Wait for good GPS accuracy = accurate distance
Don't wait for good GPS accuracy = inaccurate distance
The choice is yours!
By the way, I place the 305 outside whilst I do my warm up and stretches. By the time I have finished it has got a good satellite lock.
Also if you want good accuracy with a garmin switch off smart recording so it samples every second rather than when you change direction etc.
I think if you view the route in google earth thru' training centre it shows the stored GPS points on the map and if the route is twisty you can see how it has cut corners.
The data storage is greatly reduced by switching off smart recording and you will need to download the data after every run, otherwise it may start to overwrite it.
Lisa Fox 4 wrote (see)
Wait for good GPS accuracy = accurate distanceDon't wait for good GPS accuracy = inaccurate distance The choice is yours!By the way, I place the 305 outside whilst I do my warm up and stretches. By the time I have finished it has got a good satellite lock.
but you can switch it on, bung it on your window sill and then get your kit on - by the time you're dressed and ready to go it'll have found the signal - simple.
should just re-iterate - 5 mins is the longest my garmins ever taken to find a signal when it's left stationary - it's usually more like 1. if yours is taking much longer than that if it's not being moved around then it might be worth getting it checked if it's still under guarantee.
Lisa I did not say it only recorded on change of direction I said change of direction etc.
Just for example I have just had a training session with the club and ran 5 1500m loops in town the first 2 with smart recording on and the last 3 with it off.
The first 2 were within 3 m of each other at 1498m and 1501m (error could be down to exactly when I pressed the lap button) and the next laps with smart recording on were 1489, 1491 and 1490.
Though not a scientific test I must admit, but try it yourself and see how you get on
I use a Garmin 405. For it's great. However, I use it for my cycle to work, despite taking the same route day in day out my Garmin comes up with different distances / altitudes etc. It is only so acurate. On all my maps there is a massive hill or dip just before I get to work. I have studied the road very carefully but have not yet found this abyss. (Which strangely falls on the Greenwich Meridian line)...
Oh typos - why do I let my cat sit on the keyboard.
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