Walker Tracker News

News and announcements about Walker Tracker’s team, step counter app, community step challenges, and company progress.

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Movin' and Groovin'

Every morning when my fiance and I get up to go workout (4:30AM ouch!), we walk into a gym that is blaring some sort of techno, electronica or hip hop. Although I usually cringe at the music and quickly shove my headphones in to listen to my…
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One step ahead of stress - A letter to Walker Tracker

We recently received a letter from a participant that moved us more than words can express. Colleen and her family have been through the toughest of times and we were so happy to hear that her community walking program helped cope with the stress.…
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Why counting counts

What’s all this tracking business, anyway? Everyone seems to be hopping on the bandwagon to get the brand new fitness devices. In 2014, interest in purchasing wearable fitness devices quadrupled (according to a CEA Study). There seems to be…

The many gifts of giving

"We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give" - Winston Churchill. This time of year it can be easy to get caught up in the what you might get or what you need to get for others but it is also a great time of year…

Introducing Walker Tracker's newest addition - Ellen!

Ellen grew up in Central Oregon and has been an active outdoor enthusiast all her life: “I was spoiled with lots of trails for horseback riding, hiking, mountain biking and cliffs for climbing.  Central Oregon is actually rated the top place…

Destination Walking

Now, I know that walking can be redundant and can get old pretty quick especially if you're walking in a circle around a track or the same ol' route everyday throughout your neighborhood. These routes can be helpful for you to know the distance…

Health and activity grants for Portland-area schools and non-profits

Here's a great grant opportunity for Portland Metro schools. Nike is awarding at least $550,000 to Portland-area non-profits and schools. Grants are between $5,000 and $20,000, in the following areas: Environment: Creating or improving places…

Walker Tracker & the Heartbleed OpenSSL vulnerability

Many of you have probably heard about the Heartbleed vulnerability, which has been given -- rightfully -- a huge amount of press coverage. Good news: Walker Tracker is not affected. Because we care very much about security we thought we'd post…

Happy Halloween!

Last night we migrated to a new mapping provider. In case those of you currently walking the Transylvanian Trek wondered why your maps began to look awfully...dark and uh...with maybe blood-red seas, it's because we altered them for Halloween…

June Featured Admin from Kathmandu

We have walkers all over the world! This month I wanted to highlight an international program.  Not only is their program administrator inspiring and encouraging them to walk, but they also had a really fun and motivating goal in this last…