Download Simply Walking - GPS Map Steps apk 1.3.7 free for Android smartphone

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Simply Walking - GPS Map Steps

Posted by M. J. Stam in Health & Fitness | May 12, 2016 | 115 Comments

Apk file size: 3.1 MB

Simply Walking is intended as a daily companion for the avid walker ( or Runner )

No Account or personal data required. Data resides strictly on your phone.

Download the application, tap the start button and begin walking. It is that simple.
Turning off the screen or locking the screen will NOT interrupt the walk.

This is a GPS ( Global Positioning System ) walking application which displays and records:

- Elapsed Time
- Distance in Miles and Kilometers
- Pace/Speed in Miles/Hour and Kilometers/Hour
- Steps - Configurable
- Calories Burned - Configurable
- Maps ( current and historic )
- Charts for accumulated walks - ( Enabled after two walks are complete )

New features in 1.3.7
- Terrain Maps
- More Languages
- Improved Export of CSV and GPX files

NOTE: Battery and Power Management Applications may disable GPS when the screen is locked or goes
dark. If you are running this type of application on your phone please add an exception in the Power
Management application for Simply Walking.

Please contact [email protected] if you have problems.
(help/feedback on the main screen)

History ( Clock Icon )

A history of recent walks. Up to 50 walks are retained. Tapping an entry on this page brings up
the associated map. Walks will age off over time with the 50 newest walks being retained.

Map ( Earth Icon )

A map of the current walk or the most recent walk if no walk is active.
( enabled as soon as the first map coordinate is available )

Map menu supports the following views: Street, Map and Hybrid.

Map updates automatically as you walk.

The slowest 10 percent of the total distance walked is highlighted with an red/orange line. This identifies
places in the walk where pace has not been maintained.

Charts ( Chart Icon )

Charts are available as soon as you have two or more walks.

The charts will display bar graphs where each bar represents a walk.

Use the charts to check trends in pace and distance over time.

The gray line is the average pace.

Settings: ( 3 dots upper right )

Hide Background - Hides background pictures ( black screen )

Use Cell Network - Improved GPS accuracy when GPS coverage is spotty.

Minimum GPS Distance - Can be used to tune the accuracy of your path based on frequency of recordings.
Setting this value higher on some phones with marginal GPS support will reduce
walks that "Jump" around as you walk. As a rule this should not happen on most

Reset when GPS Starts - Reset the time counter when the first GPS signal is received.

Calories in Kilojoules - Show calories in Kilojoules ( Australian )

Calories - Enter weight in Kilos or Lbs to improve calorie accuracy ( default 180 )

Steps - Enter steps/mile ( your average ) to improve steps accuracy ( default 2500 )


Email walking data for the most recent walk or all walks. Exports are available in GPX and CSV values.

Whats new

    - Better layouts for small screens
    - Fixed issues with export
    - Minor tracking improvements
    - Terrain maps available from the map menu

M. J. Stam part of our Health & Fitness and have average installs from 100000 to 500000. Last Update May 12, 2016. Google play rating is 79.0659. Current verison is 1.3.7. Actual size 3.1 MB.

Download simply-walking-gps-map-steps.apk 3.1 MB


Harrington Littleredwing

Simply Walking Eventually loaded this device onto my Samsung S3 mini, and went for a 2 hour walk. The device registered the time, but did not register any other information, viz distance covered, steps etc.... i have checked what can be checked on the phone but can find no obvious route to get anything else operating..... Anybody got any suggestions please.

Abhishek Vaidyanathan

Excellent App - Does what it says After trying out various walking apps, I found this to be the best. Some apps kept dropping off the GPS, however Simply Walking remains locked on. Simple stats screens show exactly what is needed. Love this one. Hassle free, and a small download too! Works very well on the Moto G.

