More info, please
What breed of dog goes into the soup? They cant all taste the same, can they?
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How well does it calculate the pedestrian routes? The level of data for paths (sidewalks for the ignorant) is pretty poor.
Plus a calorie count for the journey, how does this work, I can understand it estimating it purely on distance and body mass, but what about the walking speed, walking style, amount of weight carried in the form of gym gear for your example of walking to the gym, etc, etc, etc. Not to mention the inclines of the route, which I have never seen in routing data, even the raw stuff.
As an ex-boffin turned techy some of the most useful contact I had with other boffins was in the bar at conferences, and the bar scene in Prague is just as conducive to scientific debate, I remember (hazily) on a beer cruise to the eastern delight that is Prague a long night of arguing over the interpretation of quantum theory with a sub-boffin and a layman, needless to say we had all the locals enthralled by our philosophical and technical boffinry. These days as a techy I tend to solve some of my most difficult conundrums over a nice pint of ale. Its just more sensationalist tripe, propoganda the lot, beer is good, we know it is, but the bleeding hearts think otherwise, tripe!