You may think that to use your Apple watch as a pedometer you need to charge your iPhone with you, but you do not. You can see your total steps only with the clock only.
There are many different applications that you can run on your Apple Watch to achieve your health and fitness goals. But sometimes you just want the basics like a pedometer. But for most applications and many built-in functions, you need to have your iPhone with you. And both devices must be paired with each other.
However, for the pedometer function, the watch can track its number of steps on its own. In fact, it is more than a step counter. The built-in pedometer function will track the total steps, the total distance traveled, the flights of stairs climbed and the calories burned. Here we show you how to set up your watch and see your results.
Use Apple Watch as a pedometer without iPhone
Open your application list and open the Activity application on your watch. If it's the first time you set it up, it will ask you some basic questions like sex, age and weight. Your Apple Watch uses the data you enter to calculate the amount of calories you burn and other fitness goals.
If you only want to use the pedometer to monitor your steps, you can skip these questions. After going through the basic questions, including the calorie goal, tap the "Start moving" button and start walking while using your watch.
Once I've been on the move for a while, you can check the pedometer to see how many steps you've walked. Open the Activity application again and slide your finger down on the screen or turn the digital crown. Scroll beyond your burned calories and other health and fitness information. There you will see the pedometer function that reveals the total number of steps, the total distance and even how many flights of stairs you have climbed.
When it comes to controlling your health, using your Apple Watch as a pedometer is just a small part of what you can do. But it's good to have the basics without additional applications or carry your phone all day.