Lazy Mann

Great little app I have been using this app now for 2 months. It is simple and does what it is asked to do. Turn on GPS go out side and start app, and off you go. When back to the house hit stop. Then turn on wifi and you can see you tracks on google map. It keeps the last 25 walks. It shows Elapsed time, Distance in miles and km, your speed/pace in miles and km. Your total steps and calories burned. I use it with my Vivofit step counter, and it is on the money with the same steps. You need to go into the setup so you get it correct. It has a pause fuction if you stop along the way. What more can you ask for with a free app. One small thing that needs to be fixed is on smaller phones it does not show all the settings so it is hard to set. But a normal 4" or 5" phones no problems with the settings.

Dheeraj Gupta

Simple and effective No frills, no pesky logins, very few permissions. This app does exactly what I want - show me how far I walked, and at what pace. As a bonus it plots my path on a map and shows an approximate step count (which can be calibrated to my gait).


I like it It's 'light' and skips the bloat that large apps have. My only complaint is that on the golf course it seems to get confused. But overall it's all I need.

Greg S

Simple and easy but Average speed is being worked out incorrectly and calories burned doesn't depend from the speed, needs improvement..

Angela Long

Perfectly simple. It does just what I need it to. Tracks distance and number of steps, maps your route, shows your history and more. No annoying ads! Recommend!

Austen Evans

Almost great... Love how it's so "lightweight" but needs two other options.... To have an kJ or kCal energy burnt option and to be able to share your walks on Facebook.

Martyn Webb

Good, but... Found this app and have been using it whilst on holiday in Florence and Lucca, Italy. Does what it says, and the map info is really interesting. The only complaint is not being able to share this on Facebook or Twitter.

Tamara Simmons

Yep hate it!!!! I uswd it today hoping it would work in the background first it said I need the gps on wth for im just walkinm then I go to walk and when im done it only said how long I walk. I will DELETE.

William Bear

Didn't work on my HTC DESIRE 816 I have the GPS on and nothing

Ge Rj

timer works Thats all that worked. No gps, no distance tracked, nothing. Do not waste your time on this app.

rhonda wilbur

On a Samsung Galaxy Note 4 Love it had a older version on old phone and did say I wished we could send data....and we can!! Haven't used it on this phone but have downloaded can't wait

Winston Hoegh

Use this app for mountain hiking and it would be great if we could name the walks

James Weiner

Simply walking Inaccurate unreliable don't waste your time

Brian Grant

Brilliant App! Press start and it records the number of steps, miles per hour, how long you were walking, distance covered, and calories burned. In addition it produces a map of your walk! I checked the distance covered with my car's satnav and the app was bang on. During the one hour and thirty five minutes I was walking my phone's battery was hardly affected and my phone did not display any adverse reaction. Pretty damned good for a free and uncomplicated app!! Well done!!!

Sharmistha Karmakar

Started good but... First two days were great but today it stopped tracking my distance after some time. Only the clock was running... My GPS was running so don't know what was the problem... Can any one help?

Ste Ger

Excellent app Exactly what I was looking for. Nice job!

Christine Allan

This app is great it does exactly what I need .

John Eggo

Not Working Properly Liked this until today when on golf course. Measured our round at over 8 miles and map showed us way off the course which was bizarre. Not accurate. Unsure what would cause this

Barry Green

Easy to use best one I have found so far

Patrick Burke

Walking App works fine especially with pause option now. Would highly recommend.

Edward Baines

Steady Eddie This app works very well on my Xperia T, I really like this app if I had any issues it would be that I cant export any data to external sd card or laptop. Its a good app though .

Clair Prosser

Great app Worked perfectly. Mapped my walk, calculated distance, steps, speed and calories. Fab.

Beth Delacruz

love this app this app is great it makes me feel i have a walking partner .

Ashley White

Very accurate! This app is easy to use the accuracy is on point. My first choice on walking apps and I love it! The pause feature is a nice feature as well...

Beejay Bosun

Simply walking Great app, have just dnloaded update. Does everything I expected. Have to date had no problems. Thanks heaps.


