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I noticed miles off way off on treadmill usage cause you don't always keep your arms down like a normal walk or run(resting on the side). Can you change data like miles? based on the treadmill stats which are more accurate.
 

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i tried that but it doesn't seem to add in data into the watch fitness app for miles or anything
 
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I noticed miles off way off on treadmill usage cause you don't always keep your arms down like a normal walk or run(resting on the side). Can you change data like miles? based on the treadmill stats which are more accurate.


I'm sorry...how are treadmill miles more accurate? If it's like mine at the gym, it's not calibrated to my stats like the watch is. It gets wear and tear every day. Even my old fitbit was off according to the treadmill. I've learned to use one or the other method for tracking. Either I will use what the equipment says and write that down and log. Or rather use my Apple Watch and workout even harder to smash those damn activity rings. LOL.

Treadmill took the longest to calibrate for me cause I did not swing my arms. However placing the phone in my pocket instead of resting it on the machine helped it more quickly.
 
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Yea I'd assume the treadmill knows exactly how far it's gone. With a watch and resting your arms on the side for half the time not actually walking normal it was way off and always will be. I won't have my phone on my 100% of the time so I don't know if walking with my phone on a treadmill a few times will help accuracy in he long run?
Apple watch was off over a mile from the treadmill numbers
 
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Wouldn't a treadmill know how many rounds the band have gone?

I'm by no means an experts, but i know many and have work with trainers. That said treadmill belts could wear out or stretch over time, but that with regular maintenance, a mile on the treadmill would be the same as a mile run outdoors. The question is...are they maintained. At my gym, I never see them being worked on unless it's broken. LMAO> Treadmills also don't take your form and running efficiency into account. From what I read, the general consensus of regular runners is that treadmills are in no way, shape, or form accurate.
 
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Yea I'd assume the treadmill knows exactly how far it's gone. With a watch and resting your arms on the side for half the time not actually walking normal it was way off and always will be. I won't have my phone on my 100% of the time so I don't know if walking with my phone on a treadmill a few times will help accuracy in he long run?
Apple watch was off over a mile from the treadmill numbers


I'm with you. I am. By no means is the Watch perfect. But what about stride? I walk a mile with someone and because I have a longer stride, the mile post we walk I'm always short.
 
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I'm by no means an experts, but i know many and have work with trainers. That said treadmill belts could wear out or stretch over time, but that with regular maintenance, a mile on the treadmill would be the same as a mile run outdoors. The question is...are they maintained. At my gym, I never see them being worked on unless it's broken. LMAO> Treadmills also don't take your form and running efficiency into account. From what I read, the general consensus of regular runners is that treadmills are in no way, shape, or form accurate.
thats true but even then id assume it would be a hell of a lot more accurate than a watch if you don't walk normally(resting hands on the sides or front no swaying). Same thing for the stair stepper i don't know how well it measures it probably nothing good besides heart rate.
 
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thats true but even then id assume it would be a hell of a lot more accurate than a watch if you don't walk normally(resting hands on the sides or front no swaying). Same thing for the stair stepper i don't know how well it measures it probably nothing good besides heart rate.


What's even stranger is that the cycle and the elliptical are damn well equal when I workout. Sometimes even more.
 
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I'm with you. I am. By no means is the Watch perfect. But what about stride? I walk a mile with someone and because I have a longer stride, the mile post we walk I'm always short.

If the treadmill were accurate it would be accurate no matter what stride. But the AW needs to be calibrated and would not be as accurate. Most treadmills are not calibrated so I am in doubt of its accuracy either. Most fitness places run their equipment until it will no longer run paying little attention to it accuracy.
 
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If the treadmill were accurate it would be accurate no matter what stride. But the AW needs to be calibrated and would not be as accurate. Most treadmills are not calibrated so I am in doubt of its accuracy either. Most fitness places run their equipment until it will no longer run paying little attention to it accuracy.


Yep. Exactly what I said a few posts ago.
 
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