My walk is 10% longer

Discussion in 'Apple Watch' started by anthonymoody, Oct 19, 2018.

  1. anthonymoody macrumors 68020

    anthonymoody

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    I’ve seen many threads and comments about the increased/inflated calorie counts with WatchOS 5.

    Well, today I went for a walk with my S4 and the walk I’ve done approximately 1000 times, and has been measured by iphone and S0 and S2 and S3 watches at 3.2 miles, today registered as 3.5 miles.

    Had my phone (X) and S4.

    I feel much better having walked 3.5 miles
     
  2. Ghost31 macrumors 68020

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    5.1 can’t come soon enough man. Apple watch’s fitness tracking was my favorite feature and I was always obsessive over my numbers and hitting them everyday. Seeing that they’re completely meaningless at this point totally sucks
     
  3. Jason Hensley macrumors 6502a

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    I go on the same walk every morning, and my S4 tracks the distance the exact same as my S3 on 4.X
     
  4. tl01 macrumors 68020

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    Have you tried recalibration the fitness calibration. That helped me to get mine back on the right measurements.
     
  5. anthonymoody thread starter macrumors 68020

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    You should use mine. You’ll go farther.

    Ooh. Please to remind how?
     
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    I'm a regular runner and haven't noticed any changes between my AW2 and the AW4. I just wish I ran faster.
     
  7. Jason Hensley macrumors 6502a

    Jason Hensley

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    Hahahaha, that was pretty funny.
     
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  9. tl01 macrumors 68020

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    Apple Watch app...then privacy...then reset fitness calibration.

    Originally with my series 4 I was meeting my move goal at halfway through the day...and then I reset it an all went back to normal . I had to go walking with my watch again first though. Hope it work for you!
     
  10. anthonymoody thread starter macrumors 68020

    anthonymoody

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    Maybe with the S5 you will run faster

    Thanks I’ll give it a go.
     
  11. OBirder macrumors 6502

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    ... and will be faster :)

    However seriously if anything the series 4 seems to be more accurate and consistent to me.
    My wife’s and my series 0 on the same walk had much more fluctuations between us and between days.
    With the series 4 the difference is much tighter.

    On the other side, we both see higher calorie burn at the same distance.

    As recommended you probably should recalibrate.
     
  12. anthonymoody thread starter macrumors 68020

    anthonymoody

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    Thanks for the reset tip. It worked. My 3.2 mile walk is again 3.2 miles. Now I wonder if the exaggerated calorie counts will come down as well...
     
  13. Ghost31 macrumors 68020

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    Did you reset your fitness data and then have to do anything else to calibrate it? That’s good news it’s fixed for you!
     
  14. anthonymoody thread starter macrumors 68020

    anthonymoody

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    I wasn't prompted to do anything else (in fact it was weirdly un-Apple like when I hit the Reset button; there was no clear feedback that it'd registered so I hit it a few times to make sure!)

    I just went for a walk with my phone and will continue to keep the phone with me for better calibration.
     
  15. kh3khalid macrumors regular

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    What about the crazy activity calorie counts? Are they back to being reasonable?
     
  16. Ghost31 macrumors 68020

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    I did what he did and it didn’t make a single bit of difference. Kind of disappointing. I was actually a little bit hopeful but I did it the day before yesterday and yesterday I burn the 3300 cal without doing anything. Still hoping 5.1 fixes it
     
  17. tl01 macrumors 68020

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    Mine did. That was why I originally tried it. It was fun to “burn” more calories but totally unrealistic.
     
  18. anthonymoody thread starter macrumors 68020

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    I never had crazy calorie burns, just the distance difference. My calories are a little (5%?) higher but I’ve been a little more active so tough to say.
     

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