Health app (sleep question)

Discussion in 'iOS 8' started by hashsi99, Oct 25, 2014.

  1. hashsi99 macrumors member

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    How do you get the app to track your sleep patterns? Mine is blank?

    Also, I just noticed that the app started keeping track of my steps. Was this enabled in 8.1?
     
  2. Tiptizzle macrumors 6502

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    It's been tracking my steps fine since 8.0. Sleep is tracked by another device, like a watch band I think and synced to the phone.
     
  3. freeskier93 macrumors 6502

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    The app itself doesn't track anything other than steps. You have to use other apps to track sleep. The point of the health app is it's a consolidated place for all the info. I use Sleep Cycle to track sleep.
     
  4. DiabBarca macrumors regular

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  5. Realistiic macrumors regular

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    How accurate do you think the health app tracking your steps is? I've noticed mines going up while driving
     
  6. lelisa13p macrumors 68000

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    You don't happen to be Fred Flintstone?
     
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  8. ttmrn macrumors regular

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    u all can use the app called lark.

    it sort of figures out ur sleeping patterns (by not using ur iphone, i guess) and add it to the healthkit data.


    it doesnt run on the background, and it uses the M8 data. so no worries about battery drain :D
     
  9. andybno1 macrumors 68040

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  10. Ntombi macrumors 68040

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    Sleep Cycle alarm clock here too.

    Mine doesn't count anything but my actual steps. I'm not saying it's 100% accurate step for step, but I've never seen it count car rides added in or anything else.

    Nor does the stairs climbed count anything but when I actually climb steps myself (which I don't do if I have a choice, because of a health issue). I have a stair climber at home, and since launch day, it hasn't once erroneously counted flights of stairs.
     
  11. matthewadams macrumors regular

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    The downside is "Sleep Cycle" currently only writes the "total bed time" into HealthKit. Motion 24/7 is going one step further and subtracts the "awake phases" from the total bed time, making it the actual sleep time.
    However I found Sleep Cycle's sensor-algorithm a bit better... I hope they introduce this in an update.
     
  12. Geckotek macrumors G3

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    I've found Lark's sleep results to be wildly inaccurate. I usually have to look at my Misfit data and edit based on that.
     

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