer app and they all seemed to be poorly rated. I found one called Run and Walk that looked to be a perfect replacement for the steps function, but unfortunately it only has metric measurements. Anyone recommend a basic pedometer app replacement?
    07-30-2015 10:14 PM
  5. allhill's Avatar
    I use Sensie. Good and detail for your places history.
    Trying Microsoft Health, but after fill in the profile, it must connect to the Band. I still can't find the way to skip that so I can use SensorCore only... anyone can tell me? thanks
    07-30-2015 11:18 PM
  6. anon(6078578)'s Avatar
    I use Sensie. Good and detail for your places history.
    Trying Microsoft Health, but after fill in the profile, it must connect to the Band. I still can't find the way to skip that so I can use SensorCore only... anyone can tell me? thanks
    I also recently tried Microsoft Health and noticed that too, but I just assumed it only worked with the band and promptly uninstalled it. I'm looking for just a pedometer app. I may as well go back to Endomondo for the other stuff. I used to use my gmail account when on android, but on windows phone I'll have to create a new account since it will no longer work with a google signin.
    07-31-2015 12:59 AM
  7. allhill's Avatar
    I also recently tried Microsoft Health and noticed that too, but I just assumed it only worked with the band and promptly uninstalled it. I'm looking for just a pedometer app. I may as well go back to Endomondo for the other stuff. I used to use my gmail account when on android, but on windows phone I'll have to create a new account since it will no longer work with a google signin.
    microsoft health is sucks till the Band sync become optional...
    i use edomondo too from android, and use same account in my lumia, its sync everything...
    you just need login to web with google+ and make password (really forgot bout this) so i can login edomondo use my gmail and password and boom. everything there...
    07-31-2015 02:12 AM
  8. AndyM72's Avatar
    I installed Microsoft Health today, and in the setup screen that prompts to pair with a Band, in smaller text at the bottom of the screen it says "I don't have a Band". I just tapped there, and got into the app.

    What was odd is that it wouldn't work until I had uninstalled MSN Health & Fitness, and then gone back into MS Health, into "My Phone" and enabled Motion Settings.

    Still won't track my route though. Might have to look at miCoach.
    Last edited by AndyM72; 08-05-2015 at 05:55 PM.
    08-03-2015 08:09 AM
  9. azcruz's Avatar
    I use Sensie. Good and detail for your places history.
    Trying Microsoft Health, but after fill in the profile, it must connect to the Band. I still can't find the way to skip that so I can use SensorCore only... anyone can tell me? thanks

    It can use the pedometer only on my 636 with SensorCore.
    08-03-2015 08:32 AM
  10. allhill's Avatar
    It can use the pedometer only on my 636 with SensorCore.
    Good for you, but not for me.. Hope there will be another way
    08-05-2015 08:52 AM
  11. Martsicky's Avatar
    You might try Life Tracker Pro+:

    http://www.windowsphone.com/s?appid=...f-66fccf1d5a2e

    It's an app by Wunderman Poland (Microsoft Poland)*

    *english language is supported
    08-05-2015 09:01 AM
  12. anon(6078578)'s Avatar
    I installed Microsoft Health today, and in the setup screen that prompts to pair with a Band, in smaller text at the bottom of the screen it says "I don't have a Band". I just tapped there, and got into the app.

    What was odd is that it wouldn't work until I had uninstalled MSN Health & Fitness, and then gone back into MS Health, into "My Phone" and enabled Motion Settings.

    Still won't track my route though. Might have to look at miCoach.
    Did you see the "I don't have a Band" text at the bottom of the initial setup screen when you first went into the app, or are you saying you had to uninstall the MSN Health & Fitness app & change a setting in the Microsoft Health App first? I already uninstalled the MSN Health & Fitness app and the initial setup screen only has a "go to settings" screen which just takes you to the phones Bluetooth screen.
    08-06-2015 09:13 AM
  13. AndyM72's Avatar
    Did you see the "I don't have a Band" text at the bottom of the initial setup screen when you first went into the app, or are you saying you had to uninstall the MSN Health & Fitness app & change a setting in the Microsoft Health App first? I already uninstalled the MSN Health & Fitness app and the initial setup screen only has a "go to settings" screen which just takes you to the phones Bluetooth screen.
    Here is the order I did things.

    1. Installed Microsoft Health
    2. Ran it, chose "I don't have a Band"
    3. Tapped the top right icon, My Phone, enabled Motion Settings

    This showed 0 steps

    4. Manually started a Sync

    This showed 0 steps

    5. Uninstalled MSN Health & Fitness

    6. Disabled Motion Settings in MS Health

    7. Force closed MS Health

    8. Restarted MS Health and re enabled Motion Settings.

    This then started a sync and displayed my steps.

    I have found though, that Microsoft Health will only read SensorCore data for TODAY. If you don't start in on a certain day, that day will show as 0 steps. Not good.
    08-06-2015 09:23 AM
  14. AndyM72's Avatar
    That's the thing I don't get the option to choose "I don't have a Band".

    Now just to make sure we are talking about the same app (although I don't see another app with this name), is this the app you're using:

    http://forums.windowscentral.com/e?l...token=ElCAx7Xu

    I wonder if it only presents this option on certain phones? I have the Lumia 640.
    Yes, we are definitely talking about the same app. I'm running it on a Lumia 930.
    08-06-2015 09:51 AM
  15. anon(6078578)'s Avatar
    Doh! I just found out why. I got caught out by the onscreen buttons covering this option on my Lumia 640! It didn't occur to me at first that this option was probably underneath the onscreen buttons and sure enough it was.
    08-06-2015 09:55 AM
  16. anon(6078578)'s Avatar
    How does this app work? I took it out for a quick walk and it only showed 120 steps at first. It wasn't until a while later when I was not walking it then updated to 755 steps which is odd. Does it just use GPS or does it actually use the accelerometer to measure steps? Either way I find it odd that it doesn't seemingly update in realtime. Need to do some more testing.
    08-06-2015 10:50 AM
  17. azcruz's Avatar
    In my experience, MSN Health & Fitness is more real-time than Microsoft Health.
    08-06-2015 09:06 PM
  18. Commander Will's Avatar
    Same problem here, I'll try edomondo as well, hopefully it can give me the overall overview like H&F, not just for measured workouts.
    08-20-2015 03:57 AM
  19. MKairys's Avatar
    So am I correct in saying there is no single app in the store that will do sensorcore steps, GPS tracking, and calorie counting?
    08-23-2015 02:48 PM
  20. Dave47's Avatar
    So am I correct in saying there is no single app in the store that will do sensorcore steps, GPS tracking, and calorie counting?
    Yes I believe that is correct at this time.
    08-25-2015 11:04 AM
  21. Dave47's Avatar
    I installed MS Health on my 640 because of the upcoming demise of MS Health and Fitness. While it does count steps and calories - which IMO are way off - it does not AFAIK support GPS/mapping w/o either a "connected" app (which I could not get to work) or I think a Band. I do not own a Band.

    With Health and Fitness steps, calories and mapping worked w/o the need of external anything, including a Band. A sensorcore phone was the only requirement. Here's hoping future versions of MS Health will do same.
    08-25-2015 11:12 AM
  22. anon(6078578)'s Avatar
    I was happy with Health and Fitness as I only needed it to count my steps for the day. I find it odd that the Health app doesn't show your steps right away when you open it. Surely it's recording the steps on your phone, so why the wait? I assume it's syncing the data first but that still doesn't explain why it doesn't show you the steps right away when you open it.
    08-26-2015 09:06 PM

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