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Distance and Pace Tracking of the Apple Watch

I have been using Map My Fitness (MMF) and TomTom (TT) Multi-Sports Cardio for quite a while. I love my TT very much except for an irritating sync bug between TT and MMF. I will go into that some day. Today I have got my 38mm Apple Watch Stainless Steel with a black Sports band delivered. While everyone mentioned that the 42mm is small enough to fit everyone, I find that 38mm fits even better. It's probably that I have a small wrist. Unlike my Pebble, Apple Watch is so comfortable that I had never once take out from my wrist.

My post today is comparing the accuracy of MMF and Apple Watch. I ran a 3.2km route at my usual pace. Here's the result.

MMF recorded me running 3.28km at a pace of 5:52km/min.

Apple Watch recorded me running 3.08km at 5:54km/min.

In terms of pace, they are pretty close. Let's check out the route. According to Singapore's OneMap measurement, it should be 3.28km.

Thus MMF is pretty spot-on on the distance. Strangely, both the MMF and Apple Watch ar…