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Accuracy of Runkeeper vs MapMyRun

 

   


MikeB12

Nov 4, 10 7:39

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Short run last night and for grins I compared MapMyRun vs my Runkeeper app. Big difference in my eyes; 5.2 mi on MMR and 4.85 mi on Runkeeper. I expected *some* variance, but this seems high. What can I use for a little better accuracy? I don't have a gps watch, but maybe I should look into one.


nickwhite

Nov 4, 10 8:38

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You got it. A GPS watch will be the easiest way to get an accurate measurement of the course. If you want a quick and dirty way, you could drive it on your bike or your car.


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stevepdx

Nov 4, 10 8:50

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I use runkeeper on my iphone. If you look at the map on runkeeper and zoom in, the map points are often off. I can edit the map and put the points visually closer to the actual route, but that's a lot of work. I use mapmyrun to determine the actual distance for a the route. runkeeper is just not reliable, so i use it as an easy way to keep track of which days i ran and approximate mileage. there are times it's accurate like the 5k race i ran recently it was 3.1mi exactly, but that doesn't happen a lot.
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