How to track your steps with an Apple Watch


If you’re a former Fitbit user or used to tracking your activity via steps walked in general, you’re probably wondering where to find this number, as the rings on the Activity app for Apple Watch only show values for movement, exercise, and standing. Here’s how it’s done.

How to check the number of steps you’ve walked using the Activity app

Though the Activity app doesn’t show it upfront, it is counting steps, and you can check its count at any time.

1. Open the Activity app on Apple Watch. Its icon has three concentric circles on it; red, green, and blue.

The Activity app is on your Home Screen by default. Abigail Abesamis/Business Insider

2. Scroll down by turning the Digital Crown or by swiping up on the Watch face to view your total step count for the day. You can also view your move, exercise, and stand progress for the day in percentages; how you’ve progressed in each of the rings during each hour of the day; your total distance; and flights of stairs climbed.

The Apple Watch tracks numerous health-related stats. Abigail Abesamis/Business Insider

3. If you have an Activity Watch face, you can view your steps by