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asked Why does iTunes fail to sync my iPhone?
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comment Why doesn't the Apple Watch activity app count the activity recorded on the iPhone?
Actually, it appears even worse than that: If I put a third-party app (like Cyclometer) first in the list of datasources in Heath (the only way to get its results in Health at all) it blocks data from the Watch, even when the third-party app is off. So if I run but don't don't use the third-party app to log it, Heath does not capture any of the data from the activity. Incredible.
May
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comment Why doesn't the Apple Watch activity app count the activity recorded on the iPhone?
So does this mean that an app (say Cyclemeter) that has a Watch UI and appears to be recording data that is available to the Activity app is in fact not doing so (since in that case the Watch is not the source)? That seems to me what is going on (for example I get notifications to stand in the middle of 30mph sprints!); but if it's true it means that none of the third party fitness apps integrate in any way with Activity!
May
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accepted Why does Apple Watch keep installing apps I didn't ask it to?
May
22
revised Why does Apple Watch keep installing apps I didn't ask it to?
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May
22
comment Why does Apple Watch keep installing apps I didn't ask it to?
Yes, the whole thing seems to be pretty much in beta still.
May
21
revised How do I get my iOS calendar to sync automatically?
Formatting.
May
21
asked How do I get my iOS calendar to sync automatically?
May
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revised Why does Apple Watch keep installing apps I didn't ask it to?
Add image.
May
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comment Why does Apple Watch keep installing apps I didn't ask it to?
@bmike: I've experimented with this a bit more and see no pattern. Some apps install on the watch whenever they update, some don't seem to. All seem to install when they first acquire watch features (not really want anyone wants, I imagine). Some won't uninstall when asked to. And oddly, some that install automatically don't show the install setting as enabled. I expect this will all get fixed in an update.
May
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accepted Does the Apple Watch really identify “you”?
May
12
comment What do I need to do to get my Apple Watch apps to launch quickly?
"Developers need to go out and ride their bikes and crash, skin their knees, crash some more before they know how to actually ride that new bike." That sounds right. Citymapper, for example, which was just updated, now launches in about 2 seconds (so, actually faster that I can "draw" and launch).
May
12
revised Which data sources are most accurate for measuring steps and walking distance?
Clarify goals a bit more and nature of accuracy sought.
May
12
comment Which data sources are most accurate for measuring steps and walking distance?
@bmike: Yes, the example is arbitrary. It could be the opposite or something entirely different. My point is that such an answer is not unknowable to humanity, is helpful, is easy to express, and directly responds to the question as stated. All these arbitrary hurdles seem weirdly contrived.
May
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comment Which data sources are most accurate for measuring steps and walking distance?
@bmike: Accuracy is the correspondence between actual values (here, actual steps taken and actual distance traveled) and reported or measured values. This of course may vary for different activities (the list of likely candidates isn't long), so an answer might distinguish among these. So, for example, an answer might be "all report the same fairly accurate values (+/- 10%) for walking and running; but for housework or chores, the watch is much more accurate".
May
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11
asked Which data sources are most accurate for measuring steps and walking distance?
May
11
reviewed Approve Restore back up icloud to mac
May
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asked Does the Apple Watch really identify “you”?
May
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comment What are “Active Calories”?
No it is the question. The question isn't about (generally defined) active calories, it's about (Apple's) "Active Calories".