Has anyone else turned off the activity monitor?

Discussion in 'Apple Watch' started by Courageous, Dec 8, 2016.

  1. Courageous macrumors newbie

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    I love the Apple Watch. But I don't care about the activity stuff and I find it a little creepy to have my heart rate logged at every moment of the day. Did anyone else turn it off?
     
  2. Suckfest 9001 macrumors 65816

    Suckfest 9001

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    "Creepy" implies you're scared that they're publishing this information somewhere. This is not true - it's encrypted and only used to help you keep track of your fitness.

    Considering Activity tracking is one of the core features of having an Apple Watch in the first place, no, I absolutely have not turned it off.

    You don't need the tinfoil hat with Apple. They're one of the few companies that actually still care about privacy.
    Even if a company like Jawbone or Fitbit published your heart rate, so what? What exactly can be revealed about an individual given their heart rate? It can't be used to identify anybody. It's like publishing the hex colour of your front teeth.
     
  3. Night Spring macrumors G5

    Night Spring

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    In iPhone Apple Watch app,
    My Watch -> Privacy -> Motion & Fitness
    Turn Heartrate off
     

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