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  1. YossiN

    YossiN Newbie
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    I use a new device (lenovo p780 android 4.2) and seems there is a problem

    On my walking log app, some of them gives wrong results. For example, with sport tracker I walked 1.5 km in 15 min. and the app told me I walked 30 km...
    BTW, the problem doesn't occur with all apps, the runkeeper (same device & route) gave me an accurate result.

    I understood it's more general problem with many apps and many devices

    Is there any solution to that problem?


  2. Rukbat

    Rukbat Extreme Android User

    Sure - use an app that was written correctly. Not everyone who releases an app actually knows what he's doing.
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  4. YossiN

    YossiN Newbie
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    can you recommend one?
  5. Rukbat

    Rukbat Extreme Android User

    I don't use my GPS for walking (with my arthritis, walking 100 feet is a day's outing), and I don't recommend an app I don't use. Try all the free ones and settle on one that's within GPS accuracy (check your GPS from time to time as you walk to see what you're getting - for instance, heavy tree cover reduces the accuracy) and that you like the UI on.
  6. mplevy

    mplevy Android Expert

    With my old phone, the most reliable app I found for tracking walking or biking activities was Google's My Tracks It still didn't give me great accuracy on the elevation side, I've moved to a Garmin GPS watch.
  7. srglassw

    srglassw Member

    I use Map My Ride for cycling and have used Map My Walk too and found them to be very accurate. They are essentially identical apps but with a cycling and a walking theme.
  8. sjmandroid

    sjmandroid Lurker

    I've used miCoach which is free and never had any problems with it. You have to set up an online account to get all the features though...
  9. Eugene

    Eugene Android Expert

    Something that I found helps if you are in a populated area is to turn off the location by wireless networks. I found that there are so many overlapping networks around me that it threw the location way off and will usually bounce me around a whole block. If I turn that feature off it takes longer to get the initial location via GPS but its way more accurate.
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