Help me understand the workout app's logic

Discussion in 'Apple Watch Apps' started by silver8ack, Dec 23, 2015.

  1. silver8ack macrumors regular

    Jul 22, 2010
    So one day I ran outside. Another I ran inside.

    The outside day, I ran farther, faster, longer, and with a slightly higher avg heart rate.

    Yet, according to the workout app, I burned more calories and active calories during the shorter, slower, easier indoor run.


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  2. BlueMoon63 macrumors 68020

    Mar 30, 2015
    Not really certain, but the outdoor would include GPS if you brought your phone. Have you calibrated yet? The indoor run may have been an estimate if you haven't calibrated yet

    My indoor runs dropped in distance once I calibrated an outdoor run.
  3. TxWatch macrumors 6502


    Nov 30, 2015
    I do not run indoors, but I have had no luck calibrating my Watch with multiple outdoor runs.

    I have also found the Active calories are not accurate when you run without your phone. If the Watch thinks you ran 8 miles, it will calculate your Active calories as if you really ran that far, regardless of your actual mileage. In my case, the distance and calories are off by a factor of 1.3, which is quite a big difference.


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