Apple Watch: Gaia App on the apple watch should use the built in GPS from the watch

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    TimHill

    Wouldn't the battery life of the watch run out faster if using the GPS, rather than getting that info from the phone?

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    Totti

    So what is the GPS in the watch for? :-)) Exactly, for using it!

    Apple uses the GPS in the watch already for the Activity App (it shows after a walk on a map the way you've walked) and there is no problem with the battery, and you save battery on your iPhone.

    Also, Maps on the apple watch uses the GPS as well.

    Gaia on the watch without the build-in GPS is very slow to show you where you are.

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    mrand

    yes please make Gaia maps a stand-alone app for the apple watch 3 (using the built in GPS). 

    It would be a great backup device. there are so many times you might take a quick hike, boat ride or do a spontaneous adventure and not want to be tethered to a phone. Having only the apple watch is certainly freeing and if it is a stand- alone device it would work independently. I've already talked to 3 friends that use Gaia and they are hoping for the same thing. 

    The device is ready...just need Gaia to jump on board. 

     

    (and obviously the app for the watch woul need to be upgraded a bit in order for this to useful as a stand-alone app. 

    - ability to navigate to waypoints

    - ability to move around on map (not just zoom in and out)

    - ability to add icons to waypoints

    - ability to see GPS coordinates of waypoints and location of where I am

     

    would be happy to brainstorm this with gaia team or beta test. anyway i can help!!! I'm a boat guy and an avid outdoorsman that treks off teh grid often

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    dietmar

    Hey there!

    Please make Gaia maps using the Apple Watch built-in GPS!

     

    Best regards

    Dietmar

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    wilbersk

    I agree! Are you listening Gaia?

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