"Other" workout always using gps?

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  1. koerk macrumors regular

    koerk

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    Hi,

    I did own a series 1 Apple Watch after last Christmas - for two days, then I returned it.
    There were some annoyances and I couldn't justify the 350€ that time.

    The last weeks I am contemplating with the watch AGAIN. I don't really know what to do with this urge since I decided against the watch half a year ago.

    One annoyance was when I was working out and afterwards my 5S was nearly dead. I figured it must have used the gps for the "other" workout I started.
    Does it always use gps? I remember choosing it to be the only way to track strength training (renaming it afterwards).

    How do you do it in your case?

    Thanks!
     
  2. Julien, Jun 4, 2017
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    Julien macrumors G4

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    Not sure what your problem was but Other doesn't use GPS. GPS is only used on Outdoor Workouts of Walk, Run, Bike and Open Water Swim on a S2.
     
  3. koerk thread starter macrumors regular

    koerk

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    Cannot replicate it now obviously but I am pretty sure it did use gps on the one occasion of testing it.
    I figured it might not know if "others" is intended to be in- or outdoor and would fire up gps nonetheless.

    If you tell me it does not use it, I believe you and might have got something wrong then.
    Thank you!
     
  4. Julien, Jun 4, 2017
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    Julien macrumors G4

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    I does not use GPS when you select Other. I use Workout about 80 times a month since April 2015 (including Other for strength training and core).

    https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT204523

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