Walk ‘The Oregon Trail’ in Real Life with New Step Tracker Apple Watch App

In a tweet posted earlier today, Gameloft announced that with the new The Oregon Trail app update on Apple Arcade, iPhone users can now walk ‘The Oregon Trail’ in real life, thanks to the new integration with the built-in iOS Health app.

The gamed developer has also released a new The Oregon Trail: Step Tracker standalone app on the Apple Watch, which lets enthusiasts walk the 2,000-mile path in real life. The app encourages wearers to install the game and “experience the journey of The Oregon Trail in the 1800s in real life.”

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

Players will find more than just a simple step tracker: other features include digital representations of real-world locations, statistics and progress data, daily summaries, avatar customization, in-game rewards, and more. Players can walk the full 2,000 miles of the Oregon Trail, with five journey legs, 64 locations, seven forts, 15 river crossings, and eight pony express stations, meaning there is a lot to see and do as they “journey” along the trail.

The Oregon Trail: StepTracker is now available as a free download for Apple Watch.