I use the Gaia GPS app to measure boat speed while canoe paddling long distances - we went out for our first training paddle of the season and even though we were moving quite quickly, the "current speed" kept dropping to "0.0" ...which became quite frustrating because we rely on that measurement several times every minute while paddling. The app is running on a newer iPhone 12 mini, and everything else in the app, like distance, average speed, bearing, track, etc, all keep being recorded accurately, but the current speed keeps dropping to "0.0" while recording a trip.
I tried just about everything, from finishing the trip, to closing the app (and closing it from the background along with all other apps), to turning off the phone and restarting it several times. Every time we began a new trip, the current speed would display accurately for just a few minutes, and then drop to 0.0 again.
I eventually got so frustrated with it that I just left it alone while we paddled, and noticed (randomly, maybe every 10'ish minutes or so), the current speed shown would momentarily rise up to our actual speed for just a few seconds, and then go back down to 0.0, gradually rising/ falling, like... "0.0km/h, 2.1km/h, 3.6km/h, 5.2km/h, 7.3km/h, 4.1km/h, 1.1km/h, 0.0km/h".
I've used the app for the past couple of years without issue on an older iPhone 8 that I sold. This was my first time running the app on my newer iPhone 12 mini that I purchased brand new a few months ago... so if anything, I was expecting better GPS accuracy and performance on a newer phone.
Is this a known bug? Has anyone else encountered this issue? I hope it's fixed soon because we have a long distance 150km race coming up, and I've relied on the app in past years to give us accurate current speeds.
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