1. Mike Heppe's Avatar
    Hey all. Question about smartwatch tech? I recently made the switch from apple to Android and feel like the distance tracking is off with the Galaxy active 2 watch. What I'm wondering though is that if I run with my phone but am using Strava on the watch, are the two talking during the run to give distance? Just wanting to make sure my distances and splits are accurate.
    Thanks
    11-19-2019 08:04 PM
  2. Rukbat's Avatar
    Try asking at https://support.strava.com/hc/en-us/...0e408b466ef994 (you may have to create an account [if you don't already have one]).

    Ask them if Strava uses the watch's GPS or the phone's GPS.
    11-20-2019 06:13 PM
  3. theobject's Avatar
    I think that if the app was started on the watch it would use watch GPS. I have found (at least with Gear S2 watch) that GPS standalone was terrible but when connected to phone it was more accurate. I have the Active 2 but have not tested GPS accuracy standalone vs. connected yet.
    11-20-2019 11:59 PM
  4. strikeIII's Avatar
    Hey all. Question about smartwatch tech? I recently made the switch from apple to Android and feel like the distance tracking is off with the Galaxy active 2 watch. What I'm wondering though is that if I run with my phone but am using Strava on the watch, are the two talking during the run to give distance? Just wanting to make sure my distances and splits are accurate.
    Thanks
    Did you make sure you've installed the latest updates for the watch. There was an update to fix the GPS accuracy.
    11-21-2019 09:08 AM

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