Cool idea but needs work and a major bug fix.
***Update: weight issue fixed but now it thinks I'm 6'11" everytime I fire it up. Annoying. Still no background ability. You get a call, text, even the phone auto-locking and the program pauses. Weak. I am so disappointed with this app. Runtastic finally created a stinker. Too bad.**** I'll start by saying that I LOVE the regular Runtastic app. So when I saw the released this pedometer I did not hesitate to buy. It does track my strides with perfect accuracy however I discovered a bug in the settings that drastically makes the calories burned way off. In settings you enter your name, age, weight and height. While the app stores my name and age the weight and height are reset everytime I enter the settings. I am 6'4" and 265 lbs. However everytime I enter the settings it goes to 6'1" and 559 kilograms! I may need to lose some weight but I am not 1200 lbs. Because of this glitch every step I take registers as a calorie burned. That would be true if I actually weighed over half a ton I suppose. So while I can track my steps the other fitness metrics are useless until this bug is addressed. Also...this app will not count steps running in the background! Runtastic wants you to buy some clip on sensor for your shoes in order to allow background counting. I'm sorry but no. Hopefully they come to their senses and address this. Their superior running app does not require it and this shouldn't either in my opinion. I am awarding two stars based on faith that Runtastic will regularly update this app as they do their other and quickly fix the aforementioned bug and quit trying to upsell hardware.