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    laila.aslesen

    Having exactly same issue. Want my Sport to track continuos heartrate without GPS. Withings, please answer!

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    praxis22

    If you're on Android you may have to leave GPS on, this is Google requirement, nothing to do with Nokia/Withings.

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    joshwebb

    I don't think anyone is asking Withings to disable their phone's GPS. More like, "Hey, don't try to use GPS data when tracking this workout, because I'm going to be indoors and it won't be helpful at all." I know I'm just wanting to be able to select an activity, maybe called "treadmill running" (and "treadmill walking") where it will track the workout without trying to use GPS to determine pace and distance for the run. For a start, it could use accelerometer data to track steps and use the same calculation it uses to estimate distance for daily step count. Optimally, it would (provided one does at least some outdoor running) correlate accelerometer data with pace/distance data previous outdoor runs, allowing it to better estimate pace/distance on subsequent treadmill/indoor runs. Alternatively, since most treadmills will indicate distance, have the app prompt for distance to be entered when the workout session ends. (This might actually be the best/most accurate option.)

    For now, when I'm running on a treadmill, I just use the "fitness" activity to keep it from trying to tell me that my 5-mile run was just a tiny fraction of one as GPS drifts a little while not being able to keep a very good lock while in a building.

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    s.pluvinage

    I have the same issue, for running, cycling and roaming (and it exists also for walking).

    So I guess the best should be to have an "outdoor/GPS option", which enable it for eligible activities, This option could be accessible directly on the watch like "alarm" or "notification".

    Thank you for the tip of using fitness Josh, I will use this as the only working a workaround.

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    marknicholls1962

    I used the "fitness" option when I'm doing exercise on my fitness disc just so my watch automatically detects the activity. I did this for five times just to make sure the watch memorised the activity and now it automatically detects it.

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    ella.barrett

    Yes! Please add a treadmill option.

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    dogoku

    Plus one to that. Walking, running, cycling can all be done indoors...

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    marknicholls1962

    Just a thought, if you are doing an exercise that doesn't require GPS activity, you don't need your phone anywhere near your watch anyway. So if you are on an exercise bike just track the exercise via the watch! Your phone could be in another room or even turned off as your watch will still track movement and heatrate, just not GPS data.

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    marknicholls1962

    Just a thought, if you are doing an exercise that doesn't require GPS activity, you don't need your phone anywhere near your watch anyway. So if you are on an exercise bike just track the exercise via the watch! Your phone could be in another room or even turned off as your watch will still track movement and heatrate, just not GPS data.

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    s.pluvinage

    When I'm running indoor, it doesn't require GPS, but for sure I use my phone for music / podcast / serie, so my phone is always very near ;)

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    laila.aslesen

    Ditto everything. I run and cycle indoor during the winter. I have also been using the "leave the phone" trick, but of course sometimes one wants it. Another thing that should work indoor is the fitness assessment. The only real difference between HR and HR sport is the fitness level assessment. Which only works when you are specifically running outside with a GPS. Makes the extra money for a sports model seems rather wasted. Although I am otherwise satisfied with it.

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    marknicholls1962

    Yeah. Fitness assessment for activity other than running would be great! I can't do high impact because of an ankle injury but do loads of cycling so for me it would be great to have other activities included.

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    scarolan

    Add my vote for this. I'm walking on a treadmill right now and the watch shows that I have traveled 0 miles.  :-(

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