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iFootpath features in Women’s Walking magazine

Women’s Walking is a great new magazine launched in early 2013, entirely dedicated to being the meeting place for all women who walk for fitness. The team behind the magazine believes that walking is the ideal way to enrich your life. You’ll find articles on everything from nutrition to kit, fitness to emotional health, walking events to inspirational stories.

In the latest issue (Issue 5, Published October 2013) the team has put together a recommendation of the seven best walking apps, and we’re delighted that iFootpath is one of them.

‘Walking may be one of the oldest forms of exercise but it hasn’t stopped walkers from taking advantage of the latest technology. Smartphone apps are a great example of this – they are cheap, easily accessible and available to suit all types of walkers. We look at some of the best on the market.’

iFootpath is featured alongside the BBC Weather app, a couple of GPS apps, a pedometer app and an app that allows you to keep track of the peaks you’ve scaled.


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17 October 2013

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