Tomtom Runner 2 fitness point algorithm has issues
This has probably been raised before, but I have noticed that I am getting "cheated" on fitness points with the Tomtom Runner 2. In particular, while the watch analyzes altitude and ascent, it doesn't seem to give any credit for altitude. Case in point: I do a 4 mile walk (my titanium hip won't let me run anymore) on flat terrain at 16 min/mile and I am awarded 1600+ points. But I only get 580 points for a 6.5 mile hike with a 1500 ft ascent at 22 min/mile. How do I know it is a 1500 ft ascent? The watch tells me. The 6.5 mile hike was clearly harder (OK, it was also 32 degrees C). I know this is quibbling some, but if you are going to give points and then tell me that I am old as crap, it would be nice to get credit for actual hard work, especially since the data is there. It is also likely that the calorie count is also wrong. It would be nice to have an update (there were many updates after I got it two years ago) that would make the "rewards" more reflective of the activity.