I am disappointed with the Samsung Galaxy watch. Based on ‘good’ reviews I bought it half a year ago. But from all the Strava recordings I’ve seen, Samsung GPS is by far worst in class. This becomes very evident on a running track. Compared to others, it looks ridiculous. It’s frustrating me. I’m only a little step away from buying a Garmin.
I assume this is caused by Samsung hardware. Do you know if I can do anything to improve GPS accuracy?
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I’ve attached a screenshot of a 3.000m athletics competition. These were participants in the same series. We all followed the inner corners. Black line is mine and see the inaccuracy . Distance measured on my watch was 3.29 km (+10%).
For others, the GPS followed the track much more accurate and their distance came close to 3.00 km. I’ve multiple examples to these kind of running on track.
Since Samsung Health is not correctly uploading distances to Strava, I'm using Gear Tracker. This is on excellent running app.
Gear Treaker is using watch GPS for Distance and has Logging per 1 second. Running on streets is quite accurate including short corners. On track it doesn't follow the wide 100m corner.