Walk 100 steps, what does your pedometer say?

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  1. samiznaetekto macrumors 65816

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    It would be interesting to learn how accurate pedometers in our "smart" devices are. Do they pat on our shoulders when they think we met the goal of X steps while you actually made half of it? Let's find out.

    I'll test my iPhone 5 later, but I just tested my Gear S and it was 100% accurate - 100 steps.

    Your turn! It's fun and takes just a minute.
     
  2. countmacula macrumors newbie

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    My wrist pedometer doesn't remove the inactivity bar until I have done 200 steps. So I can be puttering around the house and doing things, and it will still think I'm a couch potato. Harsh.

    I like the Polar Loop, which if you're in "fat-burning" mode, just displays the word FAT in large red LED capitals on your wrist for the world to see.

    100-step test: Mine so appallingly overcounts I'd rather not name the brand.
     
  3. PNutts macrumors 601

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    I found that Fitbit was dead on but the iPhone 5s would periodically not count any steps at all until I restarted it or only count partial steps for the day. Because of that experience I haven't bothered with the 6 yet but should take a look.
     
  4. nj1266 macrumors 6502a

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    This is similar to my experience with my Fitbit and the iPhone 6 M8 sensor. The iPhone 6 underestimates my steps by a wide margin even when I adjust to not carrying my phone. I do not know which one is accurate anymore.
     
  5. McCool71 macrumors 6502a

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    I have tried this several times with my Samsung Gear Fit, and the most I have gotten have been 102 and the least 99.

    Pretty accurate I would say - not bad at all for a device that is worn on your wrist.
     
  6. terraphantm macrumors 68040

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    Odd, my iPhone seems to read a lot higher than my fitbit. Except for flights climbed; the iPhone 6 really short changes me there
     
  7. itsmemuffins macrumors 68030

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    I had a good laugh, thank you.

    I've never used anything for this but the 5s has the ability to keep track doesn't it?
     
  9. jim.hickman.777 macrumors regular

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    I'm too ill to try anything like that I'm limited to the 50 ft oxygen tubing length as far as walking
     
  10. Zxxv macrumors 68040

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    weight loss imminent keep walking... don't stop at macdonalds to use apple pay
     
  11. itsmemuffins macrumors 68030

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    Ha. :D

    Yeah the 5s has the M7 co processors. You just need to download an app to read it.
     
  12. Zxxv macrumors 68040

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    health kit works with m7 no app needed. Not anymore.
     
  13. itsmemuffins macrumors 68030

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    Does the health kit app display your steps without needing another app?
     
  14. Zxxv macrumors 68040

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    mine did before I upgraded to iphone 6
     
  15. aham23 macrumors regular

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    M8 meaning iP6 and iP6+ always count steps and report it to Health App. You can also allow other apps to provide step data to HA and give that data priority.
     

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