Since activity tracking devices like the Apple Watch have become popular, it is common to try and reach certain goal like a step count. But you may be wondering how to view your step count on an Apple Watch if you can’t find that information.
The Apple Watch is a terrific accessory for keeping track of information about your daily activity. You can view information about the number of calories that you have burned, the amount that you have exercised, and the distance that you have covered. You can also see how many steps you have taken. However, you might be wondering how to find your step count on the Apple Watch.
Your daily activity information can be shown in a number of different locations on the watch, depending on the watch face that you have selected. However, you can always find this information through the Activity app. Our guide below will help you to find the step count information int eh Apple Watch activity app.
How to View Step Count with Apple Watch
- Press the crown button.
- Open the Activity app.
- Swipe up.
- View your step count under Total Steps.
Our article continues below with additional information on viewing the step count on an Apple Watch, including pictures of these steps.
Where Is My Step Count on My Apple Watch? (Guide with Pictures)
The steps below were performed on an Apple Watch 2, in Watch OS 3.1.2. The step count is located in the Activity app on the watch, so these steps will guide you to that exact location.
Step 1: Open the Activity app on your Apple Watch.
You can get to the app screen by pressing the crown button on the side of the watch when you are on the Home screen. If you are not on the Home screen, you may need to press the crown a couple of times.
Step 2: Swipe up from the bottom of the watch face.
Step 3: Scroll down a bit on this menu until you locate the step count.
The information shown there is your step count for the current day.
You can also find your step count if you have an iPhone paired with your Apple Watch. Open the Activity app, select the current day, then scroll to the bottom of the screen.
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Can You Count Steps on Apple Watch?
As we discussed in the sections above, yes, you can count steps on your Apple Watch.
This feature is enabled by default, but you may not know where to find it.
You can view your step count by opening the Activity app, then swiping up on the screen.
How to Find Your Step Count on an iPhone (If You Have an Apple Watch)
The Fitness app on your iPhone shows a lot of useful information that your Apple Watch is monitoring, including your step count.
You can view your step count on your iPhone with the following steps.
- Open Fitness.
- Tap on the Activity section.
- Scroll down to find Total Steps.
This Fitness app shows a lot of other useful information, such as your workouts and awards.
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