S3 This apps work fine with me... Until last walk.. Map not accurate... N show less km.. Even im use same track everyday...

Mary Brandstetter

Love it! Exactly what I was looking for. Reliably tracks my route, counts steps and compares activity for each day

Neil W

Simple and effective. Works just fine for what I wanted. Once the developer allows naming of walks it'll be 5.5 stars... good job

Jane Shaw

Brilliant app, just plain and simple easy to use, no stupid logins.

Virginia Nickerson

Love this app. Just what I was looking for. Easy to use and the information it gives is all that I need. Thanks for a great app.

Kiril S

Nice one

Amanj Abdullah

Easy to use....very goooood

Larry Braswell

Simply Walking This app is very very good I deleted My walk because it always gave me different reading but this app is really close as you can get with a GPS and it is not complicated to use. so far I have used it 3 days now and I will stay with this one that is for sure I love it.

Kari Koehn

Pretty good More accurate than map my walk but still get different reading for the same path I take everyday and speed isn't right. No way I'm walking 5 miles in 1 hr 10 min but only walking 4.03 mph. Still waiting on that much needed pause button too. Otherwise I really like it. Thank you for the info about the update. I really do like the app. It never glitches and is fairly accurate.

Mark Fett

I was looking for a simple app to track how far I wallked tihis has that info and more no asking for too much information just works

John Carli

Great, but.... This app is good but the main thing os the distance walked. One time it records 1.5 miles, the next time, same route, it says 2 this fixable? Gove me a good answer and you get 5 stars! Just to add, I came back to this app, it is great! Just having a problem with the distance traveled. Oh, what is "use cell network"?

Mark Davies

Great app. What do the different colours on the route taken signify?

Michelle Wall

Love this app This is a great app, perfect for me and so simple and accurate. Top marks.


So far so good. Just used it the once so far.. But I'm very impressed. Good tracking on the map. Step count can be customized..

Skip Howlett

Great and simple I have used it 4 times. It is simple and dose everything I need to do. It is on a Galaxy 5.

Dominique Vernier

Very good / easy I like this app. It is very clear and easy to use. I don't know why but the export to email doesn't work. instead of this export function it Would be nice to have a "share" with other app function. Nevertheless I'm really satisfied with this app.

Bob Jones

Great App So simple and accurate. Dosn't need all your phone information to get it to work. Just needed your GPS and access to post photos of the map. Must have app to track your miles, calories, distance and how long it took.

Suzie Harper

Only used twice so far but it is working great so far.

David Liam Marshall

Easy to use, no personal details required and no charge. This app is perfect for recording your mileage, calories burned and miles per hour. The GPS will guide you from point A to B . I have tried a few of these and this app is the best one.

R Morlote

Great app Easy to use, very reliable. It would be great though if there was some way to have the ability to label or title each walk or hike.

Hariprasad Shevire

Simply Super The Best for offline.

Brian Rainey

Simple easy to use Very simple and user friendly, maps my walk route, gives walk time, steps taken and calories burned. Exactly what I wanted.

Frank Brown

While out walking this app had me walking 200mile in 1 hr 20 mins and showed a very very distorted view of where we had walked not pleased with this app at all hence the very low mark. Used this app 2 times and both times it came back with the correct time but the walking route and distance was miles and miles out just a lot of lines running here there and everywhere without showing the route taken. so the app is out and there are no pictures to be gotten but it;s a GoFone_GF55X running Android Version 4.4.4

Peter Donnelly

Simple is good This is the right app for those who just want to keep track of distances and routes and don't care about social and fitness features. The quotations are a nice touch. Would pay for an ad-free version, and would like to see a lock-screen notification of distance covered. It's a shame the average rating here is pulled down by those who don't understand that a stable GPS connection is required.

