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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Thanks for the feedback. After reading other fora and doing more tests, it is obvious to me that the culprit is the calculations being halted when the screen is not on. Explaination: Try runnign at a regular pace, then check your watch (turning your wrist) and then turn it back to running position and change your pace (even stop for a second). Now resume running and check your pace, and you will be amazed to see that it starts from almost 25'/km to read 25'/km -> 21'/km-> 13'/km->6'/km->then it starts stabilizing around the right pace. SO what I read from this is: when my watch screen is not "on" the calculation is bogus or inexistant.
Good for you, but I'm not sure whether it has any relation with my previous. Anyways, if your watch is working fine now, happy to hear that. Wish I could say the same!
I updated mine to Tizen 3.0 yesterday and it seems like the GPS is slightly (just slightly) better. I notice it still loses track every now and then, but specially if you are under trees (even iny ones) it simply sucks 😞
I have had the same problem with the GPS on my Samsung Gear S3 Frontier.
The GSP problem was caused by the Weather app. I went to the Gear S3 app on my iPhone, chose for Apps, Settings per App, Weather, set automatic refresh to every 6 hours and deselected the current location option. The Weather app on the Samsung Gear S3 now showed the message "Add currect location". Went back to the Gear S app on my iPhone and selected current location option again. In the Weather app on the Samsung Gear S3 now the current location was displayed. After that GPS functionality works fine in all the other Gear apps also. Problem seems to be solved.
Thank you so much. I was just about to give up and then came across this post. Stupid Weather App. I did what you did and that's fixed the issue for me also.
Dear GPS Views,
Actually when I run with my watch I never-ever carry my phone with me. That was one of the main reasons why I bought it and also the source of my frustration. I am also on Tizen 3.0.1 and always wait to get the green location signal before hitting the start button for my runs, but even so, it is sooo inaccurate. I invite you to read the story and details of my headaches with the watch in the thread and you will understand. I normally run around 4:30/ 4:45 min/ Km (for some of you ~ 7:30 min/ mile) and it is constantly, steadly wrong (always higher) -except for some isolated moments of glory when it works fine. I also had the issue with the auto-pause feature, as when I started running after a traffic light (example) it took the beauty almost 1 km to catch GPS signal back...But please read my previous posts and you'll have an idea of my struggle 😞
If you see my records, I repaired my 1st watched 3 times, then got a replacement from SAMSUNG, then sent the new one another 2 times, same errors. And I have been using it in different countries and different "running scenarios" so I honestly don't know what happens. I remember that for my 1st watch they replaced the mother board but experienced the same issues....I'm lost, really. Thanks for the interesting discussion!