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Unit Decimals in Mile Tracker

Group managers in Mile Tracker have an option to configure display options for tracking units. For example, you may want your tracking units to be only integer numbers (5 miles, 100 miles, etc.). In this case use 0 in Unit decimals control. For fractional units select the number of decimal places to use (1.25 miles, 1.375 miles, or 1.0075 miles).

Unit decimals control in Group settings in Mile Tracker
Unit decimals control in Group settings

Unit decimals in Mile Tracker control defines how many decimal places to use to display fractional units.

Example: Tracking Daily Steps

Consider a situation when we need to track daily steps for health reasons. A count of steps is an integer number. We configure our tracking units label to be Steps and seleect 0 for Unit decimals.

Set unit decimals to 0 to track units that are whole interger numbers
Set unit decimals to 0 to track daily steps

Below is how our data entry page looks like for step tracking. Only whole integer numbers are displayed without fractions, which keeps the user interface simple.

An example of using integer tracking units to track daily steps
An example of using integer tracking units to track daily steps

Example: Tracking Run Miles with Fractions

In this example we track daily run miles with 3 digit accuracy for fractional miles. We set Unit decimals value to 3.

Set unit decimals to 3 to track daily run miles with 3 digit fractional accuracy
Set unit decimals to 3 to track daily run miles

Output on data entry pages and reports changes to reflect our choice of fraction accuracy in tracking units.

An example for tracking run miles with 3 digit fractional accuracy
An example for tracking run miles with 3 digit fractional accuracy