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Sunday, 10 December 2017

Your iPhone is miscounting the steps you take daily



In recent years, Apple has devoted an important part of its resources to initiate different projects related to health. Like other big technology companies, such as Alphabet, the parent of Google, they fervently believe that they should take part in these fields. In the specific case of the Cupertino company, their attempts have been much more related to the idea of ​​providing users with the information they need about their status, at any time.


In order to offer this type of information as accurately as possible, they have been implementing different solutions in their products that facilitate the monitoring of day-to-day activity. In the case of the iPhone, for example, we have a co-processor dedicated to managing the movement sensors of the device, the one currently known as M11. However, it is not as infallible as many may think.

Your iPhone can register your activity autonomously, however, it is not infallible, much less


First, the iPhone is not a medical instrument, and therefore its information can not be used to make any kind of diagnosis, but simply as guidance. However, that does not mean that we can not demand precision. And is that a study by the University of British Columbia has determined that, depending on the pace of the trip, the iPhone may not account for up to 9% of the steps. And, at the end of the day, about 21.5% of the activity has not been collected.

But it's not all the phone's fault. When it comes to extracting those results, something really important has been taken into account, and that is that we do not always have the phone in our pocket. So, for those who seek an exhaustive monitoring of their activity, perhaps they should consider acquiring an Apple Watch . Because a dedicated device will always be better than a mobile phone in which this functionality is a mere anecdote.

And you, do you monitor your activity?

Via | 9to5Mac 

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