Calibrating My Fitbit Ultra So That My Running Stride And Overall Mileage Is Correct.
Fucking hell I had to abort the first draft of this post earlier after I leaned back on my chair and half of the back broke off.
The pain. I did my usual swearing at inanimate objects act before retreating to bed defeated.
Today my Fitbit Ultra arrived and with much excitement I set it up and went outside with a run with it.
I had a few problems calibrating the pedometer. When I came back from the run, the FitBit dashboard reported that I’d ran 8 miles when in fact I’d only ran 5.
I checked online for some advice on how to calibrate it properly and came across this article written by Joe Hall.
Fortunately since I always run with my Garmin Foreruner on I was able to work out my exact stride length quite easily. You have to enter this value into the configuration of the FitBit Ultra in feet and inches.
So I’d ran 5.03 miles which equates to 318,700 inches. I divided this by the number of steps taken, 8,881 and got 35.8 inches, which is just 0.2 inches off 3 foot (that’s not what she said). I’ve since tested the pedometer out and that seems to be it exactly!
I really should have checked the manual before going outside with it on, but I was fucking excited as you can see from my face here.
Anyway the run was a good one, even if it was pissing down at one point. Ran slightly faster today but I wasn’t trying to go quicker, I was just aiming to run without feeling out of breath.
Came back in a terrific mood, which is when I leaned backward into the chair.