One of the most common uses for smartwatches and the reason why many users buy them is for their tracking capabilities while doing sports. Among them, if you are a fan of outdoor activities such as running, cycling or walking, the geopositioning provided by the device is essential and a nuisance when it is inconsistent or does not work directly. It must be taken into account that the GPS antenna of a smart watch is much less powerful than that of a smartphone and that is why it more frequently encounters failures related to its connectivity. If it happens to you, These are the steps you must follow to solve it or, at least, help you identify the cause of the problem.
- Check if you have updated both the OS of your watch like Applications that you are using If that is not the case, update them.
- Verify that it is really a GPS error and not the app that uses it. Check with another appfor example of maps, which is effectively a GPS problem.
- If you detect the problem while indoors, go outside to avoid possible interference caused by the building you are in and, if it does not automatically reconnect, restart he smart watch. Whenever we encounter incidents in any technological device, the healing capacity of a restart must not be ruled out.
- Another possibility is that it is a failure of the connection between the watch and your smartphone. Although most current smartwatches have their own GPS connectivity, they can use that of the mobile with which it is paired to take advantage of its greater capabilities. disable Bluetooth and turn it back on. If GPS doesn’t reconnect, make your phone “forget” your watch and match them again from the Bluetooth options.
- If you’re using a metal strap, this material may be interfering with the watch’s sensors and affecting the GPS connection. Replace it with a non-metallic one and check the operation.
- The last and almost desperate measure before going to the manufacturer’s technical service is restore the clock to its original settings. It will leave it as new and remove any apps or configuration that may be affecting the GPS. With a apple watch you can do it by following the path Settings>General>Reset>Erase all content and settings and in a Galaxy Watch clicking on Settings>General>Reset.