Dave In'ohio

Simply Walking works great ! perfect with map view !

col coco

Just what I wanted Easy to use, switch on, put in pocket and walk! It has all the information I need. I had a problem getting the map to display but an email to Mr Stam was quickly replied to, giving me clear instructions. I agee with other comments that it is better than any other app I have tried

Terry Lee

Sometimes it works; sometimes it quits in the middle of a walk even though power saver is off and gps is still on. I don't know why. Unreliable. Seems to work well in NW FL vs not so well in eastern PA. Cold it be better view of satellites further South? I'm upping this to 4 stars. It has worked flawlessly in NW FL. A way to download the walked map would be great.

Anne Barnett

Brilliant for walkers I love this app. It shows me exactly where I am, which is important as I do walk off the beaten track quite a lot. I have got lost on a couple of occasions, but now I use this I can see exactly where to go. I have tried other apps but this is best for me. Does exactly what it says and all without annoying adverts popping up. Thank you. Only one little thing that I would like is an auto pause setting, good for walking with a dog that likes to mooch about.

John Tobin

For some, basic and simple is better I generally look for apps with four + star ratings, but in this case don't be misled. If like me your needs are simple and you covet privacy, this application may better serve you than some of the other higher rated apps. This app only requires access to 2 components of your phone...not 11 like some apps. Unless you're big on the social Internet, or fanatical about fitness stats, this app should suffice your needs. I do wish 1 more feature: an elevation profile or total elevation ascended calculator.

Michael Maw

Good App, Well Designed. I find it very useful. When set up correctly all you do is switch on and off. It gives distance walked, time taken and calories burned. Each walk is recorded as data and on a Google walking map. You can calibrate step size and your personal weight. You need to ensure GPS is active and select use of cell towers for when GPS signal lost. When signal lost you can see straight line on map. People giving negative feed back should try reading the setup information, other peoples reviews, and the designers replies

Paul Butler

Does not work! .... I turned on my GPS, And started walking. . After a little bit, i looked at my phone. The time was counting, but not the distance. It still said ZERO steps... i had walked about 1/2. . I double checked the GPS... it was on. .. Uninstalled!!

Alexander Ward

Excellent Great app. Sticks to basic exercise monitoring without a bunch of bloated crap or wanting unnecessary permissions. Would be nice to have option for an active notification stay while recording. Sometimes I forget to stop recording when I get home.

mick connolly

Quite accurate and simple to use. One of the best pedometer apps .. been using it for a while and found it more accurate and informative than my partners fitbug. .

John Boros

Export Map. Mr Stam is there a way to export the actual map? Now it seems I can only export or share the data and not the map. Great app, BTW, does what it says, simple and easy to use. Not junked up with frivolous functions.

Caddi Ranyard

I've been using this for months It's worked as designed. Love the simplicity, and it seems accurate. I won't go back to the bloat of any other system. Small, sweet and perfectly formed. (So it's so fitting for me)

Mr J

Ok but drops out I would think this app uses cell and gps signals but recent walk showed me crossing directly over a race track. Big chunk of my walk is missing

Belinda Labunog

very effective specially if want to know how many calories been taking out everytime after jogging...thank you

DoNot Need

Thought I would give MapMyWalk a try and found it to be more accurate. Your app has the strong tendency show me crossing areas that I did not cross and lags behind where I start and stop. I can start and end it on my porch and it will show I started at the curb and ended next door. Also with MapMyWalk I can post to my facebook page.

Soh GT

Just the app I looking for. I do brisk walking as a form of exercise. Had been looking for this type of app that track / record distance, nos of steps, map the route taken, as well as maintain the history. Had been using this app for some months. But recently I just change my phone, so how can I copy the old history data to the new phone. Thks.

Soul Drummer

Doesn't work. Before I began I calibrated the steps and put in my weight. I walked for at least 2 miles and when I got back it said I only burned 40cals.

NB Smee

Nice and simple Good logging. Time, distance, map. As accurate as other apps. Limited customising for cals, pace length. One star lost because if signal lost it keeps running (time) but stops logging data after signal regained. Can auto restart until user stop be added?

