Why your fitness band might be lying to you
1:17

Why your fitness band might be lying to you

Smartwatches
[MUSIC] If you're using a fitness band and it hasn't been calibrated, you're doing it all wrong. I have some bad news for you. Whatever mileage you track today will [MUSIC] But you might have worked more or less than what [SOUND] your fitness tracker is actually showing you. That's because, by default, trackers calculate the distance by multiplying your walking steps, and walking stride length. And stride length is set by using your height and gender. So if your tracker gets your stride length wrong, then your distance is wrong, too. The good news is that if all you care about is how much you're walking relative to yesterday or tomorrow, then your tracker isn't really letting you down. But if you're like me and you want your fitness data to be exact, then you'll have to calibrate your device. The way you do this depends on what tracker you're using, but here's how to do it for Fitbit. Head over to a place where you know the exact distance, like a track. Now, walk that distance and count your steps. Now you can figure out your stride length by dividing the total distance in feet by the number of steps you took. When you have that number, head to your FitBit dashboard and update your new Stride Length. If you have an Apple Watch, check out Dan [UNKNOWN] how-to on calibrating it. And now you're doing it right

Up Next

Your social apps are crushing your data plan
ydiawinstagramdata.jpg

Up Next

Your social apps are crushing your data plan

It's time to make Android bloatware disappear

It's time to make Android bloatware disappear

How to make your food look Instagram-worthy

How to make your food look Instagram-worthy

Your phone's screen is ruining your sleep

Your phone's screen is ruining your sleep

How to make your laptop battery last longer
ydiawlaptopbatteries.jpg

How to make your laptop battery last longer

Why you might want to consider moving your thermostat
ydiawthermostat.jpg

Why you might want to consider moving your thermostat

The driving myth that too many people believe
ydiawcarheating.jpg

The driving myth that too many people believe

Why you should stop closing apps to save battery life
ydiawapps.jpg

Why you should stop closing apps to save battery life

Here are the easiest ways to speed up your Wi-Fi

Here are the easiest ways to speed up your Wi-Fi

Tech Shows

The Apple Core
apple-core-w

The Apple Core

Alphabet City
alphabet-city-w

Alphabet City

CNET Top 5
cnet-top-5-w

CNET Top 5

The Daily Charge
dc-site-1color-logo.png

The Daily Charge

What the Future
what-the-future-w

What the Future

Tech Today
tech-today-w

Tech Today

Latest News All latest news

The Apple Watch Has Life-Saving Features
220811-yt-the-apple-watch-saved-my-life-and-could-save-yours-too-site-1

The Apple Watch Has Life-Saving Features

How a Massive Particle Accelerator Could Rewrite the History of the Printing Press
yt-x-ray-scanning-v4

How a Massive Particle Accelerator Could Rewrite the History of the Printing Press

Is It Time to Finally Buy an Electric Car Under the New Tax Credit Rules?
ev-credits-00-08-35-16-still170

Is It Time to Finally Buy an Electric Car Under the New Tax Credit Rules?

Galaxy Watch 5: My First 2 Days With Samsung's Watches
watch-5-thumb

Galaxy Watch 5: My First 2 Days With Samsung's Watches

When Is the iPhone Flip Going to Come Out?
apple-stuff-ep-8cnet

When Is the iPhone Flip Going to Come Out?

Ask Farnoosh: Can I Afford Having a Baby in a Recession?
farnoosh-3

Ask Farnoosh: Can I Afford Having a Baby in a Recession?

Most Popular All most popular

Top 5 iPhone 14 Rumors
iphone14-rumors2021-200000

Top 5 iPhone 14 Rumors

Is It Time to Finally Buy an Electric Car Under the New Tax Credit Rules?
ev-credits-00-08-35-16-still170

Is It Time to Finally Buy an Electric Car Under the New Tax Credit Rules?

When Is the iPhone Flip Going to Come Out?
apple-stuff-ep-8cnet

When Is the iPhone Flip Going to Come Out?

How a Massive Particle Accelerator Could Rewrite the History of the Printing Press
yt-x-ray-scanning-v4

How a Massive Particle Accelerator Could Rewrite the History of the Printing Press

The Apple Watch Has Life-Saving Features
220811-yt-the-apple-watch-saved-my-life-and-could-save-yours-too-site-1

The Apple Watch Has Life-Saving Features

SpyraTwo hands-on: The ultimate water gun
spyratwo-2

SpyraTwo hands-on: The ultimate water gun

Latest Products All latest products

Galaxy Watch 5: My First 2 Days With Samsung's Watches
watch-5-thumb

Galaxy Watch 5: My First 2 Days With Samsung's Watches

Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 4 and Z Flip 3 Specs Compared
220809-yt-galaxy-z-flip-4-vs-z-flip-3-v2

Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 4 and Z Flip 3 Specs Compared

Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 4 First Take: Bigger Cover Screen, New Cameras
jje-9771

Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 4 First Take: Bigger Cover Screen, New Cameras

MacOS Ventura Public Beta: The 3 Best New Features
thumb1

MacOS Ventura Public Beta: The 3 Best New Features

What You Should Know About the Nothing Phone 1
nothingphone1-cms

What You Should Know About the Nothing Phone 1

New WatchOS 9 Features Coming Soon to Apple Watch
p1050672

New WatchOS 9 Features Coming Soon to Apple Watch

Latest How To All how to videos

How to Clean Your Keyboard's Sticky Keys
3keyboards

How to Clean Your Keyboard's Sticky Keys

How to Play Games from PlayStation Plus on PC
psstill

How to Play Games from PlayStation Plus on PC

How to Delete or Disable Your Instagram Account
phoneonorange

How to Delete or Disable Your Instagram Account

Fix Your iPhone Screen With Apple's Self-Service Repair Kit
dsc00641

Fix Your iPhone Screen With Apple's Self-Service Repair Kit

How to Buy a Budget Laptop in 2022
budgetlaptops-00-08-35-15-still001

How to Buy a Budget Laptop in 2022

Google Pay: How to Set Up and Use
googlepay-inhand

Google Pay: How to Set Up and Use