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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  • I have a slightly different take on this issue. I think you should set your watch to GPS + GLONASS and leave it there. That will give you the most accurate possible reports on your stats. I think running out of doors with a foot pod connected does not disconnect your watch from GPS and GLONASS. I think this set up calibrates your foot pod. Next, when you run indoors on a small track or a treadmill, turn off GPS and GLONASS. That will make you watch depend on your foot pod for stats. That's my method. Hope this helps!   

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  • I have a slightly different take on this issue. I think you should set your watch to GPS + GLONASS and leave it there. That will give you the most accurate possible reports on your stats. I think running out of doors with a foot pod connected does not disconnect your watch from GPS and GLONASS. I think this set up calibrates your foot pod. Next, when you run indoors on a small track or a treadmill, turn off GPS and GLONASS. That will make you watch depend on your foot pod for stats. That's my method. Hope this helps!   

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