Activity level goes up while driving

rockitdog

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Mar 25, 2013
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I'm a PT Lyft driver and have noticed that my activity level goes up while I'm driving presumably from the road bumps and vibration. Is there anything I can do to slow this down or change this?
 

danmart

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It may not be 100% accurate, but you are undertaking activity whilst driving. So you should be registering active calories.

Amusingly, I recently bought a new car and driving it results in significantly less calories for the same drive. My new car is measurably more relaxing to drive! :D
 
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chevelleguy3

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I believe it's because it is sensing movement but may not be 100% accurate. I have 2 vehicles that I drive on a regular basis and the activity that is registered varies quite a bit between the 2 on the same roads and same trip.
1 is a 98 Mustang GT Convertible which has been lowered and has low profile tires. It's stiff and you feel every bump in the road. I'm also shifting gears and cornering hard in it too. The activity registered is quite a bit more than my truck.
The other one is a 11 Silverado Crew Cab which has a much smoother ride and I don't drive it like I stole it.
 

danmart

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I think I've gotten up to 120bpm in really frustrating jams; that's the same as a full-on exercise session for me.
 

cmcgowan

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I think I've gotten up to 120bpm in really frustrating jams; that's the same as a full-on exercise session for me.
Everyday when I go 70+ MPH the rate jumps to 140 - when I get off the highway - it goes back to normal