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    Any way to force the Apple watch series 2 to use the watch GPS when running with the iPhone connected? I want the iphone available for streaming xm radio, notifications/text message; but want the accuracy of the S2 gps. I have tried locations services off on iphone ("workout app", and all iPhone services) and watch defaults to iPhone GPS or accelerometer respectively. The only way I have found to force watch GPS is to leave iPhone off or at home. Am I missing something? Rich
    11-19-2016 08:23 AM
  2. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    Have you tried enabling Bluetooth?
    11-19-2016 12:03 PM
  3. Rich W3's Avatar
    A great workaround, yes. I have used "airplane mode", which accomplishes the same thing. But of course, I then loose connectivity with the iPhone so no notifications, etc. Seems like apple, or perhaps another developer (strava, nike, etc), could easily add a "GPS On" setting on the watch. Using the watch accelerometer and / or iPhone GPS assist is just not as accurate consistently for me compared to Garmin ... Rich
    11-20-2016 08:22 AM

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