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GPS Accuracy


Datafield displaying the GPS accuracy. If supported by device, all text is localized (default is English).

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  • D2™ Bravo D2™ Bravo
  • D2™ Bravo Titanium D2™ Bravo Titanium
  • epix™ epix™
  • ForeAthlete® 920XTJ ForeAthlete® 920XTJ
  • Forerunner® 920XT Forerunner® 920XT
  • fēnix® 3 fēnix® 3, quatix® 3, tactix® Bravo
  • fēnix® 3 HR fēnix® 3 HR
  • fēnix® Chronos fēnix® Chronos
  • vívoactive® vívoactive®
Average Rating: (9 Ratings)

Nick Smith
May 16, 2016 | Version

I would like to echo BigBadWolf_1's comments. I am rating this app solely to bring focus to the glaring whole in Garmins native functionality on their newer devices. I was very disappointed to see that the GPS information has been downgraded from my 910xt to the Fenix 3. But as with several of my grievances against Garmin it is not a lack of information or processing capability but rather a lack of configurability given to the user. It is as if I am being told what is and is not important to me...

Gerhard Olsson
November 1, 2015 | Version

5 stars just to promote availability of accuracy data Really missing the accuracy to troubleshoot why the 920xt has such poor distance calculation.

April 28, 2015 | Version

Thank you for making this app. I downloaded it to show Garmin that there is interest for such an app, but it is ridiculous that we only get this level of detail through the API. Please Garmin, give us accuracy in meters.

March 27, 2015 | Version

This is a useful field which I'm going to rate 5 stars as it does the job within the API limits imposed by Garmin on developers. However, I find Garmin's decision to not give developers access to the GPS accuracy in meters within the API and to not provide a native gps accuracy in meters field as ridiculous for a company that sells premium devices to outdoor GPS lovers. Equally the lack of a satellite view where we could see the number of satellites being locked on and their position in the sky is a major loss. This will only alienate Garmin long term users and push them towards smartwatches such as the Apple Watch. The exact reason why many ppl would buy a garmin device is to get access to unfiltered data such as accuracy in meters and obviously the GPS chip can provide this data so not exposing to end users seems as a very poor decision to me.

Chris Chelius
February 8, 2015 | Version

Not sure what is possible but showing some accuracy in meters (as per previous devices like the 910XT) would be more useful as "Good" does not seem to mean that the accuracy is good enough. I had a few experiences where I started my activity based on the "good" indication but realised after workout that I should have waited for a better signal a little longer

Tim Grose
January 17, 2015 | Version

I understand the API is limited in what "accuracy" info can be given. After getting going I have only ever seen "Good" so whilst that is "good" it obviously lacks the detail on how Garmin implemented this in older devices where an accuracy distance was given. As such it is of limited practical use in determining how "good" your fix really is before getting going which is how I used to use this data field.

Haller József
January 11, 2015 | Version

Great idea! If it's possible I too would like to see GPS accuracy in meters like in my Forerunner 405.

January 11, 2015 | Version

what does Good Mean? Is it possible to know the GPS accuracy in meters? Thanks for the job!