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stefp

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Is anyone else finding that the exercise tracker is more sensitive than before? I'm getting full minutes for doing my stair exercises now. Before I was lucky if I got one minute.
 

stefp

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Thanks for the responses but I'm in no doubt that my exercise circle is moving more than it did before the update (which I didn't make clear in my original question). I'll keep an eye on how things work out in the next few days.
 

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I just saw the same thing. I take the stairs every day to my office (3 flights), and I usually get 1 minute toward exercise. Ever since watchOS 2, I've been getting 5 minutes.
 

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You are absolutely correct. Apple modified their algorithm for calculating exercise towards the 30 minute daily goal. It is definitely more accurate now and comparable to "active minutes" on a Fitbit device.
 

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You are absolutely correct. Apple modified their algorithm for calculating exercise towards the 30 minute daily goal. It is definitely more accurate now and comparable to "active minutes" on a Fitbit device.

It does seem to work better for me now than in the beta. It was a struggle for this old timer to complete that circle before the official release, now, not so much.
 

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You are absolutely correct. Apple modified their algorithm for calculating exercise towards the 30 minute daily goal. It is definitely more accurate now and comparable to "active minutes" on a Fitbit device.

I worked out yesterday and it showed that I used more calories than before the upgrade.I will have to see how it performs on the treadmill workout that I do. The heart rate monitor was very erratic and would seem to stop working for a while. Bike and elliptical are right on.