Windows 10 motion activity detection can help you keep track of your fitness goals. To do this, Windows and third-party apps and services have to know your device motion data to provide you with health or fitness data, like how many steps you’ve taken or how long you were active.
Whenever we collect data, we want to make sure it’s the right choice for you. In this case, some people worry about an app or device collecting their motion data because it might be tied to their location, or because it’s part of their health history. That’s why we provide options, like the controls described on this page. For more details about the data we’re collecting, we recommend reviewing this section of our Privacy Statement.
When motion data detection is on, Windows collects the device’s motion activity. Then, when you want your pedometer to count the number of steps you take, or a fitness app to estimate how many calories you burn, it’s ready: it gives you that info at the right time.
Motion data collected by Windows is stored on your device for up to 30 days, then it’s deleted. If you give them permission, other apps and services can also access and use that info.
If another app accessed this data before you deleted it, the data may be stored elsewhere, and you should check your app’s privacy policies for more detailed info.