If you have an iPhone SE or iPhone 5s and above you can track your steps using the iPhone or iPod via Apple’s Health App. These devices come with software that take in sensor data from the accelerometers, gyroscopes, and compasses built into your phone. The co-processor then calculates your step count so a wearable is not needed (but can still be used!). To ensure that your steps are being tracked, you will need to carry your iPhone while stepping or running. Alternatively, you can use a wearable to track your activity. Compatible wearables include an Apple Watch OS 2.1 and above, Fitbit, Garmin, or any wearable device which syncs to Apple Health. You can also sync with Strava to record your swimming and cycling. To determine whether a particular wearable device syncs to Apple Health, please check with the device manufacturer.
All iOS devices require iOS 10.0 or later. iPads are not supported.
Android devices can track steps via the Samsung Health App or Google Fit App, both of which are free to download from the Google Play Store. You will need to carry your phone to track your steps.
You can also connect directly via Fitbit, Garmin or Strava, or use any wearable device which syncs steps to Samsung Health or Google Fit. To determine whether a particular wearable device syncs steps to your preferred wearable app, please check with the device manufacturer.
All Android devices require OS 7.0 or later.