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FITNESS POINTS CALCULATION WRONG?

david129david129 Posts: 4 [Apprentice Seeker]
hello good morning
lately with my tom tom spark 3, I had some problems with my fitness points calculated in my tom tom spark 3, normally running 5k always towards 900 points almost always between the 500 and 900 maximum range at my best but two weeks ago I'm showing between 1,500 and 1528 fitness points for the same 5k course, but I have not improved to score as many fitness points. Is the calculation wrong?

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  • david129david129 Posts: 4 [Apprentice Seeker]
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  • tfarabaughtfarabaugh Posts: 16,626
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    It is not a question of wrong or right, but more if it is valid data in the first place. 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 uses your calculated VO2Max (which will be wrong as no watch can compute this) to calculate points. It is not the amount of exercise that matters, it is the intensity. Unless you are in Z3 or higher for a substantial part of your workout it will not change anything. If your workouts are walks or jogs or anything that is not intense, it will have no impact on the age and points. 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.
  • david129david129 Posts: 4 [Apprentice Seeker]

    I know you can not tell me how much fitness I am, the problem eradicated in which a month ago I stopped running and returned to run almost a month later, what makes me curious is that my watch between February 4 and 18 February the calculation of the points is normal as always, as much I could do 860 as maximum, but because now after almost 1 month, I use the same clock and I do almost exactly the same route and now it always marks me on the 1000 points .. ., what my question is ... I have not improved in my performance or run more than normal to feel exhausted, I have run normally at a pace always and now that I say I'm increasing my pace and physical I do not think so ? On the contrary, the question is because it is marking so many points along the same route.

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