One of the great new features of iOS is the widgets function. This enables you to view content from your iPhone’s apps without having to actually unlock your phone. When you drag your finger from the top of the phone, you get a display of the various app widgets you have set up.
Pedometer++ is the first pedometer app to include a widget for iOS 8. Pedometer++ is a free app that uses the M7/M8 chip produced in the iPhone 5s and iPhone 6 to measure your activity level. The chip enables your iPhone to measure your activity levels without causing any drain on your battery.
In the below video, I show how you can set up Pedometer++ and the widget functionality in iOS 8 to keep track of your steps without having to unlock your phone.