New Oregon Trail Apple Watch app tracks in-game progress steps

Fans of The Oregon Trail can now bring the game to the real world with a new Apple Watch companion app. The new app, dubbed The Oregon Trail: StepTracker, does just that – it tracks your steps and then translates your movement into the game itself.

Oregon Trail has proven to be one of the most popular Apple Arcade games and you can download it now on iPhone, iPad, Mac and Apple TV. But this new addition is for the Apple Watch only, with wearers encouraged to install the game and “experience The Oregon Trail’s journey to the 1800s in real life.”

Using real-world data on walking, running, jogging, or rolling a wheelchair, StepTracker turns that movement into in-game steps, taking players down The Oregon Trail as if they were really there.

Developer Gameloft is quick to point out that it’s not just a step tracker, though. It’s a real bonafide game.

Players will find more than just a step tracker: other features include digital representations of actual locations, stats and progress data, daily summaries, avatar customization, in-game rewards, etc Players can travel the 2,000 miles of the Oregon Trail, with five stages of travel, 64 locations, seven forts, 15 river crossings and eight pony express stations, meaning there’s plenty to see and to do as they “travel” along the trail. . The impressive graphics of The Oregon Trail are also front and center, as players can see the animated environments change as they follow the trail from Independence to Oregon. If players took 10,000 steps every day, it would take them over a year to complete this epic journey.

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