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Pacer Pedometer: Walking, Running, Step Challenges

Pacer Pedometer: Walking, Running, Step Challenges

Pacer Health

🏃Free Pedometer 👟Step Counter 🔥Calorie Tracker. Walk for health & weight loss

4.7 Ratings 905K+ Reviews 10M+ Downloads
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About Pacer Pedometer: Walking, Running, Step Challenges

🏃Free Pedometer 👟Step Counter 🔥Calorie Tracker. Walk for health & weight loss
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Ratings & Reviews

4.7
904.6K+ Ratings
  1. 5
    79+%
  2. 4
    15+%
  3. 3
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  5. 1
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  • Nov 24, 2020

    By Brian Farris
    This simple ap has all that I need. Not only does it interface with my Motorola and Samsung phone step counter (so I dont have the app running in the background), but has a good "activity" tracker with GPS map. I really didn't like the lack of privacy after UnderArmor bought MapMyFitness, so I appreciated not being a marketing opportunity with the Pedometer ap privacy policy. Update11/24/2020: The latest update has cadence and elevation graphs - very nice.
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  • Awesome!!! May 25, 2020

    By Algiz3255
    I love this app. It allows you to log outside activity of pretty much any kind. Only thing I wish it would add was a “chores” option for housework but I can see why they can’t do that, it’s too broad and unpredictable. However it has everything I personally need to work out right now!! I’m pretty out of shape, 80lbs above the highest healthy weight for someone my height. I’m starting out with the novice stretches, and I’m doing the yoga sequences in the calm app. The calm app is great too and it does log my exercise, but I like logging it into pacer because then it’s all in one spot. Love having the pedometer. The work out videos are really good. I love it!! I was ready to pay for the subscription after my first three days of using it and after a month, I can’t say I regret it!! I’m going to buy the yearly subscription next. This is an essential app for me, I wouldn’t be where I am in my workout journey without it!! I’ve done yoga over half the days in this month. I went from never working out, to nearly working out every single day!!! Thanks pacer!!! I can’t wait to start exploring their higher level exercises (and I LOVE that they categorize them so you know what you’re getting into). They give helpful and thoroughly suggestions on how to meet your goals... basically... it’s perfect!!!
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  • Believe it or not.... Dec 27, 2018

    By Sandinista50958
    This is my first ever, from the heart comment in my 40 yrs, so please be gentle with the comments. 😋 This app has been a great tool for me in the 2-3 months since I downloaded it. It’s really great for keeping me motivated, even when I’m ready to quit and give up. I don’t really know why, but this app is great for implementing life changes (at least so far 😉). From what I’m told, these changes will be the foundation to my weight loss and success thereof(?). Not to mention what I can’t do with this app, I can easily do on other apps. PERK - they all easily link together AND THE BEST PART is that the apps will communicate with each other and share info with each other. Using the apps together to review results in text, graph, charts, theories, suggestions, etc., I’ve been able to see my strengths & weaknesses in not only my health, but life patterns as well. I find myself mostly empowered to make these changes as a single parent of 4, FT-employee, friend and so on. And when I just want to throw my hands up in the air and say “f” it all, together, but still at different times, these four apps’ messages become more encouraging and I find the willpower to get back up on the horse (I suppose that would be the scale in this case🧐). This app, (and the others) is a total 5 star app to me.
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  • Pacer Sep 27, 2018

    By powerjakz
    Great app! Use it every day. Very pleased with the results and the tracking records it keeps. Would suggest that the Backup and Recovery processes be updated to allow multiple copies. That is, when a new Backup is made, if there is an earlier copy, create a new Backup with the name appended with the date and have it copied to an available iCloud or personal cloud drive. And during Recovery, allow the selection of which Backup record you’d like used for the Recovery from either the local phone data, iCloud or personal cloud drive! Why? Because I just lost 9 months of data because my phone was destroyed. I got the phone recovered late at night a few days ago from an old phone backup made in January (so all data between Jan and Sep was gone) and when I selected Recovery, the only file available was done during the night (after my phone Recovery, but before Recovery of the Pacer data). Therefore, the only Recovery file available was the one written during the night that overwrote the earlier one, and the new file was missing the Jan-Sep data. My fault ... true. But allowing penultimate backup copies would have allowed me to get all that data back regardless. Super happy otherwise!!!
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  • Easy to use; great motivator! Aug 10, 2019

