The folks over at the Beta Labs are really turning it on. Close on the heals of Nokia Communication Center and updates for Maps, Location Tagger and others comes a new beta – Nokia Step Counter. It allows us to count our steps and determines the distance we covered and then computes the energy expenditure. An option to compare our activity levels on different days by looking up the summaries stored is also there.
As the name suggests, it counts the number of steps you take by analyzing how you ’shake’ your phone. The idea beind the application is that since most people have their phone with them everywhere they go, it is natural to use the accelerometer in an S60 product to track your daily activity.
Details and screenshots below.
The team beind the application has tried to make sure is accurate in most situations and it should work well when you have the phone in a pocket or a handbag you wear over your shoulder, holding it in the hand might present a problem though. The team is looking for feedback on accuracy and also wants to know whether we would like to see more statistics in graphical format or a more profound summary which goes beyond the obvious steps/calories/distance numbers?
Give it a shot on your N82, N95 or n95 8GB. Do keep in mind that there are two known issues which the team is working on fixing, one that height and weight must be entered in cm and kg regardless of whether Metric Units is chosen in Settings -> User and second that if the scheduler is disabled and the Step Counter is run past midnight statistics might be incorrectly allocated to different days.