Step Counter

iPhone Step-Tracking Inaccurate vs Pedometers: UBC Study

According to a recent study by the University of British Columbia, the iPhone’s built-in pedometer missed about 1,340 steps during a user’s typical day when compared to a dedicated wrist-worn accelerometer. “In order to make accurate conclusions, we as researchers need to know that the data is actually representative of real behaviour,” said Mark Duncan, the study’s lead...

Apple Watch Step and Distance Tracking Accuracy Put to the Test [VIDEO]

To find out how Apple Watch’s step counter and distance tracking accuracy stacks up against the competition, the folks over at CNET have performed a test based on specially designed methodology that reduces variables like device calibration as much as possible. They wore each activity tracker / smartwatch on the left wrist and walked for a mile...