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When I’m walking or hiking, my Apple Watch running Strava displays my instantaneous speed, updating once per second. However, even when I’m walking at a consistent pace, the speed value dances around the true figure, forcing me to take a mental average and discard outliers. 

Suggested feature: display a smoothed speed on Apple Watch during activities. For example, display the median of the last 20 seconds’ worth of measurements, or speed calculated over the last 1/16 mile or whatever. 

I am much less interested in the watch’s idea of how fast I’m going at this exact instant, especially when there is a significant amount of noise in the reported data. I’m much more interested in my current accurate walking/hiking pace over roughly the last half a minute. 

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And another thing... since the figure is constantly fluctuating by at least 0.1 or 0.2 miles per hour, there's no reason to be reporting the speed in increments as fine as 0.01 MPH. That last significant figure can't possibly be accurate, and therefore is just noise to be filtered out by the user. Since the forum in this particular case is a wristwatch on a moving person, every effort should be taken to simplify the information presented, and rounding the speed to the nearest 0.1 MPH is accurate enough, certainly for hiking and walking activities.