1. theycallmejay's Avatar
    This may be a really stupid question with a simple fix in the settings but is there a way to change from kg to lbs in the new health app?

    I checked in settings and wasn't able to find any settings for he health app.

    Any help would be appreciated.

    Thanks
    09-10-2014 01:10 PM
  2. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    When I create a Medical ID, pounds is already listed when I enter my weight.
    09-10-2014 10:21 PM
  3. rstark18's Avatar
    Maybe this is controlled by region settings? Mine is lbs and I'm set on the U.S.
    09-11-2014 10:06 AM
  4. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    Maybe this is controlled by region settings? Mine is lbs and I'm set on the U.S.
    I was thinking the same thing...
    09-11-2014 10:12 AM
  5. theycallmejay's Avatar
    I'm in Canada and can't seem to change kg to lbs when I add a new data point for weight
    09-11-2014 01:56 PM
  6. iMoose's Avatar
    I'm in Canada and can't seem to change kg to lbs when I add a new data point for weight
    I think you need to move
    09-12-2014 05:52 AM
  7. Eden Armstrong's Avatar
    I'm in Canada too. I changed my location to the United States and that did the trick.
    09-18-2014 06:14 PM
  8. DenVan's Avatar
    I'm in Canada too. I changed my location to the United States and that did the trick.
    The problem is in Canada, most people use metric for distance, speed, food or liquid weights, etc. but prefer imperial weights for body weight and height. So I want to register my height and weight in feet and pounds, but track my food intake and workouts in grams and kilometers. Apple needs to fix this and add unit choices for each option or the app is useless to most Canadians - and others I'd imagine.
    10-06-2014 08:39 AM
  9. HankAZ's Avatar
    The problem is in Canada, most people use metric for distance, speed, food or liquid weights, etc. but prefer imperial weights for body weight and height. So I want to register my height and weight in feet and pounds, but track my food intake and workouts in grams and kilometers. Apple needs to fix this and add unit choices for each option or the app is useless to most Canadians - and others I'd imagine.
    eh?
    10-06-2014 09:38 AM
  10. Rolandh's Avatar
    It's set by region settings. I find it annoying as in the UK we use Metric for food weight, liquid volume & temperature but use Imperial for body weight, hight, traveling distance & speed meaning that my Health app is set to Metric yet I use Feet & Inches for my hight & Stone & Pounds for my weight which I can set in the Fitbit app, but in Health I have to us kg & cm. It's a shame that Apple doesn't allow hyhbrid Metric for people that use a combination of Metric & Imperial.

    Roland
    10-06-2014 03:11 PM
  11. 11080811's Avatar
    Changing region to US has other implications, such as changing the short date format. Apple should fix the Health app to provide flexibility.
    10-28-2014 03:26 PM
  12. KellBrown's Avatar
    The US should finally just switch to the metric system. It's just them, Burma and Liberia holding out for some unknown reason.
    10-28-2014 04:34 PM
  13. Addersmit's Avatar
    I had the same problem. I use the "weight tracker for healthkit" app to enter weight in pounds and keep other settings in metric.
    11-13-2014 02:10 AM
  14. kass0064's Avatar
    Go to the health app. on the bottom click health data. Click body measurements. Choose the measurement u want to change ie. Weight click kg and choose lbs ur watch should read it in lbs
    04-24-2015 07:13 PM
  15. birdman325's Avatar
    That's the answer! Thx
    06-22-2015 10:47 AM
  16. Stimpy1968's Avatar
    Many if not most countries use Imperial to different degrees. You can say the same thing about metric.
    03-30-2016 04:06 PM

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