Watch4 and Treadmill runs: set my own distance?

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I run both outside and inside on the treadmill. I store my run data in Strava.

I used to have a Samsung Active Watch 2 and the Tizen-based Strava app had a nice feature where you could put in the ACTUAL treadmill distance-run at the end of your run. (the treadmilll actually knows and the watch is guessing.)

I haven't found any watch-app for Watch 4 that supports this. Every treadmill run I track with the watch (for heart rate, etc.) is just wrong in the distance with no way to correct.

Does anyone know of a solution?

(hey Strava -- would be great to get that feature back for the Watch4 version!)
 

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I run on a treadmill on those sub-zero Minnesota winter days, and Samsung Health is way off on the distance of my run. When I run six miles, it generally records 4.5-5 miles (and before a recent software update, it used to overcount by about half a mile). I hope we can get an app that integrates with Samsung Health which will fix this. Or better yet, I hope we'll get an update to Samsung Health that fixes the treadmill tracker!
 

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I run on a treadmill on those sub-zero Minnesota winter days, and Samsung Health is way off on the distance of my run. When I run six miles, it generally records 4.5-5 miles (and before a recent software update, it used to overcount by about half a mile). I hope we can get an app that integrates with Samsung Health which will fix this. Or better yet, I hope we'll get an update to Samsung Health that fixes the treadmill tracker!

I use Strava which integrates with Samsung Health. I don't think there is a way to edit the distance and it doesn't really make sense to be able to edit any of the stats. I think we just need it to be more accurate.
 

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I use Strava which integrates with Samsung Health. I don't think there is a way to edit the distance and it doesn't really make sense to be able to edit any of the stats. I think we just need it to be more accurate.

Oh yeah totally agreed. Samsung Health knows my height, so use the step count to get an accurate speed and distance measure. Or at minimum, let me input the treadmill speed setting when I start my run.

It's strange because the outdoor running tracker works much better. Even when I use auto-detect and therefore don't rely on GPS.
 

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