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Do the Apple Watch 1-3 always collect data from gps, heartbeat, other sensors when worn? And out of this data collecting which sensors can and cannot be disabled.

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Once it has been set up, the Activity app runs automatically in the background, tracking your movement both during general daily wear and when recording any workouts. If you have not yet done so, follow the instructions here to set up the Activity app:


Track daily activity


Heart rate readings are also taken automatically during general daily wear (when you are resting) and continuously during workouts:


Your heart rate. What it means, and where on Apple Watch you’ll find it. - Apple Support


For various features to work as expected, be sure to keep all sensors enabled and to keep Location Services enabled for your iPhone and Apple Watch.


If you would prefer to turn off any or all of those features for your iPhone and Apple Watch:


  • On your iPhone, in the Watch app, go to: My Watch (tab) > Privacy - turn on / off Heart Rate and/or Fitness Tracking.
  • On your iPhone, go to: Settings > Privacy > Motion & Fitness - turn on / off Fitness Tracking and Health.
  • On your iPhone, go to: Settings > Privacy > Location Services:
    • Turn on / off Location Services at the top.
    • Change settings for individual apps and System Services via the options beneath.

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Nov 16, 2017 3:45 AM in response to GroverTHB In response to GroverTHB

Hi


Once it has been set up, the Activity app runs automatically in the background, tracking your movement both during general daily wear and when recording any workouts. If you have not yet done so, follow the instructions here to set up the Activity app:


Track daily activity


Heart rate readings are also taken automatically during general daily wear (when you are resting) and continuously during workouts:


Your heart rate. What it means, and where on Apple Watch you’ll find it. - Apple Support


For various features to work as expected, be sure to keep all sensors enabled and to keep Location Services enabled for your iPhone and Apple Watch.


If you would prefer to turn off any or all of those features for your iPhone and Apple Watch:


  • On your iPhone, in the Watch app, go to: My Watch (tab) > Privacy - turn on / off Heart Rate and/or Fitness Tracking.
  • On your iPhone, go to: Settings > Privacy > Motion & Fitness - turn on / off Fitness Tracking and Health.
  • On your iPhone, go to: Settings > Privacy > Location Services:
    • Turn on / off Location Services at the top.
    • Change settings for individual apps and System Services via the options beneath.

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