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usmaak

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I do a lot of walking on the treadmill in my basement and I have noticed that the distance given to me by the Workout app is significantly different from that given me by the treadmill. My old GARMIN watch gave me the opportunity to select the distance at the end of every walk but the Apple Watch does not seem to have this option. Is there any way I can adjust it after the walk?
 

Howard2k

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I’ve seen the same thing with treadmills. No way to correct it that I know of.
 

Chevysales

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I do a lot of walking on the treadmill in my basement and I have noticed that the distance given to me by the Workout app is significantly different from that given me by the treadmill. My old GARMIN watch gave me the opportunity to select the distance at the end of every walk but the Apple Watch does not seem to have this option. Is there any way I can adjust it after the walk?
Of course the of lack of GPS is at issue there. Though you can calibrate/reset it with just treadmill it would be incorrect based on Apple instructions for setup. I've never used it with treadmills in years.
 
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usmaak

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Of course the of lack of GPS is at issue there. Though you can calibrate/reset it with just treadmill it would be incorrect based on Apple instructions for setup. I've never used it with treadmills in years.
I only use my treadmill when the weather sucks. It's just interesting to me that I was always able to do this with my Garmin Venu. If the AW is going to just toss up a pointless and inaccurate mileage on indoor walk, I wish it would just not show it.
 

ignatius345

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Not sure if this helps, but in the Health app on iOS, you can go to "Walking + Running Distance" and then "show all data". From there you can delete an incorrect entry. There's also an "Add Data" button that lets you manually input distance and time. You could just input what your treadmill says manually.

What I'm not sure of is whether this gets reflected back in the Workout app and/or the Apple Watch. Might be worth playing around with.
 

Jackbequickly

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I used a treadmill on bad weather days and find my watch is behind about a 7% when I compare them. I pretty well ignore the treadmill readouts and stick with my AW statistics.
 

usmaak

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I used a treadmill on bad weather days and find my watch is behind about a 7% when I compare them. I pretty well ignore the treadmill readouts and stick with my AW statistics.
That's what I'm doing as well. I was thinking or just using the Garmin watch for treadmill walks, but nah.
 
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