Fitbit Ionic APPEARS To Be Underreporting GPS Mileage After OS 1.2 Update.

by Anura Guruge

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Today, after I had updated to OS 1.2.

Same run last week. One of my regular, fixed routes that I can run with my eyes closed.

Just been told that it is a KNOWN ISSUE!

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Just a HEADS UP for now.

I updated to Fitbit OS 1.2 yesterday morning (very early). I ran a new route yesterday, so I had no reference as to reported mileage.

Today, I did one of my regular runs — which I run at least once a week and have run, multiple times, with multiple GPS watches: Garmin Vivoactive HR, Garmin Vivoactive 3 & now a Fitbit Ionic.

There is a metal gate and I turn around at it when my watch says I have done 1.6+ miles. That is to make sure I get at least 3.2 miles.

Today, I get to the gate … BANG on my Ionic … and it says 1.59. I go ‘strange …’.

Could be user error on my part though I am not sure how since I start at the same place.

What I am trying to determine is whether any of YOU have spotted anything strange.

Then we might have a case.

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by Anura Guruge

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