I noticed my watch 5 is slow to lock GPS signal. Today, after I touch running icon, it took 10 minutes for the GPS(location) icon to get stable(non-flash).
I want to make sure the GPS is locked before I start running. Anyone knows if there is a way for me to check if GPS signal is locked before I hit running icon? Thanks.
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Thanks @LongHiker . I found the GPS icon per your suggestion. I tried it in the last several days, but it took on average 7 minutes to lock the GPS(i.e. to make the GPS icon solid) after I went to workout->running screen. This is not acceptable performance, as I can't imagine it takes that long. My wife's Apple watch 5 takes several seconds at best to get solid GPS signal. My Samsung Watch 5 is just a month old. Is this a hardware failure? Anyone has the same issue? Samsung, please advise.
Hi @LongHiker, do you have the latest software installed? Also, do you have your watch 5 pro connected to your phone when you said it takes several seconds to lock GPS on the watch? In my case, I always leave the phone at home and leverage the GPS sensor built inside the watch when I run outside( and it takes 8 minutes to lock GPS). Thanks.
Thanks @LongHiker . I guess the reason you get GPS locked quickly is probably because your watch is relying on your phone to get GPS signal while in my case I totally leverage GPS built in the watch. I am going to give Samsung a call. Before I do that, would you confirm in your case your watch is connected to your phone via bluetooth all the time when you say it takes a couple of seconds to lock GPS? Just want to make sure I have accurate information when talking to Samsung support. Thanks again.