The numbers corresponding to the flights of stairs on your Apple watch are more or less accurate but sometimes they can be misleading. That’s especially true when you are making no effort to do the hard work and still see a sudden increase in flights. Worry not, we’ll show you how to fix it!
How do you fix the Apple Watch flights of stairs miscount problem?
If you notice your Apple Watch is miscounting the flights of stairs and showing a number that far exceeds your expectations, fix it by following the instructions listed below. It could be that the sensors are not calibrated properly. So, you’ll need to calibrate your Apple Watch.
- Enable Location Services on iPhone
- Go to System Services.
- Turn On Motion Calibration & Distance setting.
- On your Watch, open the Workout app.
- Tap Outdoor Walk or Outdoor Run
- Set your goal.
- Complete your session.
- Allow the Apple Watch to complete the calibration process.
The flight of stairs also known as a stairwell, or stairway, is a set of steps between the two floors or the two landings.
Why is my Apple Watch not accurately counting my steps?
As mentioned earlier, it could be due to sensors that are not calibrated properly. So, you’ll need to calibrate your Apple Watch to improve the accuracy of your distance, pace, and calorie measurements. It will also help your watch learn your fitness level and stride, which can improve accuracy when GPS is limited or unavailable.
Go to Settings of your iPhone > Privacy > Location. Enable the Location services.
Next, go to System Services and make sure the Motion Calibration & Distance is On.
Assuming you are wearing the Apple Watch, open the Workout app and tap Outdoor Walk or Outdoor Run entry.
Set a goal before starting, tap the … icon for this.
Walk or run at your normal pace for about 20 minutes. Your Apple Watch will automatically calibrate the accelerometer by learning your stride length at different speeds. It will also improve the accuracy of distance calculations.
Hereafter, Apple Watch should count the flights of stairs accurately.
If the above method fails to yield the desired results, use this simple workaround. Let your Apple Watch battery die. Following that, wait for a few hours (2-3) before charging it again. It should resolve the Flights Climbed over-counting or undercounting issue.
How are flights of stairs calculated on Apple Watch?
The Health app – a central and secure place for your health and fitness information, defines a flight of stairs as approximately 10 feet (3 meters) of elevation gain (approximately 16 steps).
Hope that makes sense!