My wife currently has a basic Fitbit. Her work tracks traces and activity to get a discount on health care. We have discussed getting Apple watches to each other for Christmas.
The problem is this: When she usually wears her wrist, much of what she does with carrying things (files for work, handbag, water, phone, etc.) means she does not swing her arms actively when she walks a lot, because she is wearing. We tested this at home, and Fitbit did not count on steps if she did not swing her arms. So because of this she has put Fitbit on her ankle to count the steps more accurately.
My question is this: I know that Apple Watch has much more technology in itself than a basic Fitbit. But are there still steps based on arm motion? She has already made a shocking comment about tying her ankle and I really do not want to see it happen.