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i recently tried the Gear Fit in a Samsung Experience Store. As i chose "Cycling" the Gear Fit told me to connect it with my phone, so it could use the GPS module for training statistics. It is only possible to use the Cycline option in connection with a smartphone? Or does it nevertheless measure my BPM and time without the use of the phones GPS module? It would be very weird to carry my phone all the time when i go cylcing...

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Dear Community,

i recently tried the Gear Fit in a Samsung Experience Store. As i chose "Cycling" the Gear Fit told me to connect it with my phone, so it could use the GPS module for training statistics. It is only possible to use the Cycline option in connection with a smartphone? Or does it nevertheless measure my BPM and time without the use of the phones GPS module? It would be very weird to carry my phone all the time when i go cylcing...

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Unfortunately all the excersize functions require GPS, thusly a phone to function. Even if you have a phone connected and the GPS off it halts saying you aren't moving. At this point that is the limitation. Hopefully that will change so the fit can be used for stationary bikes, etc.

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Unfortunately all the excersize functions require GPS, thusly a phone to function. Even if you have a phone connected and the GPS off it halts saying you aren't moving. At this point that is the limitation. Hopefully that will change so the fit can be used for stationary bikes, etc.

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so i cant just run with the gear fit, without having my mobile with me?? does the gear fit then not measures my taken steps and by bpm?
 
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so i cant just run with the gear fit, without having my mobile with me?? does the gear fit then not measures my taken steps and by bpm?
Others please correct me if I've missed something. The steps can be measured all the time, but continuous bpm is only measured in excersize mode which needs GPS. It's a horrible answer but I believe a correct one.

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Using running/hiking mode does not require connection to phone

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Hiking actually requires GPS. Hiking and biking I guess itīs because of ascent/descent measuring ?
 
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Hiking actually requires GPS. Hiking and biking I guess itīs because of ascent/descent measuring ?
Oh, great. Good to know. I'll do some more thorough testing.

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