How to Calibrate Apple Watch to Improve Accuracy of Counting Calories

How to Calibrate Apple Watch to Improve Accuracy of Counting Calories

Apple utilizes the valuable user provided data for age, height, gender and user body weight to help it to calculate the various data points it provides for exercise workouts and activities, but there is also a way to calibrate Apple Watch to improve the accuracy of the data.

By initiating the watch calibration process, you can gain more precise readings for calories, distances, move, and exercise projections in the Watch’s Activity app, and also benefit from improved calculations in the Workout app.

By following these Apple Watch calibration steps, you’ll start honing the device’s accelerometer and improve Apple Watch’s accuracy by letting learn about your personal stride patterns at various different movement speeds.

Calibration Data is Stored Locally

Apple advises that “Calibration data is stored locally on Apple Watch, and isn’t saved back to your iPhone.  Therefore, your calibration data will be lost if you ever uppair your Apple Watch.

On the rear side of the new Apple Watch, there can be found two sets of lights and sensors. One of these sensors emits and receives visible light, while the other sensor works in the infrared part of the light spectrum.

Together, they form the technical core of the watch’s coolest feature which is a heart rate monitor to keep an eye on how well our body is working.

Apple Watch and Skin Problems

On account of the technology that most smart watch makers, including Apple, have chosen, the problems with the watch may be exacerbated if you have darker skin or tatoos. Indeed reports are already surfacing that the watch falls over if a user has a tattoo in the sensor zone.

Like many innovating and fast paced technology companies, Apple’s executives form a key part of the early product quality team. The company’s top executives have also become the company’s default customers. Consequently if people with unusual skin colors do have problems with the watch’s heart rate sensor, none or few of Apple’s top executives would have experienced it.

We won’t know for sure until lots of these watches are strapped onto lots of different wrists and proper widespread feedback starts to arrive. Tech wearable devices like the Apple Watch want to be intimate devices that interact deeply with our bodies.

A key question to ask of course is whether companies like Apple really equipped to deal with the true diversity of people and their skin that exist in the world?

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