Step and Height counter

Counting Steps and Elevation gain on Nexus 5X

This app counts steps and elevation gain if step sensor and pressure sensor is available as on the Nexus 5X. It is only tested on this device, so I don’t know if it will run on other devices. Please note: Pressure sensor is mandatory. Steps will not be counted if there is a step sensor but no pressure sensor.

Elevation gain should only be counted if steps are detected, so only stairs will count, but not elevators. Don’t expect high accuracy - due to the concept of the sensors the accuracy is limited. And: avoid walking in trains or subways with active measurement, as the pressure (and therefore height) can change significantly during driving.

You can save regular and daily statistics automatically on SD-Card and save a marker with current values with the floating action button. There isn’t much on graphical display of statistic data besides two progress bars. Just use any program which can read csv-values.

Permissions:

  • Keep device awake: Device will not be kept awake all time. It will be woken up regulary and kept awake if necessary for short time to ensure proper counting of steps and elevation gain.
  • Write to external storage: App will work without this permission, but you cannot save statistical values or markers.

Packages

Although APK downloads are available below to give you the choice, you should be aware that by installing that way you will not receive update notifications and it's a less secure way to download. We recommend that you install the F-Droid client and use that.

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  • Version 1.21 (5) - Added on 2017-02-10

    This version requires Android ? or newer.

    It is built and signed by F-Droid, and guaranteed to correspond to this source tarball.

    Permissions
    • modify or delete the contents of your SD card
      Allows the app to write to the SD card.
    • prevent phone from sleeping
      Allows the app to prevent the phone from going to sleep.
    • read the contents of your SD card
      Allows the app to read the contents of your SD card.

    Download APK 2.2 MiB PGP Signature

  • Version 1.2 (4) - Added on 2017-01-11

    This version requires Android ? or newer.

    It is built and signed by F-Droid, and guaranteed to correspond to this source tarball.

    Permissions
    • modify or delete the contents of your SD card
      Allows the app to write to the SD card.
    • prevent phone from sleeping
      Allows the app to prevent the phone from going to sleep.
    • read the contents of your SD card
      Allows the app to read the contents of your SD card.

    Download APK 2.2 MiB PGP Signature

  • Version 1.1 (3) - Added on 2017-01-02

    This version requires Android ? or newer.

    It is built and signed by F-Droid, and guaranteed to correspond to this source tarball.

    Permissions
    • modify or delete the contents of your SD card
      Allows the app to write to the SD card.
    • prevent phone from sleeping
      Allows the app to prevent the phone from going to sleep.
    • read the contents of your SD card
      Allows the app to read the contents of your SD card.

    Download APK 2 MiB PGP Signature