Footpod / GPS connection during run

Good evening.

My question is regarding something that confuses me with footpod connection.

I use garmin footpod for outside runs and "Settings" are set to always use footpod instead of GPS. Before i start my activity i check in "Sensors" that footpod is connected. Then i initiate an activity and see a sign that footpod is connected. I run for 1-2 minutes and then see on top of my screen green sign "GPS".

Does it mean that my footpod keeps getting disconnected and then watch decides to activate GPS since it sees no footpod? If yes - how can i rectify this issue?

P.S. Have no such problem during treadmill runs/ Footpod works as expected without any disconnects.

Thank you for advice.

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  • That "always" setting just means that during the run the pace and distance information comes from the footpod, not the GPS. It doesn't mean the GPS isn't working, it is still recording as normal. The green "GPS" sign comes up when the watch first gets a GPS fix. It is probably best to wait for this before starting the activity because it makes all data more accurate.

    If you really want no GPS information at all you can just use the treadmill profile with a footpod when you are running outside, but what's the point of doing that after spending all that money on a GPS enabled device.

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  • That "always" setting just means that during the run the pace and distance information comes from the footpod, not the GPS. It doesn't mean the GPS isn't working, it is still recording as normal. The green "GPS" sign comes up when the watch first gets a GPS fix. It is probably best to wait for this before starting the activity because it makes all data more accurate.

    If you really want no GPS information at all you can just use the treadmill profile with a footpod when you are running outside, but what's the point of doing that after spending all that money on a GPS enabled device.

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