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Active Age & machines

FushwifeFushwife Posts: 2 [Apprentice Traveler]
How can I have lost 12kg smash the 10,000 steps every day and my age hasn't moved since January?? Also why is there not an elliptical on the watch as treadmill is not accurate when using the elliptical??

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  • tfarabaughtfarabaugh Posts: 15,609 Superusers
    Fushwife wrote:
    How can I have lost 12kg smash the 10,000 steps every day and my age hasn't moved since January?? Also why is there not an elliptical on the watch as treadmill is not accurate when using the elliptical??
    Fitness age is only calculated during running and cycling activities and only if you reach a minimum HR threshold (Zone 3). It does not change very much as you are not going to see a huge change in fitness age over time. I honestly don't feel you can make any judgments from what it is telling you in terms of fitness points or fitness age. It only uses runs or cycles to calculate points and while it does refine its readings over time but it seems to be a random, capricious measure that ties to very little. It is based on whatever algorithm TT came up with, which is different than what Garmin uses or Strava uses, or anyone else. Ultimately I don't expect a watch to be able to tell me how fit I am.

    They are not adding any more sports modes, that is what they added Freestyle and gym modes for. Freestyle is for any GPS enabled non-core activities and Gym for non-GPS enabled activities. If they start adding sports modes then you may want equestrian sports and I may want football and someone else may want paddle sports, this is why then went with the generic Freestyle. The existing sports also tie into the lifetime totals on MySports. If they add more sports modes they would also need to redesign all of MySports to capture them.

    Unfortunately, this is likely not going to happen for several reasons. First, there needs to be enough demand to justify the resources so there needs to be a large enough percentage of users that would use that feature to make it worth the investment of time for TT to program it. Second, there needs to be underlying data available for it. Calories for each activity are calculated based on METs tables so if there are no METs tables for an activity they cannot add it or else they have no way to calculate calories (they do not default it to HR as not everyone has an HR device). The final and most important factor is that TT has left the wearables industry and is no longer producing new devices, so I would not expect much beyond bug fixes go forward as they devices are now legacy products. They will likely support what they have but not add anything new. Essentially the devices are what they are at this point and we are going to have to live with them as the are.

    I hope this helped answer your question. If so, please mark it as a solution so others can look for it if they have the same question.
  • FushwifeFushwife Posts: 2 [Apprentice Traveler]
    Thanks that makes perfect sense now I realise how it works. Enjoy your day :-)
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