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Discussion: was that the source of the Peach Mtn track?

in: igor_; igor_ > 2020-06-22

Jun 22, 2020 7:11 PM # 
Mr Wonderful:
Looked like an annoying jump there, that'd be frustrating.
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Jun 23, 2020 10:53 AM # 
igor_:
It could not find satellites for five minutes then it seems it lost them again. I guess tree canopy and deep depressions were too much to handle.
Jun 23, 2020 11:32 AM # 
KFish:
Man, we were just considering going back to Suunto because we have been unimpressed with the milage recorded on Garmins Fenix 5. Its always low, and syd and my watch differ by up to almost a mile in a 20 mile run (5%!). Which Suunto do you have?
Jun 23, 2020 11:49 AM # 
igor_:
I have a 9 and an old Ambit 3, the 9 is definitely more convenient to use but as Jagge is saying Ambit 3 was probably the peak of GPS accuracy. The 9 has been okay all through the fall and winter but now it's either the latest update or the summer tree foliage but it's taking some time to find satellites at the start.
Jun 23, 2020 12:11 PM # 
igor_:
Another theory is that maybe syncing with Suunto phone app does not update satellite info in the same way as syncing with SuuntoLink application on the desktop. In any case, something's going on.
Jun 23, 2020 1:43 PM # 
KFish:
Ahh, we loved our Ambit 3's and have gone back to wearing them (in addition to garmins) when we care about distance and accuracy.

I always struggled with the Suunto phone sync. That is definitely one place where Garmin wins.
Jun 23, 2020 9:45 PM # 
igor_:
Anyway I did sync using the computer last night and it did find satellites in two seconds this afternoon. So maybe the GPS satellite info update via the phone app is broken, and you just have to use the computer once in a while to get that up to date.

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