Activity level goes up while driving

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  1. rockitdog macrumors 68020

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    I'm a PT Lyft driver and have noticed that my activity level goes up while I'm driving presumably from the road bumps and vibration. Is there anything I can do to slow this down or change this?
     
  2. danmart macrumors 6502a

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    It may not be 100% accurate, but you are undertaking activity whilst driving. So you should be registering active calories.

    Amusingly, I recently bought a new car and driving it results in significantly less calories for the same drive. My new car is measurably more relaxing to drive! :D
     
  3. Stefan johansson macrumors 65816

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    You do turn the steering wheel and move your feet and head,right?
     
  4. chevelleguy3 macrumors regular

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    I believe it's because it is sensing movement but may not be 100% accurate. I have 2 vehicles that I drive on a regular basis and the activity that is registered varies quite a bit between the 2 on the same roads and same trip.
    1 is a 98 Mustang GT Convertible which has been lowered and has low profile tires. It's stiff and you feel every bump in the road. I'm also shifting gears and cornering hard in it too. The activity registered is quite a bit more than my truck.
    The other one is a 11 Silverado Crew Cab which has a much smoother ride and I don't drive it like I stole it.
     
  5. danmart macrumors 6502a

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    Fun game! Measure your heart rate whilst sat in a frustrating traffic jam!
     
  6. chevelleguy3 macrumors regular

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    This I may have to try, I bet there is a noticeable difference. In the Dallas area, this is every day
     
  7. danmart macrumors 6502a

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    I think I've gotten up to 120bpm in really frustrating jams; that's the same as a full-on exercise session for me.
     
  8. tedley macrumors newbie

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    Hmmmm.....

    Maybe apple should add 'Road Rage' as one of the workout options in the next version of the OS.
     
  9. Newtons Apple Suspended

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    I would get sometimes 1100 steps while riding on my mower. The steps can be fooled and best to use it as just a guide.
     
  10. cmcgowan macrumors newbie

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    Everyday when I go 70+ MPH the rate jumps to 140 - when I get off the highway - it goes back to normal
     
  11. Stefan johansson macrumors 65816

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    Stress related pulse raise. As the activity sensors are based on both movement and pulse changes,the activity rises when the heart rate does.
     

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