I installed all samsung apps, updated.
Got my Gear S3 and I am only able to make work GPS 1 time, every time I perform a Factory reset and repair again.
All permissions a granted to Samgung Gear, Gear S plugin and Samsung service.
Tried, Yelp and HEREWego, even shealth to track a test.
On Gear S3 location is set to on (GPA+Wireless).
Sometime I see Gear S plugin running and locate me.
I find strange I need my smartphone to locate me, and even this rarely works.
Android 6.0.1 Xiaomi Mi5
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It looks like more people reporting they have the same fault.
I'll try posting this again, as it is either being deleted or dropping off.
It looks like this common is becoming more common, with complaints on other sites and Samsung Communities.
Let's hope Samsung finally acknowledged this issue and rectify it.
That's strange, Craig.
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I run into the same issue, I bought a gear s3 frontier on Thursday and the watch doesn't get location when paired with xiaomi mi5 with latest global stable rom (Android 6.0.1).
But if pair with a Huawei P9lite (also on 6.0.1) location on watch is working as expected.
So far all other functions are working on my MI5 , this seems only have impact to the location service on the gear.
I have installed lineageOS (cyanogenmod successor) on MI5 and now GPS is working on gear s3 when paired to my MI5 too.
So this issue seems indeed related to the Xiaomi modifications on their ROM.
I have the same issue. GPS doesn't work properly and doesn't map my activities correctly (starts later and stops in the middle of my run). It's just the position tracking that stops to work though. It continues to measure time, distance, heartrate, etc. Really weird.
What is even more weird and frustrating, Samsung doesn't seem to care and even find a minute to give some response. Such a shame! Has such issue became minor for Samsung after betteries exploding in Samsung Notes? Will Samsung start to care only if the gear starts to explode? Really frustrating.