In Health, what constitutes a "flight climbed"?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by zorinlynx, Sep 26, 2014.

  1. zorinlynx macrumors 603


    May 31, 2007
    Florida, USA
    How many feet is a "flight" according to the iPhone 6 Health app?

    I'm just trying to convert that into a useful number. For example, a typical apartment complex might have 10 foot flights of stairs, but the library on campus has 15 foot flights.

    Has anyone measured this or tried to figure it out? I suppose I could use this, and the Altimeter test xcode project I found, and calculate it, but I'm lazy. :)
  2. troop231 macrumors 603

    Jan 20, 2010
    From here:

    "Though codes vary, a good rule of thumb is that stairs must not be continuous for more than 12 vertical feet. At 12 feet, a landing must be introduced.

    With typical riser heights of 7"3/4 you typically see 16-18 "steps" in a flight of stairs.

    Anything beyond that is not code complaint."
  3. IrishVixen macrumors 68020


    Jun 20, 2010
    Fitbit's trackers count around a 10 foot increase in elevation as a flight. (Walking the hill closest to my house adds 9 flights to my total, running up the stairs here at home counts as one flight.) I'd think Apple's works in a similar way.

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