Apple Health: Passive (Walk) Explained
When viewing your activities on FitRankings, you may notice that we distinguish between two types of walking: active and passive. Active walking is denoted, simply, as Walking, whereas passive walking is denoted, Walking (Passive). FitRankings does this to provide the most accurate totals in comparison to your connected app or device. Furthermore, this allows challenges to be better tailored to their audience.
The Walking (Passive) activity, corresponds to the movements and steps your device/app will track as you go about your daily routine. For example, when you walk from your office to the parking garage.
Alternatively, the Walking activity, corresponds to explicit workouts. In other words, when you click “Start Tracking” and select the walking workout. For example, when record your evening dog walk.
In most cases this distinction will not matter, however, it is possible to participate in a challenge that does not count Walking (Passive). This will be clearly stated in the Challenge Overview. In such a case, it is important to remember to track your walks the same way you do all your other workouts. However, if you forget, you can always edit this on FitRankings from your activity feed.
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