Pairing your Apple Watch or iPhone with Walker Tracker

You can use your Apple smart watch or your iPhone itself as your step tracking device and have those steps sync automatically with your Walker Tracker account.

In either case, you will be pairing the Apple Health app that runs on your iPhone with Walker Tracker. The first step to making sure this pairing is a success is to verify which tracking device has priority in the Apple Health app. Immediately below are the instructions for verifying that in Apple Health.

Prioritize data sources

Here's how to choose the sources that Health uses first:

  1. Open Health, then tap the Summary tab.
  2. Tap Show All Health Data.
  3. Tap Steps.
  4. Scroll Down until you find Data Sources & Access, then tap it.
  5. Touch and hold ios9-health-data-sources-device-move-order-icon.png next to a data source, then drag it up or down in the list.
  6. To turn off a data source so that it doesn't contribute any more data for that category, tap the checkmark next to the source.
  7. When you're finished, tap Done.

If multiple sources contribute the same data type, then the data source at the top will take priority over other sources. Any new apps or devices that you add go to the top of the list automatically, above your iPhone or iPod touch. 

Once you are sure the proper device has priority in the Apple Health app you can then activate it in Walker Tracker.

To pair your iPhone Apple Health app to the Walker Tracker app, download the Walker Tracker app You can find our app  here

Once you have downloaded the Walker Tracker app and logged in, you will the see option for toggling on Apple Health.

After Apple Health is active, steps from the current day and forward will begin to populate your Walker Tracker account.

NOTE: Any steps prior to the day you pair Apple Health will not be available to Walker Tracker.

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