Has anyone else had disappointing experience with Workouts?
Had an Apple Watch now for a while and in the past, haven’t really noticed issues (perhaps because my route to work was lots of straight lines…) But in my new job and with a new Series 5 to replace my Series 3, I’m seeing ridiculous deviations from the road whilst cycling.
I don’t think it’s a hardware issue, as I can happily use other apps on the same device with far better accuracy. See the screenshots below (the blue is the ride recorded this morning with Workout, the green is via Workoutdoors, on my way home). Both instances, I had my phone with me.
One of these images is near the start of the ride and the other at the end (as it was a commute to work, so I’d expect poor signal perhaps to start but better at the end - the Apple Workouts track doesn’t show this, just shows poor consistency across the board).
Using WorkoutDoors isn’t a big deal, as it’s an excellent app, (it does mean my rides don’t count for a 7 workout week mind!) but it’s disappointing to see. I don’t even know if it’s down to the polling - I have a Garmin watch and a Garmin bike GPS as well, and I can set them to GPS position every 1 second, so they get a better fit as well. However, the Workout one is terrible and I don’t believe Workoutdoors changes this.
Walking wise, it’s reasonable. I’d argue within margin of error, but that’s perhaps because I’m at a slower speed. It just seems that cycling is consistently bad, unless a third party app is used.