    By lb.Foolish
    Love this app! Can use it for just walking around the house to track steps per day and calories burned, or set it up for a workout with gps so I can see an accurate distance/time/speed walked. (It doesn’t eat up my data for this either!) It’s amazing to look at total distance walked since I first started using the app til now (Dec. 2016-Feb. 2018) and see that I’ve racked up over 1,450 MILES (and well over 3.2 MILLION steps! :) When I first got the app, I had a very old phone that I couldn’t update, and Pacer was the ONLY pedometer app I could find that would work on it. I would, very rarely, have it crash and lose that day’s data- very frustrating, but otherwise loved it, and grateful I had it. Since updating to a new phone (and version of the Pacer app), I haven’t experienced ANY crashing! Thank you, Pacer, for creating a wonderful, stable app! It’s been a big part of my weight loss and fitness efforts, and I will gladly credit you for motivation in helping me lose about 30 lbs.! (Just 10 lbs. left to go!) ;)
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  • Nov 4, 2020

    By Iffath Nowsheen
    After walking for a hell lot of time, what will you do if you see it has only counted the first few steps?! I have done everything, checked everything in my settings. The background data is on and I have even turned off my battery saver mode to make it work. I also tried keeping the display on. But nope. Nothing happened. I am really disappointed.
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  • Nov 18, 2020

    By Vaishnav Rajan
    This used to be a great app when I first started using it few years ago. But recently ive been experiencing issues where the app just stops tracking me and sometimes it just crashes and it doesn't track. I have a stable gps and internet connection so its not me for sure. Today I gave it a last try, kept the screen on for the whole session and the one time i locked the screen, the app just crashed and stoped tracking. So thats that, uninstalling.
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  • Nov 21, 2020

    By NICK Griffin
    Very poor compared to other virtual challenge Apps. I'm using this app in conjunction with pacers virtual challenges, if I log out it deletes my progress from the map, very off putting, if I add more distance it logs it, and returns some of the missing distance but if you log out again it all disappears. I also have recently been having issues uploading, it registers the distance but doesn't progress you on the map when your working towards challenge medals. You have to keep reinstalling it.
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  • Nov 23, 2020

    By Richard Y
    I am trying to sycn it with Garmin, but I don't see the option. I am using Google fit to pull my data in, which isn't very acturate. I am on the trial version, which will paid in 7 days. Might have to cancel before then.
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  • Pacer App is Great for stepping! Apr 15, 2018

    By 🔥Jerimy🔥
    ~There needs to be improvement on privacy and who follows you etc, there are to many anonymous people with fake names and fake profiles and no real pic, I would like to choose who can follow my post and who can not! Also, you should be able to delete your own account yourself if you ever need to for any reason like all the other apps allow you to do. We should not have to email pacer and beg for assistance in removal of our own account. I also think also people should only be allowed in only one group to be listed on their page, to many people jump in And out of groups all month long and mess up teams. And also they never remove their self when they join a new team, which again messed up things when the weekly stats come in. I also think there needs to be a daily step count limit shut off, for example people getting 70k plus daily ARE RIDING BIKES and cheating and it discourages the real people walking daily. That is humanly impossible! That is frustrating for the real walkers. I see this conversation a lot! Over all it is a good app but it needs some adjustments to keep making it better!!!! I hope you all read my suggestions thank you for your time! ~:)
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  1. Walk off the calories with this built-in pedometer. Counts steps, tracks GPS activity and syncs with other apps
  2. Easy to use features accurately inform you based on your personal style. Personalized because no two people walk alike
  3. Stay motivated by creating walking groups or competing in events. It’s always easier when you don’t do it alone

