Title

The Effect of Different Running Apps on the Accuracy of the Distance Measured

Author(s)

Ellie Tanner

School Name

Heathwood Hall Episcopal School

Grade Level

9th Grade

Presentation Topic

Consumer Science

Presentation Type

Non-Mentored

Abstract

The purpose of this experiment is to investigate which running app is most accurate in regards to the distance measured. The procedure of the experiment began with the participants signing a consent form before their participation was allowed. The participants then walked five laps each on the track, and for each lap walked, the app being used to measure the distance was changed. Factors were kept constant by the same location and time being used for each trial, the same general height of the walkers remained constant, and the same distance of one lap around the track was used to carry out the trials. The accuracy of the apps results was compared to the actual measured out set distance of one lap around a track, 0.25 miles, to see which app held the most accurate results. The walkers began at the same spot each time, and walked in the same exact lane, the inside lane, during each trial and started and ended at the same spot. The experiment was carried out on the track over the span of two weeks. The results of this experiment showed that Pacer Pedometer and Step Tracker is the most accurate running app in regards to distance being measured, and that Strava was the least accurate.

Location

Furman Hall 110

Start Date

3-28-2020 11:15 AM

Presentation Format

Oral and Written

Group Project

No

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Mar 28th, 11:15 AM

The Effect of Different Running Apps on the Accuracy of the Distance Measured

Furman Hall 110

The purpose of this experiment is to investigate which running app is most accurate in regards to the distance measured. The procedure of the experiment began with the participants signing a consent form before their participation was allowed. The participants then walked five laps each on the track, and for each lap walked, the app being used to measure the distance was changed. Factors were kept constant by the same location and time being used for each trial, the same general height of the walkers remained constant, and the same distance of one lap around the track was used to carry out the trials. The accuracy of the apps results was compared to the actual measured out set distance of one lap around a track, 0.25 miles, to see which app held the most accurate results. The walkers began at the same spot each time, and walked in the same exact lane, the inside lane, during each trial and started and ended at the same spot. The experiment was carried out on the track over the span of two weeks. The results of this experiment showed that Pacer Pedometer and Step Tracker is the most accurate running app in regards to distance being measured, and that Strava was the least accurate.