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Gps tracking running app discrepencies.

Discussion in 'Android Apps & Games' started by funkpod, Oct 2, 2010.

  1. funkpod

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    Hey, I'm training for a marathon so I am using SportyPal Pro and Cardio Trainer a lot
    Usually they ate pretty accurate, but on a longer run, the discrepencies are more pronounced. For instance, I went for a 14 mile run today and Sporty pal told me that I went 14 miles while cardio trainer said I went 15... That's a big difference.

    Looking at walkjogrun.net I probably did more like 15, but why was sporty pal so off?

    Or was cardio trainer off? I've read issues about cardio's reliability but not about sport pal's. ..
     

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    I've noticed that Google Maps is spot on, but when I use apps like The Weather Channel it can be anywhere from 200-300 yards off up to 2-3 miles off! Not sure what's going on...
     

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