How to count the number of steps taken in the Apple Watch?

How to count the number of steps taken in the Apple Watch?

The iWatch developers have provided the option of tracking daily activity for those people who monitor their health and lead an active lifestyle. That is not difficult, you just need to have a built-in application to count the steps taken in your Apple Watch.

Counting the steps

The smart watch along with the iPhone are equipped with the Active Calories fitness app. This fitness tracker helps you estimate the calorie expenditure during sport activities. Moreover, the program allows you to measure the following indicators:

  • pulse and heart rate;
  • pace;
  • distance;
  • blood pressure;
  • number of steps;
  • movement speed.

How to count the number of steps in iWatch?
Photo: How to count the number of steps in iWatch?
In addition to collecting data, an iWatch owner will be able to:

  • see the progress;
  • set goals for the day;
  • get detailed information about daily activities.

Getting started with a smart pedometer

To start working with the program, you have to connect the Apple Watch to the iPhone. The fitness assistant functions will be active when ‘i' mark appears on the device. When the connection is established, you can count the number of steps in iWatch. To do this you have to:

  • click on the head selecting the «Activity» icon;
  • or use the watch face with the «Activity» mini-widget.

Built-in iWatch pedometer
Built-in iWatch pedometer
The user sees the information concerning the distance covered in the form of rings. The ring, counting how many active calories were burned and human steps were taken, is called ‘Activity'. Their number is displayed in the form of a red bar, which will be filled during the day depending on the goal set.

If you want to see the hourly statistics, movement dynamics, smart pedometer for Apple Watch will show it with swipes left and right in the ‘Detailed activity' section.

Smart Pedometer - Apple Watch App
Photo: Smart Pedometer — Apple Watch App

Other ways to count your steps

Despite the fact that the smart watch has a built-in pedometer, some users prefer to use other programs, which are many. The following applications are most commonly referred to:

  • «Pedometer++» — it displays the distance covered. Its great advantage is battery charge saving;
  • «Pacer — Pedometer plus» — it monitors the periods of sport activities and energy consumption;
  • «Stepz» is another rather simple program that takes into account all movements when running, speed walking and usual walking, it’s very charge-saving as the first application.

App for counting steps taken in Apple Watch

As you can see, there are lots of options for tracking the distances covered — from the built-in pedometer in the Apple Watch to third-party applications that users could like even before purchasing a gadget. Therefore, fans of a healthy lifestyle can be happy — their every step and calories burned will be counted.

Advisor to appleiwatch.name, co-author of articles. Has been working with Apple products for over 10 years.

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Comments: 4
  1. Juliya

    I am not very well with all of those modern things. My friend presented Apple iWatch to me. Smart watch counts the number of steps and calories burned and lot of other things. And even reminds me if I rest too long. It’s a bit fun to be by control of the gadget on my wrist. This devise was to be my personal trainer)) So I’ve started setting and achieving of goals. By the way walk with the pram is the physical training too.

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  3. Adelina

    I recently purchased an applewatch, and I’ve been wanting them for a long time. I like the watch both for its appearance and functionality. Keeping track of the steps taken during the day and counting calories is very cool for me, because I try to keep track of the state of my body. I went to this site to find out a little more about it, and found some cool apps and tips. Thanks to developers!

  4. Lisa Kim

    I am not a sportsperson, but recently I have started getting in shape. And I started to use a smart pedometer. It took not very long time to realize how to use it. Now I have been using this app for 1 month. I could definitely say that this app is a good helper for people who are going to get fit. I can count my calories, measure steps. When I see that I haven’t got enough steps I go outside and run around the house. ;-)

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