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jpeka65844 04-15-2013 10:12 AM

RunKeeper discrepancies?
So I was shooting for 6.5 miles yesterday and plotted my route online with RunKeeper. However, when I used the app on my iPhone while running, it wound up being .8 miles short of the online route.

Which do you think was accurate? I don't know enough about GPS and all that business to know......

OregonGirl 04-15-2013 03:59 PM

Hi Denice -

I use RunKeeper a fair amount and I would trust the actual miles you logged while running over the course you plotted it. RunKeeper *tries* to follow all sidewalks, pathways and other public areas that you might run on, but they can't always follow everywhere you may put your foot down. :)

If you want to grow your street team, I am OregonGirl. Always happy to cheer fellow Disboards/RunKeeper peeps on!

- Carey

Haas4Concern 04-15-2013 07:56 PM

You can add me too. I love the motivation that comes from people watching my activity. Name is in my sig.

jpeka65844 04-16-2013 07:18 PM

I'm using the free version of the App and don't see anything about street team. Is that only on the $ version?

Haas4Concern 04-16-2013 09:45 PM


Originally Posted by jpeka65844 (Post 48124933)
I'm using the free version of the App and don't see anything about street team. Is that only on the $ version?

I think its just your friends list.

ghoulishgirl 04-17-2013 12:59 AM

I use the Garmin sync app on RunKeeper and Sunday I ran my first sub-ten minute mile (9:56) in a looooooong time and after it was imported to RunKeeper, it was a 10:13. :(

I tweeted RunKeeper and all they had to say was, 'we interpret GPS points differently, rather than just read Garmin stats. However, that pace difference is larger than usual.'

I'm inclined to believe my Garmin, not just because of the sub-ten, but because my times on it have always been consistent.

SueInBoston 04-17-2013 03:44 PM

My Runkeeper GPS has been messed up since the last update. My usual route has been 3.5m for years and now Runkeeper thinks it's 4+ ;) Since I run the same route, i don't even really pay attention to it anymore.

johde 04-18-2013 04:33 PM

That seems like an awful big difference. What I would do is download the run from your Iphone to your computer and see if you see any major problems with the path. I use my Garmin 305 and most of the time I'm off no more than a couple of tenth of a mile from what I'm expecting even over a half marathon distance. That being said, going in circles causes trouble with GPS's.

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