Step counting app

Discussion in 'Apple Watch Apps' started by marcmarcdv45, May 25, 2017.

  1. marcmarcdv45 macrumors member

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    hi all,

    Does anyone know of any good step count apps that update every time I make a step? So I can see how many step I've taken straight away?

    Can't seem to find any?
     
  2. Stefan johansson macrumors 65816

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    Uhhmmhh...runkeeper,Walkmeter,and about a dozen other fitness apps can do that.
     
  3. JackieInCo macrumors 601

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  4. zokstar macrumors member

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    Whats wrong with the stock app? It cant do this?
     
  5. Breezygirl macrumors 6502

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    I don't believe any of them are truly live, I looked into it a little while ago.
     
  6. CobraPA macrumors 6502a

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    Apple limits updates on all complications to about every 10-20 minutes. So at least to date, there are none that update live on the watch face. This is a battery saving feature, it seems. If you wanted to run a workout with a dedicated app, then you could see steps update while the workout was running.
     
  7. AndyK macrumors 65816

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  8. wytwolf macrumors regular

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    I Have Pedometer++ but find it is always different then what is listed in the health app. Often is off by a few hundred steps a day.
     
  9. CobraPA macrumors 6502a

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    You can look at the actual data in the health app. Apple will combine iPhone and Apple Watch data, attempting to ignore steps with the same time stamps, but counting both devices when they differ.

    I have not tested Pedometer++ to compare how it handles combining (or not) steps from multiple devices, but I don't think it is currently possible for developers to use the same routine that Apple uses in the Health app. (At least it was not a while ago when I investigated this.)
     
  10. marcmarcdv45 thread starter macrumors member

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    Do you get step counts on your watch and on your fone? As mind never are the same? Until I go into the app? Why that?
     
  11. AndyK macrumors 65816

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    You should read David Smith's blog where he explains how Pedometer++ actually does a better job than the health app.
     

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