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By Our Staff Writer

Garmin, a popular manufacturer of fitness watches, offers a feature called Garmin Performance Condition to its users. This feature provides users with real-time performance metrics during their runs to help them track their fitness levels. However, recent revelations by our Senior Editor of Wearables and Fitness Michael Hicks suggest that the feature may not be as accurate as users might think.

The issue, Hicks points out, is that the Performance Condition feature may not be providing users with a true understanding of their fitness improvements over time. The initial 6-minute score provided by the feature is an estimate that may not accurately reflect a user’s overall performance during a run. This means that the feature might not accurately reflect an individual’s fitness level, potentially leading to a false sense of improvement.

Furthermore, the Performance Condition feature lacks the ability to take into account different variables that can affect a runner’s performance, such as weather conditions, elevation changes, and race day excitement. This means that the feature may not always provide an accurate picture of a runner’s true performance.

As a result of these findings, users may want to take caution when relying solely on the Performance Condition feature to track their fitness progress. One possible solution could be to have the option to customize when the Performance Condition widget appears, or to have a post-run Performance Condition graph that shows a runner’s drop-off in performance over time.

For now, it seems that Garmin watch users may need to take the data provided by the Performance Condition feature with a grain of salt. While this feature can be a helpful tool for monitoring performance, it may not provide a complete and accurate picture of a runner’s fitness levels. Users should consider incorporating other metrics and tools to get a more well-rounded view of their training progress.

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