Is there a steps app that just uses the Apple Watch only and not iPhone?

Discussion in 'Apple Watch Apps' started by chillip, Sep 13, 2016.

  1. chillip macrumors 6502

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    As title, thanks.
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    I realise the activity app shows steps but I wasn't a dedicated app with a complication. Thanks
     
  2. redrog macrumors 6502

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    I don't understand why Apple relegate step counting to the bottom of the screen in favour of their active calories calculation. Counting steps is an easier target for most people to get their head around than active calories.

    An out of the box steps complication at the very least is needed.
     
  3. dsh3 macrumors 6502

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    Why not use the Activity app on the Watch? There you can see your daily steps.

    Also, the Watch counts the steps without you having to carry the phone with you at all time. When they are within range, they automatically sync.
     
  4. nwlondonlad macrumors 6502a

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    Because it takes to many "steps" to get to relevant screen. At the very least there should be a complication just for steps. Instead we get exercise, stand and move none of which I'm interested in.
     
  5. ohio.emt macrumors 6502a

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    I know the UA Record app can use the phone, watch or both. You can also set it to which one you want it to take priority over the others. It has a complication, the larger one shows steps, exercise, and sleep.
     
  6. dsh3 macrumors 6502

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    I just found out Pedometer++ has a complication for showing steps. Will this do?
     
  7. redrog macrumors 6502

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    Yes, this kind of works. The steps aren't exactly the same as shown in the activity app - I think it is combining watch steps somehow with phone steps activity, but it's a decent approximation and maybe more accurate, who can tell. Thanks.
     
  8. nwlondonlad macrumors 6502a

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    Yeah this is a major improvement if you add it the app to your dock. It almost counts steps in real time and probably the closest thing you will get to a complication for updates.
     
  9. Eitel macrumors regular

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    Too many steps? I just click on the activity icon and scroll all the way down. There's a step count there.
     
  10. nwlondonlad macrumors 6502a

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    you have to click on the app and go into it to see the steps, there is no complication just to see only steps. Pedometer++ has this as a complication so now if at anytime i want to see my current steps i just flick my wrist. No need to even tap. Simples!
     
  11. LouisLoh macrumors regular

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    Does anyone know what complication is that on the left that shows what seems like steps?
     
  12. dsh3 macrumors 6502

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    It is Pedometer++.
     
  13. LouisLoh macrumors regular

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    Is it just me or is Pedometer++ over-counting my steps? It's consistently 1-1.5k higher than my Activity or Health app numbers.
     
  14. Sital macrumors 68000

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    Pedometer++ seems to match the Health app numbers pretty closely for me. My issue is that a few days ago P++ uninstalled itself from my watch and I can't get it to reinstall now.
     
  15. LouisLoh macrumors regular

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    Can I trouble you to post your iPhone's Health and Pedometer++ apps' settings?
     
  16. Sital macrumors 68000

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    In Pedometer++ I have Merge Apple Watch Data and Automatic Distance Estimation toggled on. In the Health app, everything is toggled on for Pedometer++.
     
  17. jcmoney10 macrumors member

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    When I first got my Apple Watch, I spent weeks searching for an app that accurately counted my steps to what the watch itself counted. I tried a bunch of different apps, but the best option I found was an app called HealthDash. This app both has a complication and accurately counts steps according to what is on your apple watch (The fitness section that others have pointed out). It doesn't count in real time like a Fitbit, but with the new update it updates a lot quicker than before.
     

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