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About this app

Ommetje helps users to make walking a fun, daily habit. A daily walk of at least 20 minutes already has an effect on your brain fitness. Walk alone or with friends, family and colleagues. Earn XP, medals, badges and save the brain facts of professor neuropsychologist Erik Scherder.

Ommetje was developed by the Brain Foundation in close collaboration with Erik Scherder. Be inspired by him and start with (a) Detour today!

You can find and do all this with the app:

Start and stop your Detour with one click. Your detours will be saved. Handy, because that way you always know where, when and how far you have walked.

Please note: a detour is only registered if you walk for more than 10 minutes. With at least 20 minutes of walking, your brain also benefits and you earn points.

At Detour Levels you can level up every 2 weeks - if you earn enough XP points. There are a total of 8 levels. Every 2 weeks you walk in a level together with 99 random users. Every 2 weeks the top 30% is promoted to a new level. The last 10% of users drop a level. The rest stays in the same level. Over time, the app 'learns' what level you are at and you enter a level with people of your level.

This creates a healthy competition that has a super motivating effect. Then you will enjoy walking that extra round!

Would you rather compete with friends or would you rather walk quietly with family, neighbors or colleagues? That is also possible! Start your own team or join an existing team and help, support and motivate each other.

In Ommetje you can earn the following medals:

• Hiker Medal - Walk for a minimum of twenty minutes daily and earn points for this medal.
• Series Medal - Run a series of consecutive days and earn points for this medal
• Heart medal - Share the app with your friends and family via WhatsApp, Facebook, Twitter or LinkedIn after every walk and earn points for this medal.
• Early Bird Medal - Start the day right and take a 9am detour to earn points for this medal.
• Lunch medal - Take a detour every working day between 11:30 am and 2:00 pm and earn points for this medal.
• Stay Active Medal - Have Ommetje track your location and walk at least 750 meters to earn points for this medal.
• Facts medal - After each detour you will receive a Brain Fact from Erik Scherder. Save as many as you can for this medal.

In the app and on the website of the Brain Foundation we explain in detail how you can earn these medals.


• View the statistics of your:
number of detours walked;
total time run;
series of consecutive days;
longest run.
• View your Walks - with a daily overview of your Walks, XP gained and medals.
• Account Settings - Change your username, delete your account, start a new team or switch teams.
• Logout - We don't know why you would want this, but you can log yourself out here.
• Feedback - Give your opinion and help us improve the app! Click on the question mark at the bottom right of the screen.



For more information, please visit our support pages or contact us at
Updated on
Aug 3, 2023

Data safety

Safety starts with understanding how developers collect and share your data. Data privacy and security practices may vary based on your use, region, and age. The developer provided this information and may update it over time.
This app may share these data types with third parties
Personal info and Photos and videos
This app may collect these data types
Location, Personal info and 3 others
Data is encrypted in transit
You can request that data be deleted

Ratings and reviews

6.03K reviews
Adham El-Batal
February 20, 2021
Love the motivation for the app. The app itself is quite lousy and buggy. It will drop and lose walks. It will forget the language setting. It will randomly decide I had an active walk while sitting, or a not active one while running. And the medals work very bizarrely. If you join a new group, it doesn't reset the medals. And so it will reward newcomers more.
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Jeroen Bergwerff
February 18, 2021
The idea behind the app is great, but the execution is poor. Started using it together with colleagues, great competitive drive to try and get to the top of the ranking, but since I have a Huawei phone, sharing my 'ommetjes' does not register, which means I do not gain XP, nor do I get the connected medal (which again results in me getting less XP). Also the tracking is off and quits now and again. It is the idea that counts, but this app needs some serious improvement.
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Mark Meyer
February 15, 2021
Very much like the idea, great motivation to get people to move. Needs some fixes though as tracking is wonky.. Which should be an easy fix. It does not track in the background and tells me this might be as I am using an older version of android (I am on a Pixel 5, which makes this statement a joke) Permissions configuration in the app needs to be updated, that is clear. The tracking works fine on my sports app. Guessing this is linked to the previous point, but the math or the info displaying of the app is wrong. It states: Ommetje of 4 minutes 14:27:51 to 15:32:14...
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What's new

In deze versie vind je de volgende updates.
- Heb je al lintjes verdiend, dan kun je deze overzichtelijk bekijken naast de Badges op het startscherm.
- Twee keer moeten klikken op Delen is opgelost
- Langste Reeks is terug bij 'Mijn statistieken'