GPS Watch Tracks Statistics of Mowing the Lawn

Mowing the Lawn GPS Read-out

I’ve got a watch that’s enabled with Global Positioning Satellite (GPS) technology. It can track my movements from outer space, providing information back to me about my speed, position, elevation… that kind of stuff. I usually use it for tracking any running or bicycling that I do throughout the week.

Yesterday evening, however, I decided to use the watch to track my activity as I mowed my lawn. The read-out of this activity is visible here, above. It includes distance, time, average pace, elevation gain, calories burned (although it doesn’t account for the extra calories involved with pushing a lawn mower), and a host of other information about the statistics involved with mowing my lawn.

What I found most interesting about tracking this data was the realization that I cover a bit more distance than I might have guessed (0.58 miles = just short of 1 kilometer) — yet the whole exercise takes considerably less time than I might have guessed (19 minutes and 53 seconds, to be precise). When I plan to mow my lawn, I always mentally block off about 45 minutes. But in fact, it takes less than half that time! Weird, huh?

What is the point of all this? I don’t know. Just thought I’d share…

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