General How can I change the imperial system to metric in the health app ?

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  1. FatPuppy macrumors 68000

    FatPuppy

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    In the health app I want to use the metric system, can I do that?
     
  2. Grayburn macrumors 68000

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    Pretty sure the only way to do that is to change your region.

    I wanted Miles instead of Km so i changed from the UK to USA which worked but have since past caring and have now changed back.
     
  3. Zxxv Suspended

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    Its annoying how no one at apple gives a **** about this. In UK we use miles not km :mad:
     
  4. savagewatts macrumors regular

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    I've been waiting for an update for that too. Unfortunately the region change is the only way right now.
     
  5. FatPuppy thread starter macrumors 68000

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    I don't know, I am used to the US format of the date and other stuff. I guess I have to learn how to convert :rolleyes:
     
  6. Zxxv Suspended

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    rough estimate is to half it then add 1

    example 14km = 7 + 1 = 8 miles

    it kinda goes to pot and drifts out on bigger numbers though, and on smaller than 5 but its a ball park figure
     
  7. Julien macrumors G3

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    Or better just yet push the Home button and hold, then say "What is 14 kilometers per hour in miles per hour".:eek:
     
  8. Zxxv Suspended

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    takes longer than just looking and doing the math in your head at a glance. was just trying to help
     
  9. Vundu macrumors 65816

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    The health app is a total mess. It forgets what I have added to the dashboard at random and losses data altogether.
     
  10. Fzang macrumors 65816

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    It doesn't take a genius to just convert by a factor 1.6 either. :rolleyes: I suspect most people should know this by 5th grade. :p

    With that said, I'd still be pretty annoyed with having miles showing instead of metric units in my health app.
     
  11. FatPuppy thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Agree, I don't know why some countries complicate using the imperial system.
     
  12. venividivigor macrumors 6502

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    In 8.2 you can change The metrics in the health app
     
  13. Beards macrumors 6502a

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    Well I hope they also included the ability to have a mix.
    The UK uses both.... Centigrade for temp and Miles for distance.
     

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