Calibrate your foot pod to ensure accurate distance reading.
Having a foot pod makes life a lot easier. You do not have to worry about a poor GPS signal, plus you get the valuable number of strides. However, foot pods are not perfect. Just the other day, I caught mine lying about my distance.
A foot pod can be calibrated to fit each person’s stride length. A foot pod is automatically set to estimate distance based on an “average” stride and height, but for everyone else, your foot pod distance can be a little or a lot wrong. For example, if Verne Troyer and Shaq used the same foot pod, I think The Big Diesel would have strides a bit bigger than Mini-me’s, leading to drastically inaccurate distance readings.
To true up a foot pod, a calibration factor must be determined. Luckily, Digifit has you covered. In Digifit on an iOS device, you can calibrate your foot pod after your run. To do so:
1. Record a workout using a foot pod and with Location Services turned ON.
2. After the workout is over, an asterisk will be next to your distance. Tap on your distance
3. You will be taken to your calibration screen. If your foot pod needs to be “trued up”, the app measured distance and the actual distance will be different. If this is the case, tap save.
4. Appreciate the awesomeness that is accuracy!
Now, all of your foot pod workouts will use this calibration factor to assure that your Digifit results are as accurate as possible.