After being on SP more than I year, I just now discovered the Fitness Map. I love it! Instead of preplanning a route with my car's odometer, I can track how many miles I walk by using this feature. I encourage everyone to try it, especially for C25K or 5K Your Way. Very easy! Go to Fitness and click on "Map Your Route". This will even give you calories burned and your speed.
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If you walk or run around your neighborhood for exercise, make sure to use the "Map Your Route" feature on the fitness tracking page to get the most accurate numbers for your log. Furthermore, click on the satellite view once in a while. I was surprised to find I was "jipping" myself about .2 mile on every walk because the route I was tracking on the map view wasn't quite right!
It can be downloaded to almost any type of phone, and track the GPS signal. Shows the speed (min/km), calories, time, distance. Uploads automatically. Then I can review my track on the maps at endomondo.com, and copy back to sparkpeople's fitness tracker.
I didn't realize at the beginning, but it is such a motivation to see the list of exercises with maps. Also, I explore new roads, as it tracks the distance, I know when I reach 3km.
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