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    I've checked their Help Center and it says that opening the Health Mate app is required in order for GPS routes to be recorded by the Steel HR/Steel HR Sport. I hope they can update this.

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    Withings support says the following: Note: If you prefer not to open the Health Mate app each time you launch workout mode, simply give the app permission to access your location in your iPhone settings. To enable these permissions, go to Settings > Health Mate > Location and select Always. This way, you only need to start a workout from your watch to track your workout path.

    I have given Bluetooth and Locaations permission. So I should be able to start workout from watch and have it track on the phone automatically. But that is not what happens. The watch gives a warning and says must open app. I need more detail on how to configure settings.

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    At least in Android it seems that rights over GPS location is not enough.

    At least during my tests , with Phone on Saving power mode, Health mate doesn't track the path.

    I suppose that instead of using the GPS signal, HealthMate uses google services or something that has to be running on background.

    IMHO it is a defective design, because sports can be long term and saving battery is a must to do.


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