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7/24/18 5:35 P

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Go to My Trackers and towards the bottom of the screen - middle of the page there's a link to connect devices/apps. Runkeeper is at the bottom of the list.



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7/24/18 10:29 A

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MISSSVJS, I have Runkeeper but didn't know that it syncs with Sparkpeople. How do you synch them?



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7/24/18 6:09 A

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Good luck with whatever you decide. Keep us posted. Side note: I have found that the phone based GPS apps for running and/or walking drain batteries no matter how new or old.

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7/23/18 10:12 A

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I use Runkeeper - it's a GPS app and you don't have to be a runner to use it. I use it whenever I go for a walk and it will sync with Spark. This will run in the background - I usually listen to talk radio while it runs.



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7/22/18 9:38 A

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I'll look at pedometer apps and see what is offered for my phone.

I think I had MapMyWalk before. I did have a Fitbit Zip but the battery kept dying. I'll look into the Garmin one. Something that doesn't drain my phone battery would be better. It drains fast enough lately. I think I need a new battery.

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MLAN613 Posts: 19,680
7/22/18 7:45 A

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Honestly, have you possibly considered getting an activity tracker like a FitBit or Garmin? I think the Garmin activity tracker is called a Vivoactive. They connet to SparkPeople and don't drain battery like using an app based pedometer like MapMyRun does. They have a variety of price points, if finances are a concern.

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7/20/18 11:24 P

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I'd suggest you just look online for "Pedometer app". I recently got an android phone, and I have a "pedometer" that runs all the time. LOL---trouble is, I don't take my phone with me ALL the time. But its been kind of fun. I just looked and it's license is "Apache License 2.0- numberpicker"
patti

PS my game of choice is a tetris-like puzzle...but I certainly don't use it when I'm moving! That would be asking for a broken leg in my case!!



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7/20/18 9:16 P

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At one time I had an app on my phone to track my walking. It kept track with GPS and I could listen to music at the same time. It didn't link up with SparkPeople, but I could use the info and log in my information.

Is there an app now I could use that will link with SparkPeople or does anyone have an idea what the app is/was.

Also (don't judge LOL) does anyone know of an app that can run in the background while I do PokeMon Go?

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