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    Marathon training: should you trust your tracker.

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    papa_umau
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    Marathon training: should you trust your tracker.

    Post by papa_umau on Tue 25 Apr 2017, 11:31 am

    Marathon training: should you trust your fitness tracker ?

    We've found inaccurate wearables that could make you run an extra 10 miles.

    Follow our tips to help you choose the best fitness tracker or fitness watch.

    The London Marathon is just over, when around 50,000 entrants hit the streets of the capital after months of training.

    If youre inspired enough to start training for next year, and want a fitness tracker to help you, buyer beware.

    Weve found fitness trackers, GPS running watches and smartwatches that greatly under or overstate distance so you may not have been hitting that 26-mile mark after all.

    Get the full review from Which? online HERE




    As I used to be a keen distance runner, I also used a smartwatch to tell me my time and distance, and this report gives me the willies.

    An extra "ten miles" could be the difference between finishing the distance and collapsing like that guy in the news, and few people know just how much strain is put on the heart by running much further than the distance you have trained for.


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    Re: Marathon training: should you trust your tracker.

    Post by zathrus on Thu 27 Apr 2017, 12:12 pm

    That's quite a shock Paps.

    Although I do not go jogging, my daughter does, and she has one of those gadgets on her wrist.

    I will have to tell her about this thread.
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    Re: Marathon training: should you trust your tracker.

    Post by papa_umau on Fri 28 Apr 2017, 11:19 am

    I guess, as far as that goes, this is one of the times when cost equates to quality.


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    Re: Marathon training: should you trust your tracker.

    Post by Angie baby on Sat 29 Apr 2017, 11:28 am

    I like to go jogging in order to try to keep trim, and I do have one of those step-counter and heart-rate-readers on my wrist, but as I only do it in a light way I do not need any great accuracy in the read-out.

    If I was a marathon runner I would certainly want to know that the information given by my wrist-monitor was accurate.
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    Re: Marathon training: should you trust your tracker.

    Post by papa_umau on Sun 30 Apr 2017, 11:43 am

    Of course you would Angie.

    The thing is that even the most expensive training "watches" can not be guaranteed to be accurate.

    The Apple-watch 2 is probably the best of them but you will need about 360 to buy one AND you will need to have an I-phone to pair with it for using the better functions.


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