The Watch doesn't have a barometer. Flights are from your iPhone 6 (iPhone 5 doesn't either so you MUST have a 6). You are getting 'Fights' counted because of changing elevation while you ride. The OP (or anyone) would not have this happen on a stationary bike (unless it is on an elevator)....Maybe the watch will count flights climbed but not sure how it would by itself know.
Right I explained that but really didn't read the question correctly. They asked about counting steps and somehow I went into a tangent about counting flights which was on my mind because it bugs me the phone does that as I ride. Anyhow, steps, yes it is most likely counting steps on the watch if the arm is moving as they pedal. Not the same issue I have since my hands stay somewhere on my bars. Sorry for the tangent.The Watch doesn't have a barometer. Flights are from your iPhone 6 (iHone 5 doesn't either). You are getting 'Fights' counted because of changing elevation. The OP would not have this on a stationary bike (unless it is on an elevator).
Not sure what the 'problem' is unless you are just being obsessive about the data points (and a I can relate to that). Even if doing a lot of arm swinging I doubt the number of steps would be significant. Also they would not likely add or subtract to or from any Move, Exercise or Stand metrics. If anything I see it as a plus so you can see a higher step count which is more closely reflects your daily activity (I like to see *10,000 steps).I'll keep an eye on it today to make sure that's what it's doing, but I'm pretty sure. and I'd call it a bug, as it's the watch doing the activity tracking too it should know to ignore steps when actively doing something pedalling related..
That sound excessive (how long are you biking?) but let's get some exact hard data today to determine just how much. I will do a good bit of arm moment to askew to the high end.Well, yesterday I was credited with 10000+ steps, in reality I probably did maybe 3000-5000 I think. I just don't like data count being that far off. I'm sure if hands are kept stationary on handlebars this probably won't be a problem, but I prefer a more relaxed comfortable style most of time.
Yes, I am. That was my whole complaint that when doing so it should automatically discount steps.I've never seen this... and I sometimes cycle with my hands by my side.
Are you starting and Indoor Cycling Workout in the Workouts App? That should keep it from counting steps...
Not counted as steps, certainly, as it throws off the count of how far walked in a day rather a lot.. It could be a useful separate stat if it could be accurately tracked, perhaps. But, it can't, so either way it's a bug.I've been wondering, when you ride a bike, you pedal, right? So wouldn't the pedaling be analogous to taking steps? And ideally, wouldn't you want a fitness tracker to track how many revolutions you made? Of course, tracking the numbers of times you pedaled isn't really possible with a tracker worn on your arm, but if the number of steps the watch added while cycling was somewhat consistent (the longer you cycle, the more steps you get), why wouldn't you want it to count steps, as you ARE doing some movement with your legs, after all?
I agree, in principle, that tracking number of revolutions on a bike would be interesting... but I wouldn't want it affecting my step count.
[doublepost=1490641676][/doublepost]The best way to get steps out of a bike ride, strap it to your leg if you can, it will track each rotation as a step or 2...used to do that with my fitbit and will today with my apple watch....gives you more of an accurate assessment for the motion since your mostly using your legs not your arms, cept your heart rate monitor won't be accurate.Does watch appear to be counting steps for anyone else whilst doing indoor cycling on exercise bike? Seems logical to me this should just be disabled whilst doing activity programme other than running.