Health app and steps in B3

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  1. bookalon macrumors newbie

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    hi, i have read on a few sites including here that the health app now knows your steps. i have keep an eye on it since updating and mine does not seem to want to count mine on my 5S.

    any ideas?
     
  2. Tyler23 macrumors 603

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    Try restarting your phone.
     
  3. bookalon thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Feel a bit red faced now, spent ages going through settings last night,

    yes restarted it and not it works :eek:
     
  4. kwjohns macrumors 6502a

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    I've restarted a couple of times and mine still shows empty.
     
  5. gmanist1000 macrumors 68030

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    Mine started working this morning automatically
     

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  6. Afbar1114 macrumors 6502a

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    Mine works fine. Yes I really did do all those steps [​IMG]
     
  7. batting1000 macrumors 604

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    Mine didn't work after I restarted it but once I started walking, it began counting.
     
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  9. Tyler23 macrumors 603

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    Nope. It knows if you're moving too fast to be walking and does not count that movement as steps.
     
  10. beosound3200 macrumors 6502a

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    thats neat. breeze counts everything as walking. thank you
     
  11. gstevie macrumors 6502

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    In the distance part of that app does anyone know if it can be changed from km to Miles? On mine (UK) its showing as km and would prefer the latter.
     
  12. bluedukies8 macrumors 6502

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    I've tried to restart my phone and still won't count steps. Just took a walk and still nothing. Weird nothing in settings either
     
  13. virginblue4 macrumors 68000

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    No it doesn't. At least not on the 5s, but that's where the M7 comes into play.
     
  14. beosound3200 macrumors 6502a

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    So im making 5000 steps a day?
     
  15. batting1000 macrumors 604

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    It's certainly possible depending on what you do. The recommended amount by the American Heart Association is 10,000 steps per day.
     
  16. eastamherstbias macrumors 6502

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    I don't know how I feel about sticking my phone in my pocket as I walk around all day to calculate steps. I have always been kinda weirded out by the radiation coming out of it.
     
  17. honglong1976 macrumors 6502a

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    Does it count steps on any other non-M7 chipset phone? iPhone 4S, iPod Touch, etc?
     
  18. Tyler23 macrumors 603

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    Nope, it uses the M7.
     
  19. seble macrumors 6502a

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    So many M7 compatible apps for the 5S that already do this already ;)
     
  20. Tyler23 macrumors 603

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    Yep - but now, you don't need those extraneous apps.
     
  21. seble macrumors 6502a

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    let's hope healthbook provides the same level of detail that those apps do!
     
  22. shandyman Suspended

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    It means that other apps can access this data, therefore don't need to be running continuously, wasting battery.......
     
  23. seble macrumors 6502a

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    I don't think you get how the 5S or the M7 coprocessor works. The M7 processor collects the data, without other apps having to be even open. When you open such apps that use the data i.e pedometers it imports the data stored in the device. They can already access this data.
     
  24. Lostanddamned macrumors 6502a

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    Good job you never put it near your head then.

    Also, you’d probably best avoid areas with wireless internet, TV, GPS or radio signals. Not to mention microwaves, remote central locking, thunderstorms, certain types of granite and smoke detectors.

    “Radiation” in these forms is a fact of the modern world, and no significant harm has ever been linked to this.

    Although, if you are really worried, a good tinfoil hat will keep the waves away. I promise.
     
  25. seble macrumors 6502a

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    Haha or focus the waves all towards your head
     

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