Using Pedometer++ in Health?

Discussion in 'Apple Watch' started by korndawg, Jun 3, 2018.

  1. korndawg macrumors regular

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    Since summer is here I figured I’d make the effort to be more active and tracking steps/walks/runs with my S3 AW. I noticed when I used my push mower, my watch didn’t count any steps. So I installed Pedometer++ and that indeed did count my steps. So I came to the conclusion that the stock AW step counter is worthless. However, in Activity and Health, I can get those to only show the steps my AW shows. Can I force those apps to use the steps that are counted in Pedometer++? I have it as the primary data source but it’s still not using it. Thanks!
     
  2. JackieInCo Suspended

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    I don't think this is possible.

    I use the built in step counter and it works good for me. When I mow my lawn, it counts all the steps, plus I get about 23 minutes of exercise counted as well.

    I noticed that my pedometer++ app shows exactly what the built in step counter app will show and it gets it's step count from the built in app.
     
  3. matrix07, Jun 4, 2018
    Last edited: Jun 4, 2018

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    Just use Outdoor Walking when mowing & you won’t need anything else.
     
  4. korndawg thread starter macrumors regular

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    So I won't need to swing my arm when using it? This would be ideal!
     
  5. matrix07 macrumors 601

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    You don't. Outdoor Walking will use GPS to determine your distance, same as Outdoor Running and Biking. It'll calculate your steps from that.
    You'll even get a nice map on Activities but I'm not 100% sure on this. :)
     

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