Last updated on February 6th, 2017 at 03:02 am
Wednesday I went for a run and I decided to use the Nike Running app instead of miCoach for a change and also simply because I hadn’t used it since June. What I noticed left me pretty confused. Let me explain.
|Splits using miCoach|
My splits using the miCoach app are close to 5:30 to 5:45 per Km (see image on right). This has been pretty consistent for several months. I tend to use the same loop when I run since I know what my milestones are. I know that when I run past a certain building I have ran my first Km, or cross a bridge at my 2 Km mark etc.
Like I mentioned before, this week I went running and used the Nike Running app. I used the same usual loop. I would consider my run on Wednesday to be pretty consistent with all my other runs. What I found was that my splits were between 6:39 to 7:01 (see image below). That is almost 1 minute per Km difference between the two apps. I also noticed that my Km marks were off as well when I used Nike Running App.
These two apps are working with the same GPS, so this leaves me to wonder, which one of these apps is accurate? I would like to think that I can run 1 Km under 6 minutes, but maybe I have been deceiving myself? I was pretty disappointed to see my results on Wednesday. My goal is to run with an average pace of 5 min/km. If the Nike Running app is correct, that means I have a lot of progress to make still.
|Splits using Nike Running|
How do I figure out which one is more accurate? I have tried to google this issue to see if anyone else has seen this discrepancy but I didn’t find any valuable results. Perhaps I can download a third running app and compare the results; best 2 out of 3 win? Has anyone else come across this issue? If you have, please let me know, I would like to hear!