Step Counting Apple Watch vs iPhone

Discussion in 'Apple Watch' started by omro, Jun 18, 2015.

  1. omro macrumors regular

    Sep 30, 2010

    I was just looking at the Health App on my iPhone and it was showing the number of steps that I'd walked so far. I then looked at the granular data points.

    There was more than one where at exactly the same time, the Apple Watch and iPhone reported steps and both times the step count was different.

    Total wise, my Apple Watch says I've taken 1117 steps so far today and the iPhone thinks I've taken 1416 steps.

    So my questions are:

    What number does the Health App use?

    Is it an average of the two datapoints when added at the same time or does one device have precedence?
  2. brianbrooke21 macrumors newbie

    May 22, 2015
    It takes them from one or the other. If you are in the Steps screen and look in share data it has the priority list. I believe that when you add the watch it defaults to the highest priority.

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