I bought my VA3 a couple of weeks ago:
-Good battery life: 7 days as a watch plus activity tracker and HR monitor. No notifications and bluetooth active just a some minutes each day. 5-6 days with notifications and bluetooth always on. 4-5 days with 1h of running with GPS each two days.
So I was quite happy, but the accuracy of GPS is terrible.
A couple of days ago I ran with my old FR220 in my right wrist and the VA3 in my left wrist with with GPS (with GPS + GLONASS is even worse)
Here you can see the results:
So my old 220 is way better in terms of GPS accuracy, and sadly I sold my FR235 in order to buy this VA3.
I contacted the support chat, this is the last part to the transcript:
Calum: Okay, this does look to be normal behaviour, it's down to GPS drift. We usually allow discrepancies such as this
Jose Antonio: So GPS accuracy is better in the 220 or 235?
Jose Antonio: and If I got a new Unit results would be probably the same?
Calum: It could possibly be the same, but again may have some discrepancies
Jose Antonio: and about the other question. If I got a 235 instead would accuracy improve?
Calum: Unfortunately I cannot be sure, I don't have an exact list of what is more accurate than the other
Jose Antonio: Ok, thanks a lot for your answer
Calum: Not a problem. Have a nice day Jose
Basically I have an absolutely nice an elegant smartwatch that is useless for running.
So, how can Garmin, an expert in sport watches make this product.
How can review sites like DCRAINMAKER (I bought this unit based on his review) have not notice this?
Guys, any of you are experiencing this kind of discrepancies? Should I try a different Units or your VA3'a behave the same as mine?