Activity App - Data Accuracy Review (Compared with RunKeeper)

Discussion in 'Apple Watch' started by vkapi5, Apr 25, 2015.

  1. vkapi5 macrumors newbie

    Sep 16, 2014

    Writing this post for all :apple:Watch users who probably like me looking for a Good Fitness Tracker.

    I got a chance to go for an Outdoor walk with :apple:Watch and thought of comparing the data with Application I use all the time "Runkeeper" to record my runs and walks.

    Here is a detailed comparison with snapshots

    Activity Type : Outdoor Walk
    Devices : :apple:Watch with Native Activity App and iPhone with Runkeeper App

    I must say I am pretty happy with the accuracy of data recorded on :apple:watch. Yes, I carried my iPhone (Strapped on Arm) but it is anyways recommended to carry iPhone with you for at least for initial activities. Once my watch learn my strives I will surely post updates with similar data without iPhone as well. For now here is the side by side comparison of data recorded.

    PS: The timings are bit different in both because I forgot to Pause my Runkeeper app at one signal where I had to stop for some seconds.

    Total Calories : Difference of 33 and since :apple:Watch is using Heart Rate to calculate that, I am considering that to be more accurate.
    Distance : Difference of 0.06 miles. Hoping this difference would lower down with time.
    Average Pace: Almost Similar

    Please share similar data if any one of you already tried comparing it with your best running app or planning to do so.

    Attached Files:

  2. mr.anthonyramos macrumors 6502a


    Apr 25, 2015
    Hong Kong
  3. lakekj macrumors newbie

    Apr 10, 2015
    Nice. I figure that 315 ft give or take between the 2 apps is close enough. Then again I work for the government #
  4. shandyman Suspended

    Apr 24, 2010
    Dublin, Ireland
    From what I understand, it takes a few days for the Watch to calibrate to you, in regards to pace, etc, and that it relies on the iPhone in that period. If you're running a health app on the iPhone that uses GPS at the same time, will that not have a knock on effect on the Watch's results, or vice versa?

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