Keep in mind that the steps and distance calculations are based on arm movement. The data we use for calculating distance is your height and step length from your profile. If your hands are not active while you walk then the accuracy of distance detection may decrease.
In the case of hiking, if you keep your arms resting on the straps of your backpack or you use walking sticks, GoBe3 will recognize this as sitting, because it will not detect any arm movement.
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