1. Ringfinger's Avatar
    So, I just clocked on the Health app and now I see all this data for my as far as steps, miles walked, flights climmbed. Now, I never enabled this app to track me. I looked in provacy and it doesn't really show anything giving this app permission to do so.

    So, how does it know what I am doing and where I am going and what I am climbing? Is this somehow being done in the background and is this to assume that location services is constantly on or is it a vibration thing?

    What gives, this is freaky.
    04-26-2017 09:11 AM
  2. Tartarus's Avatar
    04-26-2017 09:14 AM
  3. JaggValor's Avatar
    It has a dedicated chip that tracks your movement and as far as I can remember, those data stays in there and apps don't have access to it unless you give it permission.

    Edit: Source added - https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Appl...n_coprocessors
    04-26-2017 09:21 AM
  4. Tartarus's Avatar
    Indeed, those are not location data, merely steps and stairs.
    04-26-2017 09:24 AM
  5. Ringfinger's Avatar
    Thanks. So anyone can recommend apps to fill some of that data in? Seems very rudimentary what it tracks without additional apps.
    04-26-2017 09:52 AM
  6. Tartarus's Avatar
    I'm using MyFitnessPal to log my food and it's nutrients and Runtastic to log my activities and workouts.
    04-26-2017 11:33 AM
  7. Ringfinger's Avatar
    I have runkeeper but am open to options. I can no longer log other workouts in it like cross fit or treadmill runs. I hate that ability being gone.
    04-26-2017 11:40 AM
  8. eyecrispy's Avatar
    I like Strava. But since getting the Apple Watch have been using the workout app.
    04-30-2017 09:07 AM

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