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    Default S health - exercise - running has wrong mileage

    Yesterday I ran 9.5 miles on a pre-calculated training run - S5 said 11.61mi; today I ran 4.0mi and the S5 said 5.67mi. Does anyone know how the app is calculating mileage? Is there a way to adjust it? I don't want to have to wear two devices for the accurate mileage. I love the idea of one device for all tracking with the gear fit for walking, sleep, etc... but if it isn't accurate - just not worth it.
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    Default Re: S health - exercise - running has wrong mileage

    Quote Originally Posted by AC Question View Post
    Yesterday I ran 9.5 miles on a pre-calculated training run - S5 said 11.61mi; today I ran 4.0mi and the S5 said 5.67mi. Does anyone know how the app is calculating mileage? Is there a way to adjust it? I don't want to have to wear two devices for the accurate mileage. I love the idea of one device for all tracking with the gear fit for walking, sleep, etc... but if it isn't accurate - just not worth it.
    It's calculating one of two ways: 1. via GPS or 2. via foot steps. I'm not sure how S Health calculates distance, or if the method can be changed. Even with GPS, you need to have high accuracy (good GPS coverage) to get a good measure of the distance. The best thing to do is to install another fitness or run tracker app, and use that to compare the distance with S Health and the known distance and see if theres a discrepancy with how S Health measures distance.

    Let us know your findings .

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