Can the Apple Watch count steps?

Discussion in 'Apple Watch' started by ddoyle777, Apr 24, 2015.

  1. ddoyle777 macrumors newbie

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    How would I set it up?

    Inquiring minds want to know.
     
  2. susan12369 macrumors 6502

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    if you open the Activity app on your phone, scroll down to the bottom and it shows the steps
     
  3. betabeta macrumors 6502a

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    Automatically sends the info to the iPhone health app.
     
  4. ddoyle777 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    This number comes from the watch and not the phone?

    Thanks
     
  5. igneousc macrumors regular

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    yeah it's been bothering me all afternoon that I can't get a quick glance at step counts on the watch somewhere. Having to go to the very bottom of the activity app on the iPhone seems kinda dumb
     
  6. AKRowdy macrumors regular

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    I'm not so sure about this. I also wish you could view this info on Watch, but I suppose calories burnt is actually more useful information than steps taken, right? My UP24 has me trained to care about steps.
     
  7. AlanShutko macrumors 6502a

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    Actually, it comes from both. HealthKit is pretty good at reconciling duplicates, but if you go into Health app on the iPhone, you will see it logging things from the Watch and the Phone.
     
  8. elemenohme macrumors member

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    You can see step counts on the watch. Open the Activity app and swipe up. It gives you a summary of Active Calories, Total Steps, and Total Distance.
     
  9. susan12369 macrumors 6502

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    Yup, that's even easier than the Activity app!

    The steps there match the steps in the Activity app, but do not match the steps in the Health app. Since I didn't get the watch until 10:30 AM, I'm guessing that's what's causing the difference but will compare again tomorrow.
     
  10. igneousc macrumors regular

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    oops, I don't know how I missed that. Thanks :)
     

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