Apple watch counts bogus flights climbed

Discussion in 'Apple Watch' started by edhchoe, Apr 23, 2019.

  1. edhchoe macrumors 6502a

    edhchoe

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    I don't climb stairs or ride elevators and it counts 30 - 50 flights climbed each day.
    I have tried power down and power up. but it didn't help.
    Is my watch broken?
    It is Apple watch 4 and I have had it for about 5 months so it is still under warranty.
    I might take it in this weekend for help at Apple store.

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  2. mrex macrumors 68040

    mrex

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    Elevation differences. Some sensor in a watch recognizes you are walking, probably the barometer senses the difference in a airpressure and the summary is ”x flights climbed” from a mathematical formula.
     
  3. ftaok macrumors 603

    ftaok

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    Go into your Health app and take a look at when your AW is counting the Flights. It could be that you take a bumpy elevator or something like that.

    do you walk up hills? That could be it too.
     
  4. edhchoe thread starter macrumors 6502a

    edhchoe

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    14 flights today so far.
    iPhone doesn't tell when the flights happened.
    I guess I will go to a Apple store
     
  5. gwang73 macrumors 6502a

    gwang73

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    The time data for each flight is in the Health app.
    Health-->Activity-->Flights Climbed-->Show All Data
     
  6. google macrumors regular

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    Oddly I have the opposite issue where it does not count the stairs when I take the stairs!
     
  7. SDColorado Contributor

    SDColorado

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    I have that issue as well. I have been up and down several flights of stairs today and my watch still reports 0. What gives?
     
  8. edhchoe thread starter macrumors 6502a

    edhchoe

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    Unpairing and pairing as new watch didn't solve my issue.
    Apple said it will take up to 5 days to get my watch back if I send it in.
    I cannot live a work day without my 16 silent alarms, so decided to keep wearing the watch for now.
    The flight count doesn't matter to me anyway. I will get it fixed sometime before the warranty expires in September.
     

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