Apple Watch Series 3 Not Tracking Calories? Here’s the fix


Many Apple users have a complaint that their Apple Watch 3 draining iPhone battery. Here I am going to tell you the solutions to fix this issue. If you have the same problem, this article will help you to solve it.
Solution 1: Disable “Power Saving Mode”
Turning on Power Saving Mode will turn off the heart rate sensor. If heart rate sensor is turned off, Apple Watch won’t calculate calories accurately during workouts.

  1. Launch Apple Watch app on your iPhone.
  2. Select My Watch tab->Workout.
  3. Disable “Power Saving Mode”.

Solution 2: Update your iPhone and Apple Watch
To update your iPhone,

  1. Connect your phone to Wi-Fi or Cellular Data.
  2. Go to Settings->General->Software Update.
  3. Tap “Download and Install” if update is available.

To update your Apple Watch,
Update your Apple Watch after updating your iPhone.

  1. Connect your Apple Watch to power. Make sure that your Apple Watch has at least 50% charge. Don’t disconnect your Apple Watch from power while updating.
  2. Connect your phone to Wi-Fi.
  3. Keep your Apple watch next to iPhone.
  4. Open Apple Watch app on your iPhone.
  5. Tap My Watch tab->General->Software Update.
  6. Tap “Download and Install” if update is available.
  7. Enter your passcode if required.
  8. Click “Agree” to agree the Terms and Conditions.

Solution 3: Enable Wrist Detection
Skin changes may affect the wrist detection. So make sure that your skin is clean and dry.

  1. Open Apple Watch app on your iPhone.
  2. Tap My Watch tab->General->Wrist Detection.
  3. Make sure that “Wrist Detection” is turned on.

Solution 4: Enable Fitness Tracking and Heart Rate

  1. On your iPhone, go to Settings->Privacy->Motion & Fitness.
  2. Make sure that “Fitness Tracking” and “Heart Rate” are turned on.
  3. Launch Apple Watch app on your iPhone.
  4. Go to My Watch tab->Privacy.
  5. Make sure that “Heart Rate” and “Fitness Tracking” are enabled.

Solution 5: Update your personal details
Apple Watch will use your personal details to calculate your Activities like calories that you burn, distance that you cross, steps that you walk through and more. So maintain your details up to date.

  1. Launch My Watch app on your iPhone.
  2. Tap My Watch tab->Health->Edit.
  3. There you can see your personal details like Birthdate, Sex, Height, etc. Select the item that you want to change.

Solution 6: Unlock your Apple Watch when it is on wrist

  1. Launch Apple Watch app on your iPhone.
  2. Tap My Watch tab->Passcode.
  3. Make sure that “Wrist Detection”, “Unlock with iPhone”, and “Passcode” are enabled.
  4. Do either unlock your iPhone or unlock your Apple watch manually to unlock your Apple Watch after wearing it on your wrist.
  5. Your Apple Watch will the remain unlocked until you removed it from your wrist.
  6. It will lock automatically when you remove it from your wrist.

Solution 7: Wearing instructions

  1. Don’t wear your Apple Watch too loosely or tightly. Wear it comfortable on your wrist.
  2. Keep your skin clean and dry.
  3. Keep your Apple Watch and bands clean and dry.
  4. Wear your Apple watch on the top of the wrist. Then only sensor can do its job perfectly.

Solution 8: Delete third-party workout apps
Delete third-party sleep tracking, fitness tracking, and heart rate monitoring apps from your Apple Watch.
Solution 9: Enable Location Services on iPhone

  1. Go to Settings->Privacy->Location Services.
  2. Make sure that Location Services is on.
  3. Make sure that Apple Watch Workout is set to “While Using”.

Solution 10: Enable some options under System Services

  1. Go to Settings->Privacy->Location Services.
  2. Scroll down to find “System Services” and tap it.
  3. Turn on “Motion Calibration & Distance”, Wi-Fi Networking”, “Setting Time Zone”, and “Mobile Network Search”.

Solution 11: Restart your iPhone and Apple Watch
Force close apps on your iPhone and then restart your iPhone & Apple Watch.
To restart iPhone,

  1. Press and hold the Power Button (Sleep/Wake) until the slide to power off screen appears.
  2. Drag the slider to turn off your device.
  3. To turn on your device, press and hold the Power Button until the Apple Logo appears.

To restart Apple Watch,

  1. Press and hold the Side Button until Power Off slider appears.
  2. Drag the slider to turn off.
  3. Then press and hold the Side Button to turn it on.

Solution 12: Calibrate your Apple Watch
Calibrating your Apple Watch will improve the accuracy of your step, calorie, and distance measurements.

  1. Wear you Apple Watch on your wrist
  2. Go to open outdoor area to receive good GPS.
  3. Launch Workout app on your Apple Watch.
  4. Tap Outdoor Walk/Outdoor Run depends upon your workout.
  5. Tap 3 dots at the upper-right corner.
  6. Walk or run how you actually walk/run for 20 minutes.

Solution 13: Reset Calibration Data
Reset Calibration Data won’t delete your Activity history. Many Apple Watch users said that that it is the perfect solution for this issue.

  1. Launch Apple Watch app on your iPhone.
  2. Tap My Watch tab->Privacy.
  3. Tap “Reset Fitness Calibration Data”.

Solution 14: Unpair and Re-pair your Apple Watch
Unpairing your Apple watch is the same as restoring your Watch to Factory Settings. When you unpair your Apple Watch, the iPhone will automatically take a backup of your watch.
Before unpair your Apple Watch, connect it to cellular plan.

  1. Make sure that the distance between your Apple Watch and iPhone is not too far. Keep them as close as possible.
  2. Launch Apple Watch app on your iPhone.
  3. Tap My Watch tab.
  4. Tap your Apple Watch when it shows on top of the screen.
  5. Tap the info symbol that is next to your watch to unpair it from your iPhone.
  6. Tap “Unpair Apple Watch”.
  7. After unpairing, you can see the message to repair again. Then repair your Apple Watch with iPhone.

SEE ALSO: Apple Watch Series 3 Not Tracking Steps
Other solutions:

  1. Use Bluetooth chest strap instead of built-in heart rate sensor.
  2. Disable unnecessary push notifications.
  3. Make an Apple genius bar appointment.

If you know any other solutions to fix this issue, let us know through your Commands.

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