Phantom exercise

JonnyBlaze

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So have never seen this before since I got my watch a month ago. I picked up my watch this morning, to find the exercise bar had been partially complete overnight. The watch was on charge, on the side cabinet, and didn’t get moved at all for sure as I was most definitely asleep. The stand up bars are correct in the picture, that’s when I woke up, but how could this phantom exercise have happened? Is there any way to alter the results? What do you think? There is no stand or move bars to match this.

Colour me puzzled!

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oeagleo

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I have had exercise, stand, and move bars increase while the watch was in a drawer when I was wearing my Garmin Fenix 5+, but I figured it might be some communication between the two. Either that, or the Poltergeist that lives in the house was playing with the watch...
 

CaptMarvel

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Could you have possibly had the watch on in your sleep with a heightened heart rate and then woke up in the middle of the night to charge it?
 

Mac'nCheese

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My watch tapped me today and told me to stand. I did not. A few minutes later, it said I met my stand goal. Crazy ass watch.
 

oeagleo

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My watch tapped me today and told me to stand. I did not. A few minutes later, it said I met my stand goal. Crazy ass watch.
Same here, for my last stand ring, it tapped me, as I was sitting watching the news. A couple moments later, I got the "You've completed all 3 rings" message, and I had only continued watching the news. I don't believe I even waved my hand, or moved my arm to make the watch think I had actually walked. Gotta watch that, I think.
 
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JonnyBlaze

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Could you have possibly had the watch on in your sleep with a heightened heart rate and then woke up in the middle of the night to charge it?
Err, well I guess... I could have done all that in my sleep, woken up and put on the watch and run around the house a bit, but, think at least my wife would have noticed and told me to stop being daft and get back to bed!! If I did, why didn’t it record a stand, or any move goal though.

My watch tapped me today and told me to stand. I did not. A few minutes later, it said I met my stand goal. Crazy ass watch.
I’ve had this while at my standing desk at work, been standing still for a while, watch taps me and says, time to stand up and move around! Guess it can’t really tell if you are standing or sitting if you are just being still.

I’m gonna go for a watch freak reading, and not a sign of some sleepwalking!
 
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oeagleo

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I think that the folks in Cupertino, or maybe the software writers have been into the "medical Marijuana", because as I said before, the thing will give me stand credit for watching a basketball game, and for the last couple days, or nights, rather, hasn't given me credit for standing when I get up at night to use the bathroom. It did before this last update, and this morning, I got up, did my thing in the bathroom, came downstairs, turned the coffee pot on, turned on the heater down another 5 or 6 stairs came back up, turned on two computers, and checked. Total time, around 10 minutes, but is there a stand bar for that time? No, so I start waving my arm like I'm getting ready for slo-pitch softball, and BAM, there it is.. Methinks the thing is high... It used to be pretty darn accurate at catching when I'm moving around, and when I'm not, but with the last update, it's gone bonkers.
 

rojocrandall

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So have never seen this before since I got my watch a month ago. I picked up my watch this morning, to find the exercise bar had been partially complete overnight. The watch was on charge, on the side cabinet, and didn’t get moved at all for sure as I was most definitely asleep. The stand up bars are correct in the picture, that’s when I woke up, but how could this phantom exercise have happened? Is there any way to alter the results? What do you think? There is no stand or move bars to match this.
Colour me puzzled!
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Someone else complained about "Ghost Steps" a couple weeks ago. Is there a chance those steps are from your
phone? Did you use your phone and walk around before you touched your watch?

The Health app logs steps from both the watch and the phone. Open the Health app on your phone, tap on Sources,
and at the very bottom is the list of devices that feed data to Health.

You may have two devices listed, your watch and your phone, and tapping on either of them, then Steps, will show
the number of steps and the exact time of the steps...tap that entry and you'll get even more details about that
step entry. A plethora of detail is there to determine exactly what device and and what time those steps occurred.

Please report back...
 

JonnyBlaze

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Someone else complained about "Ghost Steps" a couple weeks ago. Is there a chance those steps are from your
phone? Did you use your phone and walk around before you touched your watch?

The Health app logs steps from both the watch and the phone. Open the Health app on your phone, tap on Sources,
and at the very bottom is the list of devices that feed data to Health.

You may have two devices listed, your watch and your phone, and tapping on either of them, then Steps, will show
the number of steps and the exact time of the steps...tap that entry and you'll get even more details about that
step entry. A plethora of detail is there to determine exactly what device and and what time those steps occurred.

Please report back...
No chance, I was asleep until 6am when those stand bars start. Most definitely in the land of nod. I’ve had a look in the health app, and the exercise is recorded from my watch at 4am - see attached

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rojocrandall

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No chance, I was asleep until 6am when those stand bars start. Most definitely in the land of nod. I’ve had a look in the health app, and the exercise is recorded from my watch at 4am - see attached
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Interesting to say the least. 1 step per minute.
If you were up before 07:53, why only 1 step between then and 04:10?
Does this happen every night or is it sporadic?
I'm not an expert by any means, but since this seems to occur on a small number of watches, I wonder if it is
a calibration or defect with the built-in motion processor.
 

JonnyBlaze

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Interesting to say the least. 1 step per minute.
If you were up before 07:53, why only 1 step between then and 04:10?
Does this happen every night or is it sporadic?
I'm not an expert by any means, but since this seems to occur on a small number of watches, I wonder if it is
a calibration or defect with the built-in motion processor.
It has only happened that one day so far. Maybe I’ll get in touch with apple and see what they can tell me. Thanks for your thoughts.
 
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