Ghost Steps

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macrumors regular
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I have noticed that my watch is recording ghost steps in the middle of the night while I am asleep. Each night it is recording .15mi from 10p-6a

Anyone else notice this? I have an apple watch 1st gen using it with iPhone X
 

tehStickMan

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Maybe you're an active dreamer. The watchOS doesn't have any in-built mechanism for tracking sleep, so it counts any arm waving as normal activity.
 

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Maybe you're an active dreamer. The watchOS doesn't have any in-built mechanism for tracking sleep, so it counts any arm waving as normal activity.
I could agree it this but I am not wearing my watch to sleep and it is exactly .15 miles each hour at night.
 

caspergirl

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May 15, 2010
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Mine records steps while sitting like a couch potato and watching tv. Annoying but I just calculate -200 in a day to be closer to the reality
 

rojocrandall

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Oct 8, 2009
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The watch must be moving whether in bed or on the couch.
Take your watch off and I bet zero steps will occur.
I charge my watch every night on my night stand, and there are zero steps when I get up.
 

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The watch must be moving whether in bed or on the couch.
Take your watch off and I bet zero steps will occur.
I charge my watch every night on my night stand, and there are zero steps when I get up.
I think you misread - My watch is not on me when I sleep and it is on the night stand but continues to capture ghost steps

See the attached screenshot - this is literally every night
 

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rojocrandall

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Oct 8, 2009
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I think you misread - My watch is not on me when I sleep and it is on the night stand but continues to capture ghost steps
See the attached screenshot - this is literally every night
Ok...interesting. From what I understand, the Health app logs steps from both the watch and the
phone.
Tap on sources, at the very bottom is the list of devices that feed data to Health.
You may have two devices listed, your watch and your phone, and tapping on either
of them, then Steps, it will show the number of steps and the time of the steps...tap that entry
and you'll get even more details about that step entry.

Looking at this data, you should be able to verify if those Ghost Steps are coming from your watch,
or maybe even more probable, your phone...
I look forward to what you find out.
 
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