What you need to know about GPS and the Apple Watch Series 2
The new Apple Watch Series 2 comes with built-in GPS and waterproofing
Scott Stein tries on the all-new Apple Watch Series 2 and checks out the built-in GPS.
Theboasts built-in GPS capabilities, so you can leave your iPhone at home or in your gym locker during a workout. The watch will take care of tracking all of the important details.
Previously, you had to have yournearby in order for the Watch to capture location information from the Global Positioning System.
The first time I started a workout with the Series 2, I was expecting to find some sort of GPS button or indicator letting me know the satellite-powered system was active.
It turns out, when you start specific workouts and your iPhone isn’t nearby, yourSeries 2 will automatically track the workout with GPS.
There isn’t a button or setting you need to worry about — it just works, as Steve Jobs would say.
Workouts that are tracked via GPS include:
- Outdoor walk
- Outdoor run
- Open water swim
- Outdoor cycle
Once you complete a workout and your Watch reconnects with your iPhone, you can view your GPS data by opening the Activity app. Next, scroll down to the Workout section and tap on a completed workout.