Android/iOS: Zombies, Run! was an app that really changed the way we thought about running, Now the developer has released The Walk to do the same with walking.
At its core, The Walk is a fitness tracker that measures your daily steps and activity. Like Zombies, Run! The Walk also has a story that goes along with it. This time, it’s a thriller, and you’re following the story of Walker, a man who’s trying to deliver a mysterious package.
All in all, it includes 65 episodes and 800 minutes of storytelling. As far as the actual activity tracker is concerned, The Walk keeps track of your daily steps and location, and then unlocks episodes as you reach activity-based milestones. You get smaller achievements and challenges for each episode to keep things interesting. It also adapts to your level of exercise, so if you’re a pretty active walker, The Walk will push those goal posts a bit further away as you get more active.
The overarching trick here is that you’re motivated to actually get up and move around so you can progress further into the story, and it works really well. If you liked Zombies, Run!, or if you were just interested in the same idea without the running, The Walk’s worth a look.
The Walk ($4.39) [Google Play]
The Walk ($4.49) [iTunes App Store]