Something I read or experienced caused me to believe the Apple Watch recording features would automatically pause or adjust when no significant movement was detected. However, I just completed a multi-day hiking trip, and noticed the mileage recorded was about 25% more than well-established maps shows.
Once we arrived at our campsite for the day, I stopped recording and saved the track.
Once I got home, I imported the tracks into Google Earth and found the distance difference primarily resulted because lunch stops, breaks, etc., were still recorded as movement, albeit jumping around the location of the stop.
Is this a bug? Should the app pause automatically? If not, how do I pause and restart the watch’s recording?