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  1. OGUNTOMI OMOLARA
    October 10, 2018 @ 11:31 am

    I can not believe that the GPS can work in this way. Wow… you elaborated the uses and the work of Gps. I gained much from reading this post about the characteristics of the GPS. 

    Is it as accurate no matter if I swim, run or cycle?

    Thanks for a good job.

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    • Sports Send
      October 14, 2018 @ 12:23 am

      Hi, OGUNTOMI OMOLARA and thank you.

      Great to hear about your benefit of this article.

      About the different method of action, the accuracy is always the same.

      If I can help you with anything else, or if you have any questions, don´t hesitate to contact me.

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  2. Devara
    October 21, 2018 @ 12:39 am

    Thanks for a great article about GPS watches and GPS works.  I learned a lot.  I’ve never used a GPS watch before, but I love my smart phone using my location and letting me know how traffic is in my area and how long it’ll take me to get home without me even asking!  I suppose that’s from me allowing Google Maps to track my location…

    I may check into buying a GPS watch soon.  I would want one that is waterproof for swimming, track steps when running/walking, as well as riding my bike.  Do you recommend a GPS watch that will cover all those needs?

    Thanks for sharing!

    Devara

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    • Sports Send
      October 22, 2018 @ 2:21 am

      Hi, Devara and thank you.

      To get a maximal profit of your smartphone, you need running watch. In a sense, you always have it on you when you are in your daily life when you sleep when you exercise, etc. Something you don´t do with your smartphone. So for that reason you get more precise data when you let your smartphone and running watch work together.

      If I can help you with anything else, or if you have any questions, don´t hesitate to contact me.

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  3. Kelly Elliott
    October 21, 2018 @ 12:42 am

    Hi thanks for the good read, I did have a question. How well will the GPS work around mountains? I have had problems with this in the past and I need a solid alternative that I can rely on. Do you have any recommendations of anything you have used or would recommend I try? Thanks again for the good read

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    • Sports Send
      October 22, 2018 @ 2:38 am

      Hi, Kelly Elliott and thank you.

      An excellent question. Myself live in a country with a lot of mountains. It usually is fine here, but there are spaces where it doesn´t work. And it is very different between countries how good the signal is.

      The GPS uses radio signals in frequencies; the problem can occur when signs of the same frequency interfere with one another or if there is an object in the way. Buildings, mountain slopes, and more things can affect the signal frequencies.

      So my advice is to ask your phone company first about the signal around the mountains. They usually have a good idea about it.

      If I can help you with anything else, or if you have any questions, don´t hesitate to contact me.

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  4. Kenny
    October 21, 2018 @ 12:44 am

    Hi, this is a pretty cool article about GPS watches. I love to learn to stuff like this as I find it fascinating how far techno’s has come and what it is doing to transform our lives. 

    But I was thinking about how many brands are on this market; it is enormous! What is the most durable brand in your opinion? 

    Thanks, Kenny 

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    • Sports Send
      October 23, 2018 @ 12:57 am

      Hi, Kenny and thank you.

      Yes, there are many brands which have running watches. And it is challenging to name one as the most durable because there are so many with have excellent quality. Name like Garmin, Polar, the Apple and Nike combo,  Suunto is all outstanding, and I can easily name many more I can, and has, recommended.

      So the most important thing for you is to sit down and think what you want to have in your running watch. After it, you can choose and be sure that you can choose between many excellent brands.

      If I can help you with anything else, or if you have any questions, don´t hesitate to contact me.

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  5. Greg Cook
    October 21, 2018 @ 12:50 am

    I’ve long been considering buying a GPS watch, and you’ve just made things a whole lot clearer for me. I have friends who are triathletes and swear by the Garmin watches. I see prices for these have come down lately, which is good news.

    Are most of these watches compatible with an iphone, or are some more suited to Android phones? I use iphone.

    Thanks for all that useful information. I’ll be bookmarking your site for more reading.

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    • Sports Send
      October 23, 2018 @ 1:24 am

      Hi, Greg Cook and thank you.

      I understand your friends very well. I have used Garmin now for some time and liked it a lot! Used Polar before which was great too.

      Most watches are compatible with both iPhone and Android. But for the safety is a good rule to check it always. But like I said, almost all are compatible for both systems.

      If I can help you with anything else, or if you have any questions, don´t hesitate to contact me.

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  6. Petra
    October 21, 2018 @ 1:04 am

    This is very interesting. I’m wondering what would happen if you lost the GPS signal for a while? Will it then continue from when it picks it up again? Or would that be picked up as having finished running? I’m asking because I live in Australia and believe me, we have quite a few areas where you don’t get GPS or you lose it all of a sudden, and also you mentioned there can be certain reasons when the signal gets blocked. 

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    • Sports Send
      October 23, 2018 @ 2:46 am

      Hi, Petra and thank you.

      Yes, it is a big problem when the GPS signal doesn´t manage to find your GPS. A GPS receiver needs to detect at least four satellites to be able to calculate your longitude, latitude, and elevation. 

      That means that the information about your run when your GPS lost the signal will be gone.

      If I can help you with anything else, or if you have any questions, don´t hesitate to contact me.

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