Step and distance counters way off

Discussion in 'Apple Watch' started by Lictor, Jun 8, 2015.


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

  1. Yes

    1 vote(s)
  2. No

    4 vote(s)
  1. Lictor macrumors 6502

    Sep 13, 2008
    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 ?
  2. malochico1 macrumors 6502

    Oct 4, 2012
    with my fitbit i averaged 12-13k steps a day, with my apple watch i average 5-6k a day. very annoying.
  3. Sir Ruben macrumors 68000

    Sir Ruben

    Jul 3, 2010
    Were there any rapid prolonged wrist movements at any point while you were at home?
  4. malochico1 macrumors 6502

    Oct 4, 2012
    haha what are you implying here?

  5. Newtons Apple macrumors Core

    Newtons Apple

    Mar 12, 2014
    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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