- Personal Bests calculation
- Personal Bests correction
- Excluding a workout from Personal Bests
- Workouts not included in statistics
Personal Bests calculation
The Personal Bests are calculated by looking at all of your workouts within a certain sport and finding the parts where you did the best. It can be the entire workout or just part of the workout that qualifies for a personal best, as long as the distance or duration for the personal best is completed.
For example: you run 10 km - the first 2 km at a slow warm up pace, then you run fast for 7 km and finish off by slowing down and relaxing the last kilometer, and you track it all in one workout. The 7 km you do in the middle could easily be your best "12 minutes running test" (12 minutes running), 3 miles and 5 km, but since you relaxed the first and last part of the workout it might not be your best 10 km.
The "metric" (or imperial) settings will display any distance in your profile in km (miles), but personal best statistics on your home page are the only exception.
Personal Bests are generated automatically for only some sports (running, cycling sport, mountain biking, roller skating, roller skiing, cross country skiing, kayaking, rowing, orienteering, riding, swimming) for the most common distances (measured in races), both in km and miles. Many of our users find it useful to know their best 5km or 10km time even though they live in a country that uses the imperial system. The distance/duration that trigger a new Personal Best is different from sport to sport. For example: For running the first PB is either "12 minutes running test" or 3 mile, for Cycling Sport it is 10 miles or one hour.
The certain values (5km, 3mi etc.) for personal bests are generated automatically, pre-set by Endomondo and cannot be changed or added by users.
Personal Bests correction
If your Personal Bests are wrong, it is probably because one of your workouts has been incorrectly recorded. On the Home screen at www.endomondo.com, you can click on the duration/distance on the Personal Bests overview to go to the workout where the personal best is registered from.
First check if the workout data such as distance, duration and sport is correct – if something is wrong, open the on the workout actions menu ('v') located above the map and select the ‘Edit’ button and correct the data.
If the data looks correct, you can check the graphs and map and look for any visible errors. Sometimes the GPS picks up track points which are off, this can affect the distance and speed making it look like you moved further and faster than you did. You cannot correct the workout route or graphs, but you can exclude the workout from your stats.
Excluding a workout from Personal Bests
It is possible to exclude a certain workout from your personal bests and challenges: Go to the Workout open the on the workout actions menu ('v') located above the map and click the ‘Edit’ button and uncheck the box: ‘Include in statistics’ – now the workout is excluded from your personal bests and challenges.
Workouts that have records better than world records are marked as "rejected" by default. Incase some of your workouts are incorrect but you still want to keep them in PBs, please follow the instructions in the previous FAQ post on how to correct them.
Workouts that beat world records are automatically marked as "not included in statistics" by the Endomondo software. This can happen for workouts that has a GPS glitch, but also if a cycling workout is imported from Garmin as a running workout. If one of your workouts has been excluded by the validation filter, it will show like in the image below on www.endomondo.com.
If it shows like this you have to open the workout actions menu ('v') located above the map and click “Edit” and check the “Include in Statistics” box to have the workout included in the challenge. See below how to do that. Also remember to change the sport from running to cycling if that was the reason for the exclusion.