Stop activity tracking whist driving

Discussion in 'Apple Watch' started by bluetideUK, Jan 21, 2017.

  1. bluetideUK macrumors newbie

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    i purchased my Apple Watch (42 sg nike+)to help me track my activity. I'm having major issues. I drive for a living and The Watch records me as exercising walking and standing whilst I'm driving. Is there a way to stop it doing this?
     
  2. Julien, Jan 21, 2017
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    Julien macrumors G3

    Julien

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    You will probably need to remove it out it off while driving. Movement types can't be discriminated by an accelerometer and gyroscope.

    You could go to Privacy> Motion & Fitness> Fitness Tracking and toggle off. However you would have to remember to toggle back on to get tracking.
     
  3. bluetideUK thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I find it weird as I never had this issue with my Microsoft band. It was one of the main feature I bought my Apple Watch was activity tracking.
     
  4. CaptMarvel macrumors 65816

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    Well your arms are moving which is technically activity...

    Maybe it means you're an erratic driver??:eek:;) Just kidding. Maybe the only thing is to turn it off while driving and back on like mentioned above?
     
  5. maflynn Moderator

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    Its not limited to the AW, I had a fitbit that counted my steps while driving :eek:

    I was on a long trip, and partway through that trip, my fitbit buzzed me, stating that I reached my 10,000 steps :p
     
  6. Resqu2 macrumors 6502a

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    My crazy Fitbit counted 100 floors climbed while mowing my 2 acre yard, not real steep but an elevation change for sure. My AW has never done that.
     

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