Hi all! I realize that this isn't an accessibility related bug, but I thought I'd check with you guys first anyway, before trying to report this to Apple in some way.
I'm currently running a work out competition with a friend on our Apple Watches, both running on Apple Watch S 4 with the latest Watch OS. Thing is, he suddenly had beat me with several hundred points, and when asking him what was going on, he told me something curious. He had started a yoga work out while sitting through an hour long meditation with no movement at all involved, just to see what happened. Well, as mentioned, he gathered several hundred points and also filled the training ring with a good amount too, just by sitting still for an hour.
I thought this was very weird, so I started a "Other" work out exercise myself, and let it run for about one hour, while mostly tidying up our dinner table and after that just sitting still surfing the web on my Mac. And guess what! After 1 hour I had over 300 active calories burned, and I had also completed all three activity rings on my watch for today!
So what the h*** is going on here? I tried googling the web for similar experiences, but didn't seem to find anything quite related to this issue.
When actually working out a few days ago, I also started the "other" work out exercise, since that suited my activity of strength work out best. And when now comparing the 2 work outs, one from a few days ago when actually lifting weights and training strength, and the one from today when mostly doing nothing, the results come out more or less the same, with around the same amounts of calories burned on 2 work out sessions of quite similar lengths.
This must be a major blunder for Apple if our observations are correct!
This might be an Apple Watch series 4 issue only, since both of us are running this model, but I suspect that isn't the case..
So the question is, have any of you other Apple Watch users experienced this, or would anyone owning an Apple Watch be willing to test this, just by starting a work out, I suspect any of the available work outs would give the same result, and let it run for say an hour while doing activities as far away from exercising as possible, preferably sitting mostly still and doing nothing the whole hour, and then see what the work out results will be. I suspect that this will give you way higher numbers than if you had just done the same without logging it as a work out the same hour. And also, how big difference does it actually make if you are up and running or doing other physical demanding activities, or if you lay on your back on the coach eating chocolate while having a work out running on your watch.
And lastly I must ask, even though a google search most likely would provide me with a good answer, but thing is, I have never reported any none-accessibility issues to Apple before, except for when running Apple betas and repporting through the feedback app provided through the beta software. So how would one repport this bug, if it is a bug?
Thanks in advance for all clarifying experiences and information you can give me!