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I'm fairly new to eBooks on Kindle, and in case it matters, I'm using the Kindle App on my oversized smartphone instead of a dedicated Kindle device. I love the feature that estimates the time remaining to complete a chapter; however, it seems to think I can read WAY faster than I really do. I've only just begun my first eBook on Kindle. I read the Prologue one night and read Chapter 1 the next night (10% of the book). It still thinks I'm a much faster reader than I really am.

How long does it normally take the Kindle app to learn a person's actual reading speed?

I'm looking for how many hours, pages, or reading sessions, etc. before people felt Kindle honed in on it correctly.

  • Does this answer your question? How does the Kindle's reading rate algorithm work? – mmmmmm Oct 9 at 17:25
  • "How does the Kindle's reading rate algorithm work?" doesn't really answer the question unfortunately. That thread focuses on factors that go into determining a person's reading speed, but it doesn't speak to how long to takes the algorithm to converge on a reasonable solution that approximates an individual's actual reading speed. I'm looking for how many hours, pages, reading sessions, etc. before people feel Kindle honed in it correctly. Of course, this will vary by individual, since I assume Kindle's first guess is immediately correct for some folks. – Scott Bordelon Oct 9 at 18:00

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