Move app alternative?

Discussion in 'Apple Watch' started by jclardy, Dec 3, 2015.

  1. jclardy macrumors 68040

    jclardy

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    I've owned the Apple Watch since day one, and the move app is mostly great. But there is one thing about it that completely annoys me - it only includes data recorded while the watch is worn. It is the primary reason that I keep my Apple Watch on in the first place.

    My question is - is there a replacement pedometer style app, with a decent complication, that can replace the move app? What I mean is that it will track health data (steps primarily, but also excercise) and show it in a complication form on my watch face.

    My reason for wanting to switch is because the Move app only takes data from the apple watch. My phone counts steps when I don't have the watch on, but that data sits dormant in the health app. What I want is essentially the Move app, but with the ability to automatically import my other health data.

    The main thing I hate about using the move app is that I have a streak going, then one day forget to charge my watch overnight then that streak is over even if I walk 20k steps that day with my phone. Just seems dumb when the watch knows when it is on your wrist and the phone is always connected.
     
  2. Armen macrumors 604

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    Apple is not giving 3rd party developers access to the heart rate sensor and other health data currently as far I know. You will have to wait until they open that up in a future update.
     
  3. exxxviii macrumors 65816

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    And it seems that the activity data can only move in one direction-- from the watch to the phone. There does not seem to be a data path yet from the phone to the watch.
     
  4. batting1000 macrumors 604

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    Yes they are. Off the top of my head, Runkeeper and Strava can get your heart rate.
     
  5. michaelb5000 macrumors newbie

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    I just installed Pedometer++ yesterday when it came out with a new update, to get the step complication. It says it requires a 5s or better, but it installed and may be working on my iPhone 5. It does show steps on the watch, in both large and small complications (which uses an activity ring type of display for the steps), and seems to update the data shown at least periodically. Anyway, in the long discussion of the new version, the main focus is that it can track steps independently on both the iPhone and the watch.
     
  6. Armen macrumors 604

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    Alright, I stand corrected.
     
  7. convergent macrumors 68000

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    This looked pretty good and simple... tried it today and haven't gotten it to load once on the watch. Will try unloading and reloading. If still no go, its history for me.
     
  8. convergent macrumors 68000

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    With Watch OS 2.1, it's Pedometer++ works fine now.
     
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