Feb 24

Does TrainAsONE work with treadmill runs?

Category: FAQs

Whilst the TrainAsONE mobile app is currently unable to record treadmill runs, the TrainAsONE platform does cater for treadmill runs recorded using 3rd party products.

Examples of companies that provide devices or apps that can (to a greater or lesser extent) record treadmill runs are:

  • Coros
  • Garmin
  • Polar
  • RunKeeper
  • Suunto

Commonly for 3rd party apps and sports watches to record such runs, they need to be placed into a ‘treadmill mode’.

When TrainAsONE receives a such a run it should be able to detect that it is a treadmill recording and mark it as such. It does this setting the ‘Footing type’ field to ‘Treadmill’. However, some services are not always consistent in the meta data they send and so this automatic tagging is not foolproof. If the data of a treadmill run reported by TrainAsONE, e.g. it’s distance or pace, is not as expected then checking the ‘Footing type’ field should be the first thing to check.

If you are unable to record a treadmill run using a device or app, then you can always resort to entering it’s details manually within TrainAsONE.

About The Author

Dr. Sean Radford, the Founder & CEO of TrainAsONE, is a medical doctor, IT expert, coach and podium finisher in international endurance events. He has dedicated more than 20 years to the research of health, fitness and social well-being of the general population. He has been developing Artificially Intelligent (AI) and Machine Learning (ML) tools to help tackle some of the world’s leading health issues. Dr Radford is a Tech Ambassador for the UK, considered a leading expert in his field, and is a regular speaker at key events, as well as an author of numerous research publications.