How To Stop Apple Watch Counting Steps While Driving

Are you seeing this weird bug on the Apple Watch where it’s still counting steps even though you’re driving?

Many people who commute long distances have experienced this problem, including one user who drives an 80-mile round trip to work. Even taking the watch off during the drive doesn’t seem to help, and the step count still goes up.

So, what can you do to prevent your Apple Watch from counting steps while driving?

There are a few things to consider.

Apple Watch Counting Steps While Driving

Fix #1: Turn on Wrist Detection

First of all, turn the Wrist Detection on, as this should prevent the Apple Watch from counting steps when it’s not on your arm.

You can also calibrate your watch before using it for measuring motion to ensure that it’s as accurate as possible.

Fix #2: Check your arm

Another factor to consider is whether you’re wearing your Apple Watch on your dominant arm. This can cause false counts, so try wearing it on your non-dominant arm instead. Do this before you start your drive.

Fix #3: Relax and stay calm

The green exercise ring on the Apple Watch is based on heart rate, so if you’re feeling stressed or anxious during your drive, this may cause your heart rate to increase, and the watch counts more minutes.

Fix #4: Are you riding a motorbike?

It’s interesting to note that some types of vehicles can also cause the Apple Watch to inaccurately count steps.

For example, riding a motorbike or driving a lorry with air suspension can cause the watch to vibrate and register false steps.

If all else fails, one possible solution is to simply charge your Apple Watch while you’re in the car. This way, it won’t be counting steps while driving, and you’ll still have a fully charged watch when you reach your destination.

Overall, by adjusting your settings and taking some of these factors into account, you should be able to get a more accurate reading from your watch and stop it from counting exercise steps while you’re driving your car.

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