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  • GPS 4.4 and improvement in accuracy

    Huge and visible improvement in accuracy from 4.30 to 4.40 (received in an OTA update).

    Similar reports from others?

  • #2
    I've had the update for awhile. Actually forgot about it. Pehaps its a fluke. but twice during recent long runs, the GPS went wonky and became skewed. Its as if one of the x-y-z axis values suddenly has off but about 50-100yards. For example. Imagine running around an over track 10 times. You'd basically expect to see 10 circles mostly on top of each other. But what I saw is that some of those laps would be shifted. but only in one axis. like it was blurred or double vision. I've had that happen a few times lately.

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    • #3
      I have been doing the same out and back for a couple of months and yesterdays trail run seemed much more accurate except for a huge discrepancy at the start point where it had me 40 feet down a hill in the poison oak. Granted this is under tree cover but the GPS did signal as locked next to my vehicle. Normally when I hit a couple of stream crossings deep in between some huge boulders I get some widely varying tracks but not much now.

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      • #4
        Hello guys,

        I’m curious. What GPS settings do you use? GPS only or with GLONASS?



        Regards,

        Jim
        Garmin devices: Fenix 5x, Varia Vision, Varia Radar, Speed/Cadence Sensors, and Edge® Remote Control

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        • #5
          Not noticed any improvements - that I can see. Its never done badly around these parts though. I ride most single track - a lot under coverage. I use a speed sensor now too - helps things along.

          I use 1 second and gps only. I played with glonass before but found It seemed less accurate - found a lot more join the dot straight lines, like it got confused/lost signal but just joined two points.

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          • #6
            I am using GPS/Glonass for MTB, Trail Running and hiking. Leaving just on GPS for Ocean SUP , Road Biking and others as a start, assuming less open areas may benefit. I use a 62s also and believe it uses both.

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            • #7
              My GPS is taken with a Fenix5X and my friend is running with a 645. Both Garmin but very difrent results as you can see.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by Rogier View Post
                My GPS is taken with a Fenix5X and my friend is running with a 645. Both Garmin but very difrent results as you can see.
                The track on F5X is very bad but what about distance tracked? Distance is the same on both watches?

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                • #9
                  i think so, but not sure of it because i did not reset my watch after the warm-up round and he did.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Rogier View Post
                    i think so, but not sure of it because i did not reset my watch after the warm-up round and he did.
                    I understand that having spent a lot of money track issues are disappointing but at the end what really matters is time and distance...I'm I wrong?

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                    • #11
                      Ofcourse at the end that's the most important but i think this should work the way it's ment to work. I'm using also Strave and now i miss several segments and that's not what i want.

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                      • #12
                        Here i am again. This time with a better result (for now). I have update to 8.99 and after that i reset my watch to factory defaults. Today i run a route with a couple of friends and now the GPS is working ok i had the same results as my friends and the route follows the roads pretty ok. So fingers crossed and hope this is the solution......

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