David Meighan

The name says it all. All I was looking for was an app to track walks. I need a replacement for My Tracks as Google are discontinuing it. It does everything I need and unlike many others, doesn't expect you to give your personal details before you can even try it. One question, is there a paid, ad-free version? (Not that the ads are at all intrusive, but presumably they do use a tiny bit of my data allowance.)

B. A.

This app simply walking I am legally blind and I do a lot of walking this app helps me figure out how far I have gone how many calories I have burned I am very happy with it. Even for a blind guy it's very use to use. Thank you very much if I could give you a higher rating I would


Walk meter ! The best app for me in the smart phone. I am a regular walker for nearly 25years. Wish this app was invented long long ago !

Martin Raper

Straight forward Has exactly what I needed - and a map!

Jim Wallace

Keeps dropping GPS on a Note 3..

Naga Raja

Even Iam resting it goes on caluculatimg just trsted it---please do sometjing

Laura smith

Just downloaded this app. I have used it twice. Totally love it!?perfect for my walking needs. Simple to use.

wayne smith

Awesome One of the best apps i got on my phone! Me and my wife love it. Gives us goals and more info than we could ever want or need..

David Russell

If you want a walking app that works without all the extras you don't need this is for you, it does exactly what it says it does....its brilliant.

Solomon Barr

Best Tracking App I have used this app for many months now. I love it and find it easy to use and very accurate (even after switching phones). Setting it up was pretty easy but it is necessary to follow directions especially regarding battery saver settings. I have recommended this app to friends and they are also happy with it. Thanks much Mr. Stam.

John Hands

John Very good,just what I've been looking for, just want to know how I can delete when saved walk

Mike Foster

Best basic walking app that I have tried.Can also be used for cycling.

Philip Green

Just in time to replace Google's My Tracks 30 April 2016: I was wondering what to use after today and there it is! Not complicated, not pushy - just the ticket.

Melissa Mensing

Love this app!

Albert Chen

Best for distance accuracy.

Jimmy HopeRemainsLost

Very good! Very happy with it! *****

Alistair Scott

Excellent! Simple, straightforward, no need to set up an account (as many other walking trackers require you to) ... just does what it says on the tin. Gives exactly the information I require. My only gripe is the adverts at the bottom of some screens. I'd happily pay to make those go away.

Robert Smith

Awesome I love this app. I was about to spend a wad of cash on a GPS distance tracker when I came across this little gem. I have clocked the distance tracking with my cars odometer and it is accurate to within about 15 feet. All I need is to know how far I've walked, but can't wait to explore all it's features. We'll done. And to the few who have said that it loses connection to satellites or that it is not accurate, the problem is with your phone, not the app.

Karen McFadden

Did not transfer well to updated phone. I had this on my HTC One and loved it! I have just recently updated to a HTC Ten. Now, when I try to use it, then try to minimize it to use other things on my phone(i.e. camera, music, etc.) this app stops. If it didn't do that, I would love to give five stars. ?

Abraham Shalev

Hi. I actually liked this appbut many times I tried to use it and it stopped working. It keeps displaying this message gps check this application requires gps in order to function properly. GPS is not currently enabled. It actually is . How can i fix this??? It's very frustrating !!!

John Curd

Exported files fail 1.3.7 may have "fixed export issues" but exported GPX files fail to open in either Google Earth or EasyGPS. A shame, 'cos the tracking part of the app seemed exactly what I wanted - simple to use, track a walk.

Max H

Freaking awesome Exactly what I wanted. Only problem is that the options in "settings" don't do anything, but that doesn't really matter to me.

Tony Connor

Great app Fantastic simple app to use, I just need some advice on calibrating steps as accurately as possible.... I calibrated the steps 4 times and had different results, some were far apart.... I'm guessing this has something to do with walking pace... Would I be better say doing it 3 times and working out the average and set it as the average? .... Either way time distance and route are more important to me and these seem to be spot on..... Definitely worth a download... App size is great also...

