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Do you think your iPhone step counter is correct?

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JumpToPutJeansOn Wed 15-Jul-20 19:37:44

I thought mine was far too high, but Google says it's more likely to underestimate it. Yesterday was 20k!

I do have 2 phones with the same Apple ID (DD using one as an ipod) and was wondering if it's managing to confuse itself and duplicate things?

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captainprincess Wed 15-Jul-20 19:47:39

Absolutely not accurate, mine massively underestimates how far I've walked!

ItchyScratch Wed 15-Jul-20 19:54:44

For 20k steps that’s about 8-10 miles of walking at least. Do you think you travelled that far?

worriedwellworrier Wed 15-Jul-20 19:55:53

I can do the same walk as my husband and our steps can be 2-3k different on our I phones!

betteliefsen Wed 15-Jul-20 19:56:49

No, it's not. It says I walked 153 steps today!

SimonJT Wed 15-Jul-20 19:56:50

Mine underestimates. I know this because as a very sad person on a walk to the park (about forty minutes) I counted my steps. My fitbit isn’t perfect but far more accurate.

NellWilsonsWhiteHair Wed 15-Jul-20 19:58:13

I’m not sure about the step-counter, but the associated distance tracker is way off. If I compare it with Strava, my iPhone will definitely tell me I’ve done 12-13 miles in a 10 mile run.

Thunderblunder Wed 15-Jul-20 20:00:38

During lockdown DH and me would go on walks together. Our iphones always said we did different amount of steps and distances.
One walk DH had both phones in his pockets. They couldn’t agree on the amount of steps he’d taken or the distance that he walked.
So no I don’t think any iphone step counter is correct.

JumpToPutJeansOn Wed 15-Jul-20 20:00:50

I ran 5k and definitely walked 10k. I haven't a clue where the other 5 came from.

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JumpToPutJeansOn Wed 15-Jul-20 20:02:16

Oh hang on, I'm confusing myself.

I ran 5k distance.

I walked 10k STEPS.

No wonder I never did well in Maths.

Looking at the hourly tracker though, there's definitely 4k steps at 6pm which I haven't a clue about.

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MaureenMLove Wed 15-Jul-20 20:08:28

I don't think the IPhone or the Fitbit for that matter can be that accurate tbh. The two don't match when I've been out for a walk and as for the Fitbit, according to that, I've been known to walk over 5,000 steps whilst sitting on the sofa crocheting! grin

thequeenofsandwich Wed 15-Jul-20 20:27:39

Same as NellWilson my iPhone usually adds at least another mile on to my run compared to my Garmin

Namechangex10000 Wed 15-Jul-20 20:37:16

I don’t understand how it could possibly have a clue unless it’s in your pocket or your hand? Mine reckons I climbed 4 flights on Monday and I’m fairly sure I sat on my arse all day!!!

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