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  1. Steveqae

    Steveqae New Member

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    I have a nice new Apple Watch Series 6 and as this is my first Apple Watch I am not sure if this is normal.

    While asleep last night with the watch in sleep mode it recorded over 300 steps on the step counter, how is this possible?
     
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    Just kidding! But do you sleepwalk?
     
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    Good answer but no, the farest I went was the toilet about 10 steps each way.
     
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    Maybe your arms were moving in your sleep and the watch thought you were walking.
     
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    Since all the watch can tell is how it’s being held and moved, it is certainly possible to fool it into thinking you’re walking. Especially for short distanaces that can’t be measured by the GPS.

    Won’t change things, but if you dig into the Health app, you can view your steps by “D” day, and see when the watch thought you were walking. I’m guessing it’s little ticks a few times a night. We spend periods of sleep when we move a bit. You know, like the dog you see running in his sleep.
     
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