iPhone 6 M8 / Health / Steps Accuracy

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  1. psneddon macrumors member

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    Hi,

    Is anyone else seeing inaccurate results with the reporting of Steps / Flights Climbed / Walking Distance with the iPhone 6?

    I always found the 5S to be pretty accurate with counting steps. I'm seeing the 6 count loads of steps when I'm driving, and also the Flights Climbed seems to record me doing down flights and completely miss me going up them.

    On another note, I noticed when I opened up the Health app that it was not capturing any data since I restored from back on Friday, however opening the app seems to have caused it to start recording the data now.

    Paul.
     
  2. Wayfarer macrumors 65816

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    Uh-oh! M8 better step up, or this could be the beginning of Steps-gate, and the downfall of Apple as we know it :rolleyes:
     
  3. jeffm5690 macrumors regular

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    I am not getting anything at all and I have motion calibration enabled...

    Any suggestions?
     
  4. psneddon thread starter macrumors member

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    Did you also restore from backup like me? The only other thing I did after I noticed it was not recording data was to delete all the old (pre-backup) data points for the steps and distance metrics. Then I restarted the phone and a few minutes later I noticed it was recording the data again for the first time since Friday.
     
  5. heeloliver macrumors 6502a

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    My steps seem somewhat accurate but my flights climbed are really off. I climb nearly 50 flights per day and it's recording 5 at most.
     
  6. MuGeN PoWeR macrumors 68020

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  7. WilliamG macrumors 604

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    That's because it doesn't have a barometer.
     
  8. ghsNick macrumors 68020

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  10. Stayfly2407 macrumors 6502

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    Set mine up and it's working great!
     

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  11. Snot Rox macrumors 6502

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    My 6 is having trouble reporting the amount of steps climbed
     
  12. Krayzkat macrumors member

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    Yeah I worked it out lol

    How does the sleep analytics work? Need to leave phone on mattress while asleep?
     
  13. Stayfly2407 macrumors 6502

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    Yea. I use this app for sleep analytics
    MotionX 24/7: Sleeptracker, Sleep Cycle Alarm, Snore, Apnea, Heart Rate Monitor, Weight Loss, Activity Tracker by MotionX™ https://appsto.re/us/0pTgE.i

    It even records snoring if you set it too. Other than that it'll detect your motion in your sleep, and has a detailed layout from the app. And pushes the info to the ios8 Health app.
     

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  14. tekchic macrumors 65816

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    I just started using this app last night! I like it so far. I'm a little paranoid about having it under my pillow and accidentally "oopsing" it onto the carpet while sleeping though, but we'll see. Maybe I'll get used to it.

    I was surprised at how accurate it was as well. 94% "sleep efficiency" last night -- I'm curious to see how that varies w/a rough night's sleep vs a good night.
     
  15. Stayfly2407 macrumors 6502

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    Yea if it does happen shouldn't be to bad. I have a gel case on it and carpet in my bedroom. Haven't had any falls yet leaving my phone beside me for the app to work.
     
  16. Curryb244 macrumors newbie

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    how did you get sleep to work? I cant figure it out
     
  17. MuGeN PoWeR macrumors 68020

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    lol yeah i figured it out hahah! thanks for your input though.
     
  18. Stayfly2407 macrumors 6502

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    Have you downloaded that app yet?
     
  19. Curryb244 macrumors newbie

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    MotionX? no Im about to will it just link automatically?
     
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    Stayfly2407 macrumors 6502

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    Yea, first u gotta go to the health app and Turn on show on dashboard

    Then hit record before you go to bed on the motion app
     
  21. jrhop macrumors newbie

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    I have an iPhone 5S with iOS 8.0.2, I have found the steps recording is fairly accurate, however it is incredibly easy to trick it, or for it think you are walking.

    If you lift the phone up and down repeatedly it records it as a step, try it out yourself!
     
  22. NJbuilder macrumors member

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    No idea if my steps are right. I know I walk a lot everyday.
     
  23. Newtons Apple Suspended

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    No kidding. It is just a simple accelarometer with some software running it.
     
  24. flashflooder macrumors regular

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    I'm a little disappointed by the inaccuracy of the M8 chip.
     
  25. MarkNS macrumors newbie

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    I have a 5s and my wife has a 6. We get wildly different results in steps and distance when we walk together. Oddly, it records far fewer steps for her and she's 5'1" while I'm 5'11". Obviously her pace is much shorter than one. Flights of stairs climbed aren't recieded for either of us.
     

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