TW3 GPS completely inaccurate

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TW3 GPS completely inaccurate

Post by palexr » Mon Mar 15, 2021 9:30 pm

The TW3 reported a distance of 4.25km, the route was tracked correctly on the map.

My issue is that my Garmin registered the same route but with a of distance 3.64km. My daughter who was running with my was wearing a Huawei GT2 which registered a distance of 3.72km. Measuring the distance on Google Maps shows the distance as 3.69km.

Who to believe?

Sorry TW3, I believe the Garmin. Anybody else with the same kind of issue? Any way to correct this?
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Re: TW3 GPS inaccurate

Post by markus0676 » Tue Mar 16, 2021 6:21 pm

i can confirm that.

i had 2 gps tracks with tw3pro and against apple watch 6 and Garmin fēnix 5 (different location tracks)
the map is the same (no spikes, same ways marked ways like the other watches), so the gps tracking is correct, so just the calculating for the km is wrong i think.
i tracked with the ticwatch app, not the google app


First Walk.
Apple: 6,9km
TW3: 7,81km

Second Walk
Garmin Fenix 3: 6,3km
TW3: 6,9km

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Re: TW3 GPS inaccurate

Post by markus0676 » Thu Mar 18, 2021 8:54 pm

Would be cool if the mods here can confirm this bug maybe.

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Re: TW3 GPS inaccurate

Post by palexr » Fri Mar 19, 2021 9:19 am

Really is a game changer. I like the TW3P, I even like the health app, but if it is going to sooooo far off in calculating distance then I can't use it .

Just to recap, I used the tichealth app to get that wildly inaccurate distance reading. The thing is, the map is correct, so as you say the GPS is correct, it is just the software which is easy off. And it impacts all the data collected, at one point I was distantly running at 30kph+! I'm doing the Couch to 5k tin thing, but still, I'm not that fast....

I'll try a run using Google Health on the watch to set of that is impacted in the same way later today.

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Re: TW3 GPS completely inaccurate

Post by palexr » Mon Mar 22, 2021 2:13 pm

Nope, Google Fit appeared to report the correct distance...

View is that possible?

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Re: TW3 GPS completely inaccurate

Post by markus0676 » Wed Mar 24, 2021 3:53 pm

my problem is i cant use google app because they cant sync to strava (just in 1 direction from strava to google)

so it would be nice from the developers if they can confirm this bug

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Re: TW3 GPS completely inaccurate

Post by palexr » Sun Mar 28, 2021 11:23 am

There is a Strava wear app?

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Re: TW3 GPS completely inaccurate

Post by ade0410.aj » Tue Mar 30, 2021 6:39 am

I need to check the distance recording by Ticexercise but one thing I've noticed is that when I go for a walk at some point along the route I peak at 24mph!

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Re: TW3 GPS completely inaccurate

Post by 915redrider » Wed Apr 07, 2021 8:56 am

Same issue for me. Unable to find a solution.

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Re: TW3 GPS completely inaccurate

Post by markus0676 » Sun Apr 11, 2021 2:18 pm

yes there is a strava wear app. but i just record with the ticwatch sports app and then i sync it to strava

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