Putting apple watch in pocket - track calories?

Discussion in 'Apple Watch' started by ark1g09, May 24, 2015.

  1. ark1g09 macrumors newbie

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    I love my SS apple watch, but there are times when I need to wear my mechanicals. However, I want to constantly have my fitness data. So far, every time I have worn my mechanical I have just strapped on the apple watch upside down on my right wrist.

    The question I have is, If i just put the apple watch head in my pocket, will it track my calories and movements? I understand it wont track my heartbeat.

    Thanks
     
  2. Newtons Apple macrumors G5

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    It should track your steps just the same. Calories might also b figured on heart rate so not so sure that would be accurate.
     
  3. Julien macrumors G3

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    I think it may need to be on 'wrist' activated?
     
  4. Newtons Apple macrumors G5

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    Thought you could turn that off:rolleyes:
     
  5. Julien macrumors G3

    Julien

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    Even if you turn the Passcode off it still knows if it's on your wrist or not.
     
  6. fischersd macrumors 68040

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    Get a bigger band and put it around one of your ankles? :)
     
  7. Mac 128 macrumors 601

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    Get an even bigger band and wear it around your neck or chest.
     
  8. bjdraw macrumors 6502a

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    I went for a bike ride on Sunday and put the watch in my backpack. Was surprised to find it thought I was exercising for 35 of the 65 minutes. I assume it picked it up from my HR strap I wear on my wrist while I ride, via HealthKit. It would be nice if the manually entered workouts in the Health app would fill the exercise ring.
     
  9. stoomc macrumors regular

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    I dont think the activity/ workout uses the HR monitor as much as some members here are inclined to believe.

    I think it uses the GPS (from the iPhone) and the HR monitor very sparingly.
    I believe it uses the accelerometer and gyroscope more than anything.
    One way to double check is to turn off the heart rate sensor and checking exactly what is and what isnt updated.
     

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