What fitness data can / can't the watch collect without the phone

Discussion in 'Apple Watch' started by SvK, Apr 26, 2015.

  1. SvK macrumors 6502

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    hi,

    What fitness data can / can't the watch collect without the phone in your pocket during a workout?

    Ps: I'm hoping that ALL fitness data: distance / steps / stairs / heart rate, can be collected during my workouts, and off loaded to my phone after I'm done, but I don't think that is the case.


    Thanks in advance.

    Best,
    SvK
     
  2. SvK thread starter macrumors 6502

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  4. IMaMACnow macrumors newbie

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    Apparently it collects the data but won't show you it with or without the phone. It gives you total work out time. That's it. It's actually really awful. The Microsoft band data graphs out your work out intensity minute-by-minute with heart rate, speed, elevation. The apple watch uses heart beat to calculate how many calories you burn- which i could care less about since the app doesn't record calories consumed.
     
  5. IMaMACnow macrumors newbie

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    by contrast here is the ms band on a run -
     

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  6. IMaMACnow macrumors newbie

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    More from same run
     

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  7. IMaMACnow macrumors newbie

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    And this is what apple watch will show you.
     

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  8. IMaMACnow macrumors newbie

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    Furthermore. The apple watch lumps all same name work outs into one large work out. Not helpful if you run/work out more than once a day. Unless the few categories it provides is all you do (I run, do yoga, group fitness classes and then lift weights.. Run has a category but the others are all- well, "other").

    Some comparison shots how apple presents are below
     
  9. IMaMACnow macrumors newbie

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    My group fitness class + yoga. Lumped together
     

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  10. IMaMACnow macrumors newbie

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    And how it looks on the health app. (It's the dash)
     

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  11. IMaMACnow macrumors newbie

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    Now compared to the band. This is yoga
     

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  12. IMaMACnow macrumors newbie

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    This is the fitness class (mostly weights/steps/abs)
     

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  13. IMaMACnow macrumors newbie

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    And here's how Microsoft presents my info (and I will say it. It says SLEEP)
     

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  14. imaginex20 macrumors 65816

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    I'm sure Apple will add more features in the near future.
     
  15. IMaMACnow macrumors newbie

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    Apple has to step up its "A" game with the health software.
     
  16. SvK thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Thanks for taking the time to help me out here.
     
  17. nj1266 macrumors 6502a

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    Is there a step tracker inside the Apple watch, or does the phone relay the step information to the watch? Do I have to carry the iPhone with me to track my steps on the watch, or does the watch track steps independently of the iPhone?
     

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