Distance/Ascent differences between device apps

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    Robyn

    Thanks for posting.

    When calculating stats, Gaia GPS uses an algorithm and filter to account for inaccurate GPS points. Every program uses a different formula to deal with inaccurate GPS points when calculating stats - Gaia GPS is most likely filtering points more heavily than the Apple Workout app.

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    David H

    Thanks!

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    abe.tomas

    I found out that when the Apple Watch and iPhone are calibrated (following instructions from https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT204516), the gaiagps distance on the phone app is more or less the same as the apple workout (hike) distance.  

    And it seems that the gaiagps watch app uses the distance from apple workout distance.  If you concurrently run gaiagps watch app and gaiagps phone app, the phone app may have a different distance from the watch app, and gaiagps watch app distance is equal to apple workout distance.

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