Reviewed by Laura S on January 26, 2018

  • Nov 24, 2020

    By Brian Farris
    This simple ap has all that I need. Not only does it interface with my Motorola and Samsung phone step counter (so I dont have the app running in the background), but has a good "activity" tracker with GPS map. I really didn't like the lack of privacy after UnderArmor bought MapMyFitness, so I appreciated not being a marketing opportunity with the Pedometer ap privacy policy. Update11/24/2020: The latest update has cadence and elevation graphs - very nice.
    more
  • Awesome!!! May 25, 2020

    By Algiz3255
    I love this app. It allows you to log outside activity of pretty much any kind. Only thing I wish it would add was a “chores” option for housework but I can see why they can’t do that, it’s too broad and unpredictable. However it has everything I personally need to work out right now!! I’m pretty out of shape, 80lbs above the highest healthy weight for someone my height. I’m starting out with the novice stretches, and I’m doing the yoga sequences in the calm app. The calm app is great too and it does log my exercise, but I like logging it into pacer because then it’s all in one spot. Love having the pedometer. The work out videos are really good. I love it!! I was ready to pay for the subscription after my first three days of using it and after a month, I can’t say I regret it!! I’m going to buy the yearly subscription next. This is an essential app for me, I wouldn’t be where I am in my workout journey without it!! I’ve done yoga over half the days in this month. I went from never working out, to nearly working out every single day!!! Thanks pacer!!! I can’t wait to start exploring their higher level exercises (and I LOVE that they categorize them so you know what you’re getting into). They give helpful and thoroughly suggestions on how to meet your goals... basically... it’s perfect!!!
    more
  • Believe it or not.... Dec 27, 2018

    By Sandinista50958
    This is my first ever, from the heart comment in my 40 yrs, so please be gentle with the comments. 😋 This app has been a great tool for me in the 2-3 months since I downloaded it. It’s really great for keeping me motivated, even when I’m ready to quit and give up. I don’t really know why, but this app is great for implementing life changes (at least so far 😉). From what I’m told, these changes will be the foundation to my weight loss and success thereof(?). Not to mention what I can’t do with this app, I can easily do on other apps. PERK - they all easily link together AND THE BEST PART is that the apps will communicate with each other and share info with each other. Using the apps together to review results in text, graph, charts, theories, suggestions, etc., I’ve been able to see my strengths & weaknesses in not only my health, but life patterns as well. I find myself mostly empowered to make these changes as a single parent of 4, FT-employee, friend and so on. And when I just want to throw my hands up in the air and say “f” it all, together, but still at different times, these four apps’ messages become more encouraging and I find the willpower to get back up on the horse (I suppose that would be the scale in this case🧐). This app, (and the others) is a total 5 star app to me.
    more
  • Pacer Sep 27, 2018

    By powerjakz
    Great app! Use it every day. Very pleased with the results and the tracking records it keeps. Would suggest that the Backup and Recovery processes be updated to allow multiple copies. That is, when a new Backup is made, if there is an earlier copy, create a new Backup with the name appended with the date and have it copied to an available iCloud or personal cloud drive. And during Recovery, allow the selection of which Backup record you’d like used for the Recovery from either the local phone data, iCloud or personal cloud drive! Why? Because I just lost 9 months of data because my phone was destroyed. I got the phone recovered late at night a few days ago from an old phone backup made in January (so all data between Jan and Sep was gone) and when I selected Recovery, the only file available was done during the night (after my phone Recovery, but before Recovery of the Pacer data). Therefore, the only Recovery file available was the one written during the night that overwrote the earlier one, and the new file was missing the Jan-Sep data. My fault ... true. But allowing penultimate backup copies would have allowed me to get all that data back regardless. Super happy otherwise!!!
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  • Easy to use; great motivator! Aug 10, 2019

