1. keathkeath's Avatar
    Is there a step counter app which can run in the background?
    12-09-2015 06:25 AM
  2. gpobernardo's Avatar
    Yes - RunMaster Pedometer. It works in my Lumia 1020 (back in WP8.1 and now in W10M) even if it does not have SensorCore. So if your phone happens to be one of those that have SensorCore, this app should work more reliably - that's not to say that it is not working reliably in my 1020.
  3. gpobernardo's Avatar
    Yes - RunMaster Pedometer. It works in my Lumia 1020 (back in WP8.1 and now in W10M) even if it does not have SensorCore. So if your phone happens to be one of those that have SensorCore, this app should work more reliably - that's not to say that it is not working reliably in my 1020.
    12-09-2015 09:19 AM
  4. keathkeath's Avatar
    That's good to know since I have an 830.
    12-09-2015 10:31 AM
  5. keathkeath's Avatar
    I've seen the reviews. It seems that the step counter does not work when the phone is locked.
    12-09-2015 10:38 AM
  6. gpobernardo's Avatar
    I've seen the reviews. It seems that the step counter does not work when the phone is locked.
    It works for me, even when the phone is locked - that's the only reason I'm mentioning and recommending it. The 830 is a newer device so it should work there as well. If it doesn't, then I must be lucky with my aging 1020.
    12-09-2015 03:08 PM
  7. MikeSo's Avatar
    Anything that uses SensorCore always works in the background. I'ved use the Fitbit app with my Lumia Icon and it worked great.
    gpobernardo likes this.
    12-10-2015 05:13 PM
  8. gpobernardo's Avatar
    Anything that uses SensorCore always works in the background. I'ved use the Fitbit app with my Lumia Icon and it worked great.
    That is true only for phones with SensorCore. My slightly older L1020 doesn't have SensorCore, but the app I mentioned still runs in the background.
    12-20-2015 02:33 AM
  9. Joshua Jackson's Avatar
    The Microsoft Health + Fitness app used to do it (and quite well), but it is no more.
    Microsoft Health has gone back and forth with SensorCore support (currently, it doesn't).
    Interestingly enough, Health's goals are 1/2 that of Health + Fitness's.
    Hehehe...
    JJ
    02-08-2016 01:00 PM
  10. guegas's Avatar
    Is it possible to retrieve the step count data from windows?
    Sensor Core support is deprecated, and now there is a Pedometer class (Windows.Devices.Sensors.Pedometer), but I can't found a phone with pedometer as a sensor. Is it secure to use it?
    Here you have a step count example from Microsoft: https://github.com/Microsoft/steps
    08-05-2016 06:52 AM

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