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Discussion: Not so Smart Garmin

in: niamh; niamh > 2016-02-28

Mar 2, 2016 2:31 PM # 
Do you have your Garmin set to Smart tracking? That might be part of the reason?
Mar 2, 2016 9:51 PM # 
Just checked - and yes! Thanks. Does that have a big impact on the distance? (and is that why my battery life always seemed so good?!)
Mar 2, 2016 11:40 PM # 
That is exactly why your battery is so good. I think Smart only logs every time you change direction or your HR changes I think so it tends to not pick up small changes especially in the forest which is pretty important orienteering.
Mar 3, 2016 2:13 PM # 
How do you check if smart tracking is on? I think I could also be having this issue.
Mar 3, 2016 2:22 PM # 
Right, looks like you can't on the 220. That's annoying.
Mar 3, 2016 3:36 PM # 
It's one of the things Jan Kocbach advises you to check about the watch before you buy it on his equipment sections way back in the day:

Not sure that it is still up to date.
Mar 3, 2016 9:10 PM # 
Thanks for link. I hadn't even considered this when I got the watch but definitely something to look out for next time I'm getting a new one.

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