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Do I need to enable GPS tracking to measure distance with ScanWatch?

GPS data make the distance, speed, and average speed measurements more precise but is not necessary.

Why do I need to have my location services always on?

We ask you to enable your location settings to offer you detailed activity data such as route and pace for automatically tracked workouts such as running - even when Health Mate is not launched. 

ScanWatch and the Health Mate app access your location data when a distance-based outdoor workout is tracked. GPS tracking does not impact your smartphone’s battery life.

Note: The "Allow Location" notification message will be permanently visible in the Health Mate app if you don't authorize Health Mate to access your location.


For which activities are connected GPS available?

ScanWatch offers GPS tracking for all distance-based outdoor activities such as walking, running, biking, and canoeing.

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