MeandR maps your walks for you – just tell it how far you want to go

Meandr Workout Route
Meandr Workout Route (Image credit: Good Binary)

What you need to know

  • Just give MeandR a distance and it'll work out where you should go, and how you should get there.

We all know that sometimes just getting out and walking can be a great way to help blow off the cobwebs, especially at a time where we aren't as mobile as we once were for obvious reasons. But sometimes deciding where to walk to can be more difficult than it might seem – and MeandR is here to take that load for you.

In simplest terms, MeandR is an iPhone app that asks for a distance and, if you want, speed, before mapping out where it thinks you should walk to and how you should get there. It's that simple.

Whether you want to get fit or just need some motivation to get outdoors, Meandr can help you. There is no pressure, just choose a distance and pace that suits you. Go as fast or as slow as you want, or just enjoy the walk!Each attempt is recorded, including the distance, how long it took and how many steps. Look back at your stats and track your progress over time.When you get to the target, Meandr will alert you, even if you are not looking at the app at the time. You can then choose if you want another challenge to get back to where you started.

You can track all of your walking and progress and you can see the total number of steps you've taken over the last seven and 30 days – perfect for those who like to compare these kinds of things over time.

Features include:

  • No pressure - choose a distance and pace that suits you
  • Simple, fun interface designed to get you going in three taps
  • Tracks the distance, time and number of steps for each challenge
  • If you didn't finish a challenge, just find it in the history and replay it
  • Unit of measurement can be set to kilometres or miles
  • Map easily toggled between standard or satellite view
  • Shuffle between available routes to a target

Whether you're a seasoned walker or just starting out, why not take MeandR for a spin? It's available for download from the App Store now, priced at $1.99.

Oliver Haslam

Oliver Haslam has written about Apple and the wider technology business for more than a decade with bylines on How-To Geek, PC Mag, iDownloadBlog, and many more. He has also been published in print for Macworld, including cover stories. At iMore, Oliver is involved in daily news coverage and, not being short of opinions, has been known to 'explain' those thoughts in more detail, too.

Having grown up using PCs and spending far too much money on graphics card and flashy RAM, Oliver switched to the Mac with a G5 iMac and hasn't looked back. Since then he's seen the growth of the smartphone world, backed by iPhone, and new product categories come and go. Current expertise includes iOS, macOS, streaming services, and pretty much anything that has a battery or plugs into a wall. Oliver also covers mobile gaming for iMore, with Apple Arcade a particular focus. He's been gaming since the Atari 2600 days and still struggles to comprehend the fact he can play console quality titles on his pocket computer.