When walking around with the iPhone and not the Apple Watch the iPhone records steps. However when looking at the Apple Watch activity app the previously recorded steps are not shown there. Why is that?


The activity recorded on the Apple Watch is separate from the activity recorded on the iPhone. As such each is recorded as a separate source in health.app. Also only activity recorded on the Apple Watch is reflected in activity.app.

Source: @pbur - Apple Software Engineer


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    So there's NO integration between Health and Activity? – orome May 7 '15 at 23:14
  • @raxacoricofallapatorius There is. Measurements from the watch flow to the health app and measurements from the phone flow to the health app. Then only measurements where the source is the watch flow to the Activity app. – Steve Moser May 10 '15 at 22:30
  • So no flow of information from tracking on the phone to the Activity app (on Watch or iOS), right? – orome May 11 '15 at 17:50
  • @raxacoricofallapatorius correct – Steve Moser May 11 '15 at 17:51
  • Thanks. Just one more clarification: You say that all the flow (from both watch and phone) goes through the Health app first, and only then from the Health app to the Activity app (and only if they come from the Watch). Do I have that right? – orome May 11 '15 at 17:57

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