    By lb.Foolish
    Love this app! Can use it for just walking around the house to track steps per day and calories burned, or set it up for a workout with gps so I can see an accurate distance/time/speed walked. (It doesn’t eat up my data for this either!) It’s amazing to look at total distance walked since I first started using the app til now (Dec. 2016-Feb. 2018) and see that I’ve racked up over 1,450 MILES (and well over 3.2 MILLION steps! :) When I first got the app, I had a very old phone that I couldn’t update, and Pacer was the ONLY pedometer app I could find that would work on it. I would, very rarely, have it crash and lose that day’s data- very frustrating, but otherwise loved it, and grateful I had it. Since updating to a new phone (and version of the Pacer app), I haven’t experienced ANY crashing! Thank you, Pacer, for creating a wonderful, stable app! It’s been a big part of my weight loss and fitness efforts, and I will gladly credit you for motivation in helping me lose about 30 lbs.! (Just 10 lbs. left to go!) ;)
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  • An app of great precision but with undeveloped potential. Sep 29, 2018

    By Kyleoke
    This app gives you an accurate calorie burn by putting the “intensity of steps”, age, height, weight and even perhaps, the temperature of the environment(at least I noticed the difference) into consideration/calculation. Despite, the app put these factors into good use of calculating the total calorie burn, I still believe this app have some space to improve to be universal; No. 1, if the app already asked for your height, age and weight for calculating a precise rate of calorie burn by walking or running, why cant they use the information they just gathered from you to give you a basal metabolism rate too?(calorie burn a day without doing nothing)Therefore, by adding the basal metabolism rate to your calorie burn through pacing or running can give you a “real” total calorie burn per day.(Which is practical for you to monitoring your weight loss)No.2, I know this might sound silly, but, if its possible, by adding food’s calorie information to this app will also be great to monitor the weight loss.( all you have to do is minus the “total calorie burn” to food’s calorie count) No.3, Just kidding, there is no No. 3 advise to add. Anyway, if pacer can achieved these 2 improvement, pacer will most likely be more effective and popular!!
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  • Nov 21, 2020

    By Duf Duftopia
    A bit amazed, never got the steps complete right. NOT in American miles, more into kilometers with no obvious option to change, however mostly reliable, worth the download, used for a year now, its english as well now and does a decent job %90 of thd time
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  • Nov 4, 2020

    By Goblin Tsar
    I thought the step counting was inaccurate at first, but it turns out I just needed to wait a little longer for it to update. It would be helpful and reassuring if you explained in the app how/when the steps are logged and updated.
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  • Nov 27, 2020

    By Jia Ruj
    Its a good app but i just used tracker and please please set such setting that if phone screen is locked still it can count steps and for exercise i use other apps, it demands subscription at every step. There are many apps that are providing such services free. So atleast make your app free for everyone.
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  • Nov 9, 2020

    By C Davison
    Easy to use. I have two different step trackers on my phone, and they're usually within 100 steps of each other over a full day of walkingat work. 10,000+
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  • Nov 22, 2020

    By A. Vartik
    This app has deleted my data of steps and workouts twice... For some reason I was unlogged in the app in march. I discovered it today and logged in, and everything that wasn't connected to my email was erased instead of saving to the account I chose from the same device. Quite often I have a problem when the app doesn't count my steps until I open it. There could pass several days when I find it out
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  • Needs more accuracy Mar 24, 2019

    By Word Girll
    Update: It tells you 10,000 steps is your goal and ignorantly I followed when I should have looked it up in miles. Big mistake - I pushed myself to 7,000 steps one day and have lot of pain and swelling in left leg that has not gone away. It’s like a knot of veins that have formed. Painful to sleep. Must see doc. Basically - start slow. Don’t push it unless you’re super healthy. I’m 49, not obese but could lose 20 pounds. I should have not pushed to achieve 10K Syria - app should say what that translates to. Old review: I have been using it couple weeks now. My friend and I compete. So it’s been fun to track each other. However I just did a 2 mile Leslie Sansone video and it says I only did 1.3 miles. So who should I believe? -Also, it’s missing several of my workout days from activity history? Not cool man, I worked hard on those days. -Are the steps based on the height? I’m only 5’1, have to take more steps to reach certain goals so hopefully the standard step chart I’m using via internet is adjusted for this app measurement. Do you guys have your own chart based on people’s heights?
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  • Constant ad for “premium” is obnoxious May 30, 2020

