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11-01-2016, 18:51
I have an Apple iPod. It has a Health app that gives you distance walked, steps, etc. I thought this was really cool until I hiked in a familiar area. The distances were underestimated. In a road walk I did the app said 2.3 miles while the car odometer said 3.0 miles. In other places it also underestimated but not by so much. I walk my dog every morning on the same route and the distance traveled varies according to the iPod. I assume the distance is done by GPS. My questions are: Is this indeed done by GPS? Are the underestimates due to tree canopies, poor reception for being carried in a pocket or pack or what? How does it determine number of steps?
Any insights would be appreciated.