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How Are Steps Recorded In the Apple Watch (edition 1)?

Measured by arm swing, actual foot step or GPS?
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Jo Hessinger

Comments: One Response to “How Are Steps Recorded In the Apple Watch (edition 1)?”

    2 years ago

    I believe it uses the accelerometer. This is the device inside that tracks acceleration in all directions. In other words, movement. When you make a movement that is similar to a physical step, it counts it as such. Probably a quick up-down with a swing.
    It can’t use GPS as the current models don’t have their own GPS. And they are capable of recording steps even if you leave your iPhone at home as you go for a walk.

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