Advertisement -- Learn more about ads on this site.
MODDEDCOROLLA
10,000-14,999 SparkPoints 13,479
SparkPoints
 

Metric/Imperial bugs on SparkPeople.com

Friday, March 01, 2013

I'm Dutch, and just like most of the world, we use Kilograms and Kilometers to measure weight and distance.
As SparkPeople.com is an American website, it defaults into pounds and miles, which is not really a problem to me, but there's several issues with the site:


On the main page of the 'my trackers' area of this website is the first issue:
it currently says "2 pounds lost!", but it should say 2 kilos lost as my tracker is set to kilos.
if SparkPeople.com chooses to use the word pounds by default, it should at least calculate to pounds as well. Properly switching that line to pounds would make it "4.4 Pounds Lost!", not 2.
It's not a huge deal, but it's annoying as I look at that page several times a day.


Another issue that I found today:
I was mapping my 4.7 mile (almost 8 kilometer) bike ride today and I wanted to calculate the calories lost for the fitness tracker.

But after selecting "90 kilos, 30 minutes", it just said 'ERROR' instead of calculating the calories.

So then I tried "200 pounds, 30 minutes" (which is the exact same thing!) and it calculated the calories just fine.

This basically forces someone who doesn't use pounds natively, to learn how to convert kilos into pounds, as the site simply won't work at times when using kilos.


I really hope this stuff gets fixed eventually, does anyone know a place where I can report these bugs?
Share This Post With Others
Member Comments About This Blog Post

    Be the First to Add Your Comment to the Blog Post

    Log in to post a comment


    Disclaimer: Weight loss results will vary from person to person. No individual result should be seen as a typical result of following the SparkPeople program.
 

More Blogs by MODDEDCOROLLA