Updated version so pleased I didn't delete Tried the walk a few times but found it was not tracking my walk steps of time. Despite walking twice a day for at the very least an hour the app tracked just 10 to 20 mins per day.. I was just about to give up and delete after it tracked just 700 steps of a 5. Mile. Walk . Then saw the update. Installed it along with Google fit and it's now tracking every step every minute and every mile. Really thrilled as it adds so much interest to my walk. unlike before I have managed to complete 2 episodes today.
Its an alright buy So the game is fun and exciting. Im definitely walking more then before because i find the story interesting, compelling and want to continue it. I find tracking fairly good(personally never had more then a few mintues discrepancy). My main issues are chapter 30 is a flop (entering makes game crash ALWAYS) if you can even get it started to continue, chapters 41 and 42 are ideal (map and audio).
Purchased August 2016 The Good: Engaging storytelling, great voice acting, interesting gameplay. The Bad: The sole mechanic of this game is minutes spent walking, and The Walk is terrible at keeping track of this. I bought this as a game to use around campus, and as a grad student, the reward of a story for spending more time walking is nice. However, as a grad student, I need my hands free for all of the teaching materials and whatnot I'm bringing to campus every day. But the only way this app works is if I'm holding it in a specific orientation, not in bags or purses or pockets, as promised. The Walk will count 50% or less of my activity when not carried in hand. Google Fit, however, tracks all activity well. I contacted customer service at Six to Start, and although I had prompt replies from the representative, they really offered nothing of use. If/When this app syncs correctly with Google Fit or tracks minutes of activity correctly, this rating will become a five-star rating.
Awesome since update Much better since updating. The bug where time wasn't counted accurately is fixed so loving this. Gamifies exercise for walkers until you are ready to start running, lots of voice acting to make the story interactive, you can change the story with your actions. It can also track activity between workouts if you choose so.
Somewhat outdated audio story and tends to crash Hard to enjoy when it still refers to Boris as mayor of London. Worse that it often stops tracking you and you don't get credit for all your walking.
Won't record steps any more. Not sure what's happening but the app no longer consistently records steps and locks up or stops counting. The only solution is to restart missions or reinstall, both of which reset progress. I previously lost all progress when moving app from main memory to SD card, which was on me, but now I can't play it any more sadly. Uninstalling until it's hopefully fixed.
- Added support for Google Fit step tracking, enabled by default. This should in general be more reliable and accurate than the old system, but you can turn it off in the settings.
- Challenge missions are now optional! The subsequent story mission will be unlocked when a challenge mission is unlocked.
- App can now be installed to the SD card
- Fixed issue causing the app to steadily get larger over time.
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