Series 2 Workout GPS Map

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  1. testcard macrumors 68030

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    I got my new Series 2 42mm SS on Friday, and thought I'd try the GPS function today. Went out for an Outdoor Walk today without my iPhone. When I got back, I opened the iPhone Activity app and all the data from the walk seemed to be there, except for a GPS map of my route. Am I missing something?
     
  2. jsmitty macrumors regular

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    You should be able to select the "workout" icon in the activity app and see the route like this screenshot.
     
  3. DeNachtwacht macrumors member

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    By the way, also with a series 2 it's a good idea to do the first 2-3 runs WITH you iPhone, because the motion sensors can help to make the calculations more precise.
     
  4. Julien, Jan 8, 2017
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    Julien macrumors G3

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    Not true or needed. The :apple:Watch has a gyroscope and accelerometer too. There is no need to carry the iPhone in relation to calibration with a S2.
    https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT204516
     
  5. testcard thread starter macrumors 68030

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    Got all the data similar to your screenshot for my Outdoor Walk, except for the Route and Weather data.
     
  6. ftaok macrumors 603

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    Make sure you have the location services selections correct.
     
  7. testcard thread starter macrumors 68030

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    Thanks - just checked that and Location Services settings are correct. Just tried another short Outdoor Walk and still no GPS data.
     
  8. testcard thread starter macrumors 68030

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    Should have followed my own advice to others! Re-paired Watch and GPS data is now working.
     
  9. DeNachtwacht macrumors member

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    True, but that's not the sensor I am talking about... the watch lacks barometer support (although ifixit did find the device in the watch, Apple did not yet add software support for it) and this is _essential_ for accurate measurements unless you're running in a completely flat landscape which is hard to find... inlees ofcourse you're not running on the street but on a running track.
     
  10. Julien, Jan 10, 2017
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    Julien macrumors G3

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    The barometer is not a motion sensor. Also the iPhone's barometer can't be 'calibrated' to the :apple:Watch. In order for the :apple:Watch to use the iPhone's barometer you would need to have the iPhone with you all the time when using the Workout app and not just "the first 2-3 runs". Also it looks like the Activity app uses geological data bases (example: https://ngmdb.usgs.gov/ngm-bin/ngm_compsearch.pl) to calculate elevation gains/losses when using with GPS. Many running/biking activity trackers use this method for elevation calculation.

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