05 Jan '15, 4pm

The Sony Smartwatch 3: A Runner's Perspective (UPDATED: 2015-1-5)

As with the phone app, I've found My Tracks to lack an accurate GPS tracking algorithm. The distance variation between of the Smartwatch 3 to my wife's Garmin watch on a recent 5 mile run was 0.15 miles; enough to throw pace calculations off a bit. This might be able to be fixed with the setting options in the phone app, however using the default, suggested settings and it seems just a bit liberal when it comes to distance calculation. GPS locking display. The app doesn't appear to offer any indication on the GPS locking status. While it's really annoying (more so in the winter) to wait for the GPS to lock on your watch before starting a run, it's also incredibly important if you want good run data. On a recent run, this lead to 0.2 miles that weren't tracked at the start of the run. I'm hoping this is just my oversight and I missed this ability to see that the GPS is read...

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