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Measuring my distance

hilsry
hilsryGraduate
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Hi all

Well, week 9 run 1 is done! And it felt OK actually! I really pushed the pace at the end too which was fun but I was pleased it was all over at the 30 minutes!

I was wondering what apps you all use to measure your distance. I'm using Google Fit but it seems really unreliable. Today it says I covered 4.61km but I know that I ran at least 600m further than last week when I was told I'd run 4.5km!

Any advice would be gratefully received as I really find logging my distance and seeing me improve is a big motivator. I know that I ran the furthest I've run tonight (I normally do the same route & turn around half way) but it'd just be nice to find an app that's going to be reliable and give me proof!

Hilsry :0)

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Kimchoc08
Kimchoc08Graduate

I use Map My Run. It’s a good app and is reliable at tracking how far you’ve run 😊

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swisstony4
swisstony4Graduate

I use Strava on recommendation of some friends who run. But also use my Fitbit linked to the GPS on my phone.

Both work well for me.

A lot use MapMyRun from the under armour group of apps. Supposed to be good but not tried it.

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GingerBohemian

Endomondo

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Pc59
Pc59Graduate

I have an iwatch but before that used Runkeeper & strava good . Like you it helps motivate me when i see even a 30 secs faster run😂😂

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IannodaTruffe
IannodaTruffeAdministrator

Fitbits do not have the best reputation for accuracy.

Runkeeper, Endomondo, Strava, Mapmyrun etc. all have free smartphone apps which will be as accurate as the GPS unit in your phone. They are all good with slightly different strengths, depending on your requirements.

Dedicated running watches are the better, though more expensive option.

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Cornet-Carolyn
Cornet-CarolynGraduate
in reply to IannodaTruffe

Hi, my Fitbit charge 2 is ok providing I use the app to track the run rather than just the watch 😉

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Sadie-runs
Sadie-runsGraduate

Zombies, Run 😱 Clearly very unprofessional and prob not accurate at all. Just like me. Well done on your W9R1! Good work!

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Feegle
FeegleGraduate

Well done, that's my next run - looking forward to it.

As for run trackers, my smart? watch stopped 20 minutes into today's 28 minute run ( I didn't notice until the end of the run) and the app on my phone wouldn't stop......doh!

I ended up checking the distance on Google Maps and found that I had run just short (4.96km) of 5k.....Grrrr!

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hilsry
hilsryGraduate
in reply to Feegle

Me too Feegle! I checked my distance when I got home and look like I hit 5k which I am delighted with but just wish my phone was a little more accurate! I'll try another app and see if that improves things.

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Cornet-Carolyn

Well done this is my run tomorrow and you have inspired me to go for it! I use my Fitbit to track my runs 👍

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hwarren9

I use runkeeper. It's great, always seems to be accurate for me, even when I'm running around a country park and not along streets.

Best reason though? My friends use it. Find out what your friends use and link up with them on the app. You can like and comment in each other's runs and it really motivates me to get out if I can see that a friend has run when I know I should be too! I know that map my run and runkeeper definitely link with friends but others might too.

Well done on reaching week 9!

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