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Walkr - A Gamified Fitness App

By Dana Anderson, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 13+

Combine space-travel gaming with real-life steps tracking.

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What you will—and won't—find in this app.

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  • Unclear whether personal information is sold or rented to third parties.
  • Personal information is shared for third-party marketing.
  • Personalised advertising is displayed.
  • Data are collected by third-parties for their own purposes.
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Is It Any Good?

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This fitness-oriented game might motivate, but the game elements can be confusing. Walkr - A Gamified Fitness App is meant to help users "get in shape and have fun at the same time," as the developer asserts. Walking or running steps make it easy to earn points; just keep your phone in your pocket. What's not so easy is knowing where the game is going. With so many options and so much going on -- sometimes you need coins, sometimes cubes, some missions require more than one player, others you can achieve solo -- it can begin to feel simply too complicated. Still, for tweens and teens who like games with lots of levels, missions, achievements, characters, and more, it could be an app that remains on their phone for a very long time and boosts their motivation to move. For other players who just want a fun way to record their steps, this app may feel more like running in circles than moving forward into fitness.

App Details

  • Devices: iPhone , iPod Touch , iPad , Android
  • Skills: Health & Fitness : exercise, fitness
  • Pricing structure: Free to try (in-app purchases $1.99 to $99.99 for Cubes and $1.99/mo. for Super Pilot status)
  • Release date: January 7, 2018
  • Category: Health & Fitness
  • Publisher: FOURDESIRE CO.
  • Version: 4.2.3
  • Minimum software requirements: iOS 7.0 or later; Android 4.1 and up
  • Last updated: February 18, 2020

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