    By Levi770421
    I downloaded this app recently so I could monitor the steps I take at work to obtain a more accurate picture of my activity that includes both intentional walks and “passive” walking at other times. PROS: I was able to get a more accurate picture of my activity and compare work week to weekend activity. CONS: A pop-up ad to upgrade to the premium service has to be cleared every time I want to look at historical data. (You do get a few moments to look at the current number of steps.) There is no obvious way to clear it with out closing the app and I end up spending double the time to access information. DEVELOPERS: Your decision to have view blocking, time consuming pop up ads for your premium service continuously load is the reason for a 3 star rating and the deletion of your app from my iPhone XR. I understand that you make your money from the premium services, and I purchase premium content and services when the free version proves useful. However, when the free app is rendered useless or obnoxious, I don’t reward developers by purchasing their premium services. I delete and let others know of my experience. There are so many options available for iPhone users, and I exercise my right to choose.
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  • It’s fine, when it works May 31, 2020

    By Pookius
    Unfortunately, it doesn’t track data consistently. If I work out with friends, even if we’re doing the same route, we will show radically different times or even distances. There have been times our distances have been off as much as 3/10 mile, even though our devices showed we were on pace with each other. Pacer will also retroactively change data weeks after the fact. Steps will drop. Distances will drop. Calories will drop. That makes engaging in any of the competitions useless. I went from well over 10,000 steps on one day (I *always* get 10,000 steps per day) to fewer than 5,000 steps registered on the same day over two weeks later. It’s definitely not worth the subscription.
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  • Not Accurate Oct 26, 2018

    By supernano
    The app interface is intuitive and easy to use. I like that it stores all my walks and routes. I find it motivating to compare my walks to see improvement. The problem I have is the accuracy of the distance. I’ve driven my route as well as checked my route distance on Google Earth. Either my truck and Google are incorrect or this app is off. The distance shown on the app is consistently short. My wife’s UA app shows our walk distance to be accurate. I have not tried the community stuff, so can’t comment on that. Overall the app works smoothly. If you’re concerned about tracking accurate distances then this might not be for you. I’m more interested in the amount of time I exercise and being able to log routes which this does.
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  • Nov 18, 2020

    By Vaishnav Rajan
    This used to be a great app when I first started using it few years ago. But recently ive been experiencing issues where the app just stops tracking me and sometimes it just crashes and it doesn't track. I have a stable gps and internet connection so its not me for sure. Today I gave it a last try, kept the screen on for the whole session and the one time i locked the screen, the app just crashed and stoped tracking. So thats that, uninstalling.
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  • Nov 23, 2020

    By Richard Y
    I am trying to sycn it with Garmin, but I don't see the option. I am using Google fit to pull my data in, which isn't very acturate. I am on the trial version, which will paid in 7 days. Might have to cancel before then.
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  • Great app....When it works. Jul 19, 2019

    By Pacer User No More
    I’ve compared to apple watches for the total amount of steps per day. A friend had 10,000+ steps for the day with an Apple Watch and I only had a little over 3,000. We had been together ALL day and should have been within 25 steps of one another (that’s on the very high end). However, I just noted that if I had 3,000 steps according to Pacer, I had been pretty active that day. Plus, the live tracking for walking was great.....until it wasn’t. I walked over 2 miles 3 days in a row and each day my totals were 0.0 miles miles. I was walking the exact same route I have been walking for over two weeks! After walking two miles in 28 minutes and having the app say I walked NO where and burned 1 calorie, that is unacceptable. I emailed the help center and they told me I should look in my settings to make sure I had the location services turned on. Really? No kidding.... This isn’t the first time this has happened. Before, I simply deleted the app and downloaded again after a few hours. Though it worked last time, it isn’t now. You shouldn’t have to do that anyway. Deleting the app for good this time.
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  • Nov 19, 2020

    By Cara Wilkinson
    It was working well when I first installed it, I don't look at it every day, may go a week, then look and it's stopped working which is really frustrating, there is no one to help resolve the problem either, I have left messages with no response
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  • Mediocre at best Aug 16, 2020

    By Veggie girl 45678
    The app works reasonably well as a community fitness app. The main issue is it only counts stops you take with your phone. I was trying to figure out how so sync with an activity tracker, since I don’t carry my phone for at least half of my daily activity. I found that pacer doesn’t think fitness trackers are reliable - therefore you can’t use the steps from them with the app. The statement from pacer said something along the lines of “everyone always has their phone in their pocket all day anyway.” As a woman, most of my clothing does not have pockets. My professional/work clothes don’t have pockets and my casual/yoga pants don’t have pockets. So I have to carry my phone in my hand, which I don’t do most of the day when I’m waking around taking care of things. My Fitbit will regularly read double the steps in the pacer app. Even if the Fitbit is less reliable for actual step tracking, it has to be closer to a reliable count since my phone isn’t with me for half of my steps. The way it is currently designed, this app is kind of useless to me.
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  • Nov 4, 2020

    By Iffath Nowsheen
    After walking for a hell lot of time, what will you do if you see it has only counted the first few steps?! I have done everything, checked everything in my settings. The background data is on and I have even turned off my battery saver mode to make it work. I also tried keeping the display on. But nope. Nothing happened. I am really disappointed.
    more
  • Nov 21, 2020

    By NICK Griffin
    Very poor compared to other virtual challenge Apps. I'm using this app in conjunction with pacers virtual challenges, if I log out it deletes my progress from the map, very off putting, if I add more distance it logs it, and returns some of the missing distance but if you log out again it all disappears. I also have recently been having issues uploading, it registers the distance but doesn't progress you on the map when your working towards challenge medals. You have to keep reinstalling it.
    more
  • Pacer App is Great for stepping! Apr 15, 2018

    By 🔥Jerimy🔥
    ~There needs to be improvement on privacy and who follows you etc, there are to many anonymous people with fake names and fake profiles and no real pic, I would like to choose who can follow my post and who can not! Also, you should be able to delete your own account yourself if you ever need to for any reason like all the other apps allow you to do. We should not have to email pacer and beg for assistance in removal of our own account. I also think also people should only be allowed in only one group to be listed on their page, to many people jump in And out of groups all month long and mess up teams. And also they never remove their self when they join a new team, which again messed up things when the weekly stats come in. I also think there needs to be a daily step count limit shut off, for example people getting 70k plus daily ARE RIDING BIKES and cheating and it discourages the real people walking daily. That is humanly impossible! That is frustrating for the real walkers. I see this conversation a lot! Over all it is a good app but it needs some adjustments to keep making it better!!!! I hope you all read my suggestions thank you for your time! ~:)
    more
  • Nov 22, 2020

    By Don Shore
    Complete waste of time. Won't let me sign in with Facebook or Google. Tells me it doesn't recognise any email address I give it. Shame because it looked really good. Using Samsung Android Galaxy A6 software Android 10.
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  • Useless. Jul 28, 2018

    By Keslie Baldwin
    This app had worked fine when I had an iPhone 5c, but when I upgraded to an iPhone 8 Plus, it does not live up to its expectations. Every time I open up the app, it sits there like it is loading but it is not, which in return causes me to close out of the app completely and start over. I have not been able to make it pass the Pacer screen, whenever I go to press returning user and hit the ‘continue with Facebook’ option it does the same thing again causing me to restart the app again. However, when I restart the app, it does not do a single thing to fix it. I am honestly very disappointed by how long I was using this app on my other phone with no problem verses using my newer version. If an IOS 11 is not capable of working with this version of Pacer then you should really put that in your capabilities section of your app. Otherwise, you will get bad reviews on this type of thing, fix this and I will give you five stars, if you do not then I will have no other choice but to delete this app on my phone and look elsewhere for another app that can meet my expectations.
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