Written by Jonna

3 tips to improve your GPS signal

Your sports watch use GPS to determine your speed, the distance traveled, and your route. If your sports watch has problems with making a GPS connection, this can have multiple causes, This article gives you 3 tips to optimize the connection.

Stand still while your watch tries to find a connection

GPS is short for Global Positioning System. The name says it all: it's a system around the earth that determines your location. Satellites send a signal to your watch. With this signal, your watch calculates your distance, speed, and traveled route. When you're already running or biking while your watch is still trying to find a connection, it may not find any satellites. That's why it's important to stand still before you start working out.

Avoid high buildings

The GPS receiver is located in the watch. When the watch is trying to find a connection, it helps to point the watch upwards. On top of that, it's important to be outside, preferably in an open area without high buildings or trees nearby.

Update software

Finally, the software of your watch may also be outdated. Make sure that your sports watch is always up to date. Use the accompanying online platform of your watch to find the latest update. Your watch is often automatically updated when you connect it to your computer.

Jonna
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