This sounds like really bad news if this is missing, I went to check myself to see if there are any options to turn it on but alas, I can't even get it to show up on the watch under workouts - it says I've added it to my watch from my phone Samsung health app...
I will let you know if it eventually shows up if I find any option.
But seriously, if it's missing - why!!!
It eventually showed up and I can confirm there is no GPS tracking but normal cycling does.
What on earth? Why was this decided like this?
My only guess is because the battery is so useless it wouldn't last a 5+ hour mountain bike ride with GPS on?
The same could be said for walking, or hiking, or cycling which all have GPS enabled...
Just had my first ride on MTB setting. Same story - HR, Time, Calories - no GPS/Speed/Distance. I was surprised as I changed my stem 2 days ago, went for a stroll around the hood and auto cycling kicked in (first measured ride on the watch). Got home - everything looked good so I assumed MTB would be the same. Big oversight here @Samsung Team . Please pass this on to treat Mountain Bike setting the same as Cycling.
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I concur with the above comments. There should be a dedicated Mountain Biking activity. I have the Watch 3 and its very good but as well as no dedicated MTB, there is also no way to record altidude or meters climbed in the normal cycling setting. This makes the cycling one useless for MTB and I would presume most Road Cyclers would want altidude too???
Why not just look at how a Garmin does it and copy that?