Can someone with 8.2 test something with fitness tracking?

Discussion in 'iOS 8' started by Rat-Boy, Mar 18, 2015.

  1. Rat-Boy macrumors 65816

    Rat-Boy

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    Sorry for another thread about this, but I am losing my mind and wondering if it is just my phone.

    If someone could pretty please:

    1) Go in to health app and check steps on dashboard.

    2) Turn off fitness tracking by following these steps: http://www.***************/how-to-enable-disable-fitness-tracking-on-iphone-ios-8-2/

    3) Walk a bunch of steps, stairs, ride a bicycle, etc.

    4) Check health app again and verify no steps added.

    5) Then turn on fitness tracking again and see if all the steps you took while off get added to the dashboard.

    I just did this on my 6+ and when I turned it back on, 2,000 steps and 9 floors climbed got added the instant I did it.
     
  2. Rat-Boy thread starter macrumors 65816

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    So 58 views and there isn't one person willing to give this a try?
     
  3. Coupz macrumors regular

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    Tried that yesterday and can confirm that. So this option isn't "really" disabling the tracking from the coprocessor.
     
  4. C DM macrumors Westmere

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    It seems like the option simply turns off access to the data but not the actual collection of the data itself, so when you enable it it just restores access with the data already being there. Given that it's in the Privacy section of settings, I guess it's not a stretch to say that the setting might not control actual functionality and more just access to something and use of it. That is unless it's been documented somewhere that the setting will in fact turn off the actual functionality of it all.
     
  5. Rat-Boy thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Thanks to those that tested it!

    And good point on the wording.

    But I sure wish they would allow me to "turn it off turn it off". LOL.

    Cuz when I go riding or boating it bloats the steps bad.

    Basically rendering the data useless to me.
     
  6. GeoFan49 macrumors member

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    Good to know. There should be a horseback or boating mode in addition to Airplane mode. LOL! :). :cool:
     

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