Hi, this is a follow-up post to a run a few days ago where I used my Fitbit Charge (watch) to track distance and also my Fitbit app at the same time!
I found they both gave me very different distances - the Charge told me I'd gone much further (almost 1km more) than the app did - with a bit of research I think this is because the Charge goes by estimated walking/running stride based on steps, and the app goes by GPS?
So the app will be more accurate? And I suppose this means I have a shorter stride than the average? I also like the split pace times the app voiceover gives you.
The only thing that annoys me is now that I want to track just the run part, is getting my phone out before I start running (after warm-up walk) and starting the Fitbit exercise going on the app, then trying to sync it with the podcast so I don't get out of time! I just wish I could tap a button on my watch and everything automatically started tracking, and I could be confident of the distance!
So I suppose the next step is to re-enter my stride distance in my Fitbit settings, then try it again and see how they compare?
I don't want to discard my Charge as it was a gift from my boyfriend - but I suppose my question is what is your advice for my setup - someone who likes running with music/podcasts, likes a voiceover to tell them how they're doing, wants to track distance/time and doesn't want to get their phone out mid-workout? I don't want to be hassled by the tech, but I do like looking at the stats afterwards and I want to be confident in them!
...Am I being too fussy/demanding?!
All ideas welcome! Thanks!