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How does Pedometer Android application record or count steps?


Date: 16 Apr 2015   Posted By: Paresh Gujarati     Group: Software & Apps    Category: Software   

Recently I have started morning walk and came across an Android application named, "Pedometer". I am surprised to see the accuracy with which it counts each step walked by us. I have done testing in offline(without internet) mode also. I want to know, by which means, Pedometer counts each step so accurately? Is it by GPS?

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Author: Mukhtar    17 Apr 2015      Member Level: Gold     Points : 3  (Rs 3)    Voting Score: 0

Pedometers app works on devices with built in accelerometer sensor. When you start running or walking this app starts monitoring the changes in accelerometer and decide that step is taken or not. This is how it works offline. Some Step Counter app works with GPS. This app have calaculates data based on distance and time.

For Example : If you cover distance of 1 KM in 10 , you are walking at 6KM/per hour speed. So inbuilt will show you how many calories you have burnt or how many steps you have walked.


Author: vijay kumar rana    16 Jan 2016      Member Level: Silver     Points : 1  (Rs 1)    Voting Score: 0

Early Pedometer works on due to mechanical sensor and software to counts steps. They have pendulum which counts on each back and forth while swinging. Thus calculating the total steps taken by the person.

Modern Pedometer works on similar way but have electronic pulse.





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