Step Tracking Accuracy

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Pebble’s step tracking is extensively tested and we constantly refine it for optimum performance.  
What affects accuracy? Step tracking uses an algorithm designed for wrist-based monitoring, however some factors can affect accuracy:
  • Movement. Since the watch is on your wrist, arm movement can affect step counting: if your arms are still and your legs are moving (or the other way around) you may notice different results than expected.  Over the course of a day, the overall effect on steps should be negligible.
  • Wrist location. Step tracking is based on the watch being worn on your non-dominant wrist.  While it will still be very accurate on your dominant hand, we recommend right-handed people wear the wrist on their left hand (and vice versa).
  • Your Info. Step, distance, and calorie data are all based on your height, age, sex, and weight.  Make these are correct by opening the Health tab in your Pebble app, scrolling down to ‘Settings’ and making sure your information is accurate.
Pebble devices with the activity tracking capability are not medical devices, and the data provided by them is not intended to be utilized for medical purposes and is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. Pebble recommends you consult your doctor before engaging in any exercise routine. Pebble step tracking is intended to be a tool to provide you with information to encourage an active and healthy lifestyle. These Pebble devices rely on sensors that track your movement and other metrics, and are not guaranteed to be completely accurate.

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