Wayne Davies

Pants Sorry, the only thing this app managed track with any degree of accuracy was the time between starting and stopping the walk. (Samsung S5)

James Shine

Fantastic Downloaded this app just to check the distance I had walked and got a lot more than I expected . Love the satellite tracking,distance,speed and also the history of all the walks plus other info . If you are serious about keeping track of your movements this is the application for you and it's FREE

Ron Auble

It Just works Simple to use, works very well, has a small memory footprint. I don't know what else you could ask for it.

kim cutshall

Steps Everytime I try to calibrate my steps it fails. I am not sure what the problem is.

Linda Warren

On my phone the three dots in the upper right corner are not there so I cannot adjust settings. Aside from this the app is great - I like how simple it is

Andrew Thomas

Good. Could use more facilities It would be useful if it recorded stops separately and removed these from the pace calculations. Export function doesn't seem to work on Samsung 7

Ellen Ellis

This app actually does what it is supposed to do! It kept track of all my walks and even showed the path I had taken.

Andre Vitti

Loved it on HTC velocity. On LG g4 the map doesnt show at all. The world icon is greyed out. Waiting eagerly for the next update so that I can use the app again.

Stewart Oetegenn

Does what it needs to do well Have only used this twice but it works fine. Only small enhancement I would like to see is a share to social media feature.

Scott Petersen

No unnecessary permissions! Thanks for an app that doesn't require permission to all my data.

Dan Edwards

Simply effective It opens quickly, and is easy to use. Much easier to use outdoors than other apps I have tried.

Nathan Pemberton

No account needed. It does what it says on the tin and nothing more. I wish more apps were like this!

Cenon Del Rosario

What about import? You have export but what about import? I would like to be able to import Google My Tracks kml as well.

Kingsley Zhu

Loved it!!! Love this apps with maps included!

Brian Davies

Brilliant Simple, accurate and easy to use.

Susan Gibson

Great! Very accurate, easy use.

mel watson

Does the job Easy to use

John Kersley

Generally a good app. But I was having a lot of trouble with Calibration. Calibrating the steps for a mile using the 100 step method. 4 attempts gave me different readings from 1970 to 2800 ? Tried carrying 2 phones and had figures up to 600 steps different on the first attempt. 1800+ to 2400+. Received an email from Michael Stam, who said a future update could improve the calibration process. Also, to find out how many steps I walk over a mile and put in manually. For quickness, I counted my steps over a kilometer and multiplied by 1.609. Maybe slightly more accurate than 100 yds/mtrs and multiplying? Apart from that a simple to use app. Clever people app writers ?

Junk! Worked ok for several weeks. Stopped working after "update." Developer didn't respond to emails. After fifth reinstall it started "working," but extremely not accurate. A walk of a mile is shown as 4 miles. It even shows me crossing a lake on foot. Well, I might think I walk on water, but come on, guys, fix this app! P.S. The developer says he replied with "suggestions." Yep, he did reply with boiler plate suggestions blaming GPS and he replied AFTER I posted this.

John Lapham

I loaded it on my DROID RAZR M yesterday and went for a walk in the woods today. This APP was self installing and uncomplicated to access. It comes up on a screen with a button which states START and another which states STOP. We walked for about an hour up and down trails and then recalled our trip. It overlaid on a map showing the paths we took, counted our steps, estimated our miles/kilometers and gave a rough estimate of calories burned. It's a pretty nice program for free.

Thomas Giles

Great app Works when no data reception. Quick loading. No fuss data capture. Wonderfully simple, just what I wanted. Mapping is not real time so don't use for navigation.

D. L. Fuller

Outstanding! It does exactly what I want in recording walks. No signups, no cloud sync, no sales pitches, no social components, no workout or nutrition plans. Recording routes on maps is a nice feature.

Lorrie Arnold

Fun and easy to use app which provides consistent information that keep you motivated!

Chuk Leung

Nice App Very easy to use.

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