All truly great thoughts are conceived by walking - Friedrich Nietzsche


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5 Apps That Pay You To Walk

The best kind of money is money you earn just for doing the things you already do. Nearly all of us walk every day, some more than others. Well, we have something that might tempt you do walk a bit more.

Escape into nature with the top 10 walking apps for iPhones and Android

Walking gives you the chance to step back from the hustle and bustle of everyday life and take stock. You can explore new landscapes, reconnect with nature, slow down and reflect on your life.

Four Apps for Mapping Your Walking Routes

Who needs yet another smartphone app, let alone one that plots and records your wanderings? You do — if you want to explore a city without keeping track of every turn, yet later call up the coordinates of that quaint patisserie you passed on that little cobblestone street whose name you can’t recall.


MapMyWalk is a fitness tracking application that enables you to use the built-in GPS of your mobile device to track all of your fitness activities. Record your workout details, including duration, distance, pace, speed, elevation, calories burned, and route traveled on an interactive map. You can even effortlessly save and upload your workout data to MapMyWalk where you can view your route workout data, and comprehensive workout history.

Walk The Distance

WalkTheDistance uses your walking/running distance (daily steps) tracked automatically in the Health app and puts that data to good use, by showing you how far you would be if you were walking the Appalachian Trail, Boston Marathon, or other featured routes in cities and national parks around the world.

Walking Meditations

Enjoy the benefits of meditation as you walk. Walking meditation can be just as profound as sitting meditation. It brings the meditative experience into daily activity.


Walkmeter is the most advanced application for walkers and hikers ever designed for a mobile device. Built from the ground up for mobile, it makes your phone a powerful fitness computer — with maps, graphs, splits, intervals, laps, announcements, zones, training plans and more.

World Walking

World Walking offers a simple, free and fun way to help you keep active. It’s also your virtual ticket to some of the greatest places on Earth. World Walking has been designed simply to motivate by putting the fun back in fitness to help you reap the benefits of a healthier, active lifestyle.


Accupedo is an accurate pedometer app that monitors your daily walking on the home screen of your phone. Intelligent 3D motion recognition algorithms are embedded to track only walking patterns by filtering and ejecting out non walking activities. Accupedo counts your steps regardless of where you put your phone like your pocket, waist belt, or bag. Be healthy by setting up your daily goal and accurately monitoring your steps with Accupedo.

Active 10

Make exercise easy with our free walking tracker app.


Here you will find everything from short, easy walks, to moderate walks, to longer, more difficult walks which include more hills. We have hundreds of park walks, nature paths, fitness walking trails, and sightseeing walks '' something for walkers of all abilities, fitness, and experience levels.

Charity Miles

Charity Miles is a free iPhone/Android App that enables you to earn corporate sponsorships for charity by walking, running or biking.


Endomondo is a free app and website that makes fitness fun and helps you stay motivated.


Whether you’re looking for a little spending money or want to earn an entire extra paycheck, Gigwalk can help. Work when and where you want to – you can even start making money today.


LiveTrekker is your total solution for capturing, sharing, and consolidating all the digital media you accumulate on a journey, on gorgeous maps. Build the perfect souvenirs to keep forever, access anytime, and share in real time.


Instant and easy to use topo maps with you, out on the trail. Atlas is our powerful mobile mapping software, which combines our digital mapping with the built-in GPS in Apple's iOS devices, iPad, iPhone and iPod touch, allowing you to locate using the off-line mapping you have installed without data charges.


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