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Nathan Budd
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Hi Craig.

I realise that this isn't the intention of Ghostracer, but I was wondering if you'd given any more thought to recording just HR without GPS?

This would be extremely useful in the gym on treadmill or rowing machine.

Possibly with the option to edit and add distance/time before uploading?

Indoor workouts is something that the Strava app itself is missing.

On my last indoor trainer cycling session, I recorded my HR with the GPS turned off, then uploaded to strava, which shows HR, but no distance.

To correct this, I downloaded the tcx file, and edited it so that the distance matched the distance I'd ridden, then re-uploaded.

If you considered something like this, then it'd make your app stand out.

Obviously if it's not much use to you, then it wont take priority, but just a thought.

Cheers,
Nath

NOTE: Link to mentioned indoor bike session - https://www.strava.com/activities/435212248
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I've had enough of this watch now! Went for another run this morning, and it cut out 2.5 miles in. No music this time, just HR.
It's going on eBay and I'm buying a Forerunner 25.
Shame I can't return it to Amazon as it's not fit for purpose.
Thanks for the app +Craig Jarratt I may use it again with a next gen Android Wear watch.
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I have the same problems as you, really bad product. I bought a Flipbelt to bring my phone and use the SW3 in paired mode, the Flipbelt works really well 
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Thanks! (How did I miss this???)
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I went for a short run with the wife yesterday evening, and the GPS really didn't want to get a full GPS lock. I had it searching for about 10 minutes, but it would only flick between 2-3 bars.

My run vs the wife's:
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Well, your quite righet. SW3 has a mediocre GPS, but I do really think that some watches may be better made then the others.
Maybe I'm lucky, but if you look ate this training session, for example, and zoom to the "loops" made in the green area (passing and repassing over the same track for more laps):
https://www.strava.com/activities/406256590
you can see that that the error is not too high for me.

I use to"incect datas" with Wear GPS for Android, after getting a good fix.
Maybe you can give a try to it (and disable wifi, of course).
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My watch decided to crap out part of the way into my run last night. Music stopped, watch froze and I had to press and hold the power button to restart.

The run started again, and when I got home I was having real issues getting the app to pull the activity from the phone.

I was getting 'no activities' and tried stopping and starting a new run on the watch, to get it to pull through. Went for a shower, and when I came back they had pulled through!

I had to piece together the two files, but other than that, all was fine!

Thanks +Craig Jarratt​! 
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Even worse.. Maybe deleting some of the songs off the watch might resolve the issue? Then it's probably just too full.. 
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Finally got round to running again, which is what I bought the watch for in the first place! I wrapped a tissue round my wrist then put the watch on, and it seemed to work pretty well!
I used just the watch, along with my Bluetooth headphones and Bluetooth HR strap, and the run tracked pretty well. It was a bit sketchy for the first 100m or so, but fine after that!
https://www.strava.com/activities/372691957
Great work +Craig Jarratt 
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maybe it's because I have hairy arms that act as a barrier to the sweat that I'm ok!
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Is there any way to record HR every second without recording GPS data? Eg, for the gym?
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Not yet. I keep thinking about it. A workout mode to turn off GPS. I might work on it soon, its just a problem of changing the app's database setup.

sport gear tracker in the play store does what you want, I presume you can export it to whatever web service you use.
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The wife and I stayed in 'The Olde Cottage Inn' for our wedding anniversary, and hadