When the Galaxy Watch Active is paired with a phone, the Watch does not use its own on-board GPS. Why is this?
Answer : It’s normal operation.
The Watch Active has a GPS antenna so that you can check your real-time location information without connecting to a mobile device.
However, when your Galaxy Watch Active2 and mobile device are connected, this feature uses your mobile device’s GPS. Activate the mobile device’s location feature to use the GPS sensor.
• When you are using your Galaxy Watch Active2 without connecting to a mobile device, the GPS antenna in your Galaxy Watch
Active2 will be used.
• The GPS antenna in your Galaxy Watch Active2 will be used when using the Samsung Health feature, even though your Galaxy Watch Active2 is connected to your mobile device.
• GPS signal strength may decrease in locations where the signal is obstructed, such as between buildings or in poor weather conditions.