How to Turn your iPhone iOS 8 into a PedoMeter & Count Steps

The iOS 8, Apple’s latest mobile operating system, features a new and very useful application called the HealthKit. It is designed to assist human beings in acquiring a healthy lifestyle by giving them a platform to check their daily activities. There is a downside to this application too. As of now, it is not very useful as we have not yet received any third party detectors for the application. If you are the owner of an iPhone 6 or iPhone 6 Plus, you can use the HealthKit app to keep track of your everyday exercise activities.


Some additional features will have to be enabled and added to the dashboard of your device. All the latest versions of the iPhone i.e. the iPhone 5S, iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus can be used because all the three include motion co-processor within them.

If you wish to check how the HealthKit application works, you will have to start moving! For the three options mentioned above to work correctly, the iPhone user will have to constantly keep the device with him/her all the time. The option for Flights Climbed does the function of detecting alterations in the elevation from the ground using in-built detectors to sense the pressure of air outside.

Steps to Turn your iPhone into a Pedometer

  1. Firstly, open the HealthKit application on your device.
  2. Click on the option below which says Health Data
  3. Click on the Fitness option
  4. Now you need to enable three options here in order to display them on your dashboard
  5. Click on Flights Climbed to enable it
  6. Click on Steps to enable it
  7. Click on Walking + Running Distance to enable it
  8. Now return to your dashboard and you will notice all the three options which you have selected in the previous steps. The charts for the three options will also be displayed

As far as the HealthKit app is concerned, you will understand Apple’s goals for this application just by taking a good look at the features of the health-based app. In case you are not interested to use the HealthKit app, you will not be able to delete it from your device as it is an in-built application. Nevertheless, you can still hide it from your view by placing it into a folder. The best part about this application is that it does not drain your battery life in any way.

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