How to set up the GPS location on a Samsung Galaxy Watch

Last Update Date : Mar 12. 2020

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The Galaxy Watch has a GPS sensor so that you can search your real-time location, without connecting to a Mobile Device.


When you are using your Galaxy Watch without connecting to a Mobile Device, or using apps such as Alti-Barometer, the GPS sensor in your Galaxy Watch will be active.  


If your Galaxy Watch is connected to a Mobile Device,  activate the Mobile Device’s location feature to use the GPS sensor.


To select a locating method, scroll down on the screen and select a choice between WiFi, GPS and wireless networks or GPS only. However, please note that GPS and wireless networks are the most accurate. 


Follow the steps below to set up the GPS location on your Galaxy Watch: 


1 Tap Settings
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2 Tap Connections
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3 Tap Location
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4 Switch and activate Location
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If you are having issues with your watch not tracking your location please see : Why does my Wearable Galaxy/Gear not track my routine on GPS.


You can download the user manual from our Manuals & Downloads page. For all other queries or further technical assistance, please call Samsung Customer Care on 0800 726 786 or Live Chat with our Technical Team online, services are open 24 hours, 7 days.

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