No Live Location from watch GPS (fyi)

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No Live Location from watch GPS (fyi)

Post by printf_$0ftw4r3 » Wed Oct 19, 2016 11:07 am

Hi Devs,

I am developing a running/fitness tracking app and came across and issue will live location.
(see updates (1) & (2) viewtopic.php?f=21&t=155)

I asked mobvoi about accessing the watches gps, and we cannot.

Thanks for your interest on us. Unfortunately, we don't open GPS control to third party right now since GPS consumes battery very fast. Appreciate your understanding.

Cheers,
Mobvoi Team



Who else needs/wants gps access?

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Re: No Live Location from watch GPS (fyi)

Post by iSasFTW » Wed Oct 19, 2016 6:54 pm

That's a pretty big limitation :/

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Re: No Live Location from watch GPS (fyi)

Post by printf_$0ftw4r3 » Wed Oct 19, 2016 7:12 pm

iSasFTW wrote:That's a pretty big limitation :/


Yes, it is a giant blocker of this app. I hope they will give us access soon.

Cheers!

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Re: No Live Location from watch GPS (fyi)

Post by coagmano » Wed Nov 02, 2016 11:21 am

This is a huge limitation for developers.

Just add a big warning to the API docs when you implement it, so devs know to be careful with it.

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Re: No Live Location from watch GPS (fyi)

Post by printf_$0ftw4r3 » Wed Nov 02, 2016 1:21 pm

coagmano wrote:This is a huge limitation for developers.

Just add a big warning to the API docs when you implement it, so devs know to be careful with it.


I have tried emailing them many times to let use have GPS access and they will not. I am disappointed. Many you'll have better luck.

Cheers

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