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Measuring the distance

Pensionedjogger
PensionedjoggerGraduate
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Does anyone have any suggestions for an accurate distance measuring tool for my run. My current step counter gives my distances as way too long compared to the measuring tool on Google, sometimes up to 3km difference and I always do the same route!! I just want it to work in the background don't need fancy stuff - oh, and it must be very easy to use.

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Buddy34
Buddy34Graduate

Strava is great and it's free๐Ÿ˜Š

Pensionedjogger
PensionedjoggerGraduate
in reply to Buddy34

Thanks - I've downloaded the app ready for tomorrow's run. Discovered my niece an nephews also use the app so I can put them to shame - haha!!

Buddy34
Buddy34Graduate
in reply to Pensionedjogger

Brilliant๐Ÿ˜Š

Or a gps watch if you donโ€™t want to take a phone.

Pensionedjogger
PensionedjoggerGraduate
in reply to Justexistin

Thanks for the suggestion. 'Fraid I don't like wearing watches.

Grannyhugs
GrannyhugsGraduate

I used viewranger on my phone before buying a garmin. Have you checked your stride length is entered correctly on your step counter?

Pensionedjogger
PensionedjoggerGraduate
in reply to Grannyhugs

Thanks but my step counter is part of my scales app and it doesn't ask for information just gets on with it. Usually pretty good if you're walking but can't cope with running for long periods of time - like 30 minutes!

NearlyMan
NearlyManGraduate

I use Onthegomap.com for planning routes, but it would be equally good for checking how far youโ€™ve run if youโ€™re not interested in the times.

Pensionedjogger
PensionedjoggerGraduate
in reply to NearlyMan

Thanks for the suggestion

Coddfish
CoddfishGraduate

Try the runkeeper free app on your phone.

Pensionedjogger
PensionedjoggerGraduate
in reply to Coddfish

Thanks for the suggestion

Granspeed
GranspeedGraduate
in reply to Pensionedjogger

Yes, I like RunKeeper as well. ๐Ÿ‘

Jacca
JaccaGraduate

Iโ€™ve got map my run and strava I usually forget to turn them on then when I do remember I forget to stop it when it comes to my walk both said more or less the same thing today so either is good oh and I use only free apps ๐Ÿ˜

Pensionedjogger
PensionedjoggerGraduate
in reply to Jacca

Thanks for your reply. I tried Strava today but it paused when I opened the run podcast and I didn't realise until I'd finished the run! Not a good start.

Jacca
JaccaGraduate
in reply to Pensionedjogger

Try map my run- unless it was dodgy gps I use the app not pod cast and they work together - some days technology does my head in!!

I use Map My Run but just the free bits. It seems to plod happily in the background whilst I run x

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