1. Joshua Jackson's Avatar
    Apparently, I walked thousands of steps while sitting.
    Hehehe...
    Just thought it was humorous and something most people wouldn't think about.
    JJ
    08-13-2016 02:00 PM
  2. Chintan Gohel's Avatar
    the band looks at body movement to gauge the number of steps and hence the most reliable would be hand movements. A person walking naturally moves their arms and that translates to steps
    08-14-2016 12:19 PM
  3. poit57's Avatar
    When the original Band first came out, some people complained that it was counting steps while they were driving. The only time I experienced this issue was when I used my steering wheel as a drum to play along with music from my car stereo. One of the users in these forums explained that it is the repetitive motion that triggers the step counter. I believe they said 12 consecutive movements is the magic number to start the counter but I can't find that documented from Microsoft anywhere.

    I think it also has to do something with sensing vibrations along with the swinging motion - vibrations that a foot impacting the ground could cause, but that could also be simulated when you beat the drum. I can't get my Band 2 to count steps just by swinging my arm back and forth as if I were walking, but I have experienced it counting steps while carrying objects in my arms that would prevent my normal arm swing while walking.
    Chintan Gohel likes this.
    08-15-2016 08:42 AM
  4. zei20t's Avatar
    when i drive my racecar, i build up steps VERY quickly. must be something to do with the vibrations confusing the band2. i just take it off for the day.
    08-15-2016 06:03 PM
  5. DroidUser42's Avatar
    Apparently, I walked thousands of steps while sitting.
    Sounds like a life hack to me. How many minutes of drumming does it take to rack of 5000 steps?
    zei20t and Chintan Gohel like this.
    08-15-2016 06:50 PM
  6. MarineDawg's Avatar
    Originally posted by zei20t
    when i drive my racecar, i build up steps VERY quickly. must be something to do with the vibrations confusing the band2. i just take it off for the day.
    That is just it, when I drive my POVs the step counts are stagnant however when I was a passenger in the company's 26ft. box truck I "walked" the entire trip to and fro, as someone stated continuous vibration seems to be the key.
    zei20t likes this.
    10-20-2016 08:35 PM

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