Step and distance counters way off

Is the step/distance counter reliable on your Apple Watch ?

  • Yes

    Votes: 1 20.0%
  • No

    Votes: 4 80.0%

  • Total voters
    5

Lictor

macrumors 6502
Original poster
Sep 13, 2008
383
21
The activity counter on my watch is way off. For now, I only use it for walking. But today, it reported 9699 steps and 8,28km while I mostly stayed at home and maybe walked 1km. I don't understand how the watch can be off by so much, especially considering I always have my phone in my backpack, so the watch has access to GPS...
Anyway had similar troubles ? And how did you solve it ?
 

malochico1

macrumors 6502
Oct 4, 2012
253
26
with my fitbit i averaged 12-13k steps a day, with my apple watch i average 5-6k a day. very annoying.
 

Newtons Apple

Suspended
Mar 12, 2014
22,759
15,220
Jacksonville, Florida
I am afraid my Fitbit Surge is way more accurate and is the "gold" standard for me. My AW was so inconsistent it became a joke. Apple has much work to do before I will but another AW.
 
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