iPod Touch 6th - floors climbed not appearing in health app

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  1. honglong1976 macrumors 6502a

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    Anyone with a new iPod Touch notice no floor climbed appear in the health app?

    or is it an iOS8 thing? Has anything tried with iOS9?

    Thanks in advance.
     
  2. kfury77 macrumors regular

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    The iPod touch 6th gen doesn't have a barometer so can't track floor climbing as it can't calculate the air pressure change.
     
  3. honglong1976 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    According to various sources the M8 features a barometer (which is used to count floors)

    M8 coprocessor. Technology that moves you forward.
    When you’re in motion, the M8 motion coprocessor continuously measures data from the accelerometer, compass, gyroscope, and a new barometer. This offloads work from the A8 chip for improved power efficiency. And now those sensors do even more, measuring your steps, distance, and elevation changes
     
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    The barometer is a separate component and not part of the M8 chip itself. They didn't include that in the Touch. :(
     
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    I'm using iOS9 and it mostly works. The portrait-to-landscape screen rotation and parallax effect aren't working, and there are some weird problems with audiobooks. Haven't noticed problems with health apps.
     
  7. honglong1976 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    DUCKofD3ATH - Thanks. Is it counting floors via the health app?
     
  8. greensalad macrumors regular

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    Does the iPod track steps away from wifi?

    I'm not entirely sure how the M8 works.
     
  9. honglong1976 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Yes it does. It's just a chip that counts steps in the background.
     
  10. lsquare macrumors 6502

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    That's really disappointing to know! I wonder why they didn't bother to add a barometer?
     
  11. Aston441 macrumors 6502a

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    More than barometer, I wish it had GPS. The chip would have cost all of five dollars and made this thing 100% more useful.
     
  12. honglong1976 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    It does work quite well with Moves. I cycle to work and it was pretty accurate considering no GPS. Picked up the times/distance I cycled and moments I walked. So the M8 is definitely holding cycling info.
     

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