Activity App Data?

Discussion in 'Apple Watch' started by That-Guy, Sep 26, 2016.

  1. That-Guy macrumors 6502a


    Feb 25, 2012
    So I have the new Apple Watch Series 2 paired with an iPhone 7 Plus.

    I love monitoring the Activity App on the watch, but where is the data coming from? Is it just from the Watch or from the phone as well?

    At work I am always carrying things so wondering if steps/move is not being counted? Or by having the iPhone in my pocket data like steps and movement is also being tracked from that?

    Thanks in Advance :)
  2. exxxviii macrumors 65816


    May 20, 2015
    Activity on the watch and phone are showing a combination of data collected by the watch, steps counted by the phone's mobility chip, and certain feeds into Health from 3rd party apps (like Strava, Runkeeper, Garmin Connect, etc.)

    To answer your question about how steps are counted while carrying both the phone and watch, but the watch may be limited due to the activity, that is Apple dark magic. In theory, Health on the watch should sort it all out. But, the only way to know is to test to see what happens.

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