Tuesday, December 20, 2011

GPS watch Inaccuracy Article

For every runner who has ever complained that a race you ran was not the right distance please go to the link below and read this article from the NY Times today.

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/12/20/health/nutrition/gps-watches-may-not-track-runs-accurately.html?_r=3

6 comments:

Diana said...

Very interesting! Thanks for posting. Enjoy the Holidays!

kilax said...

I loved that article. I get so irritated when people complain about very small discrepancies in a course length. I mean, if it's way off, sure. But come on. I have never had my watch off my the amount quoted in the article.

Julie @ ROJ Running said...

Good to know. I am sooo guilty of getting mad at a race for being the "wrong" distance, per my watch.

J said...

Interesting! My running buddy and I have had some discrepancy between mileage but its never more than a few tenths. Gmaps is always longer than what my watch says. I just have gotten used to it.

Mark said...

Thanks for the link! Merry Christmas!

Laura said...

I actually didn't read the NYT article till now, BUT there was a follow up to it that I thought was interesting: http://www.dcrainmaker.com/2011/12/why-new-york-times-gps-running-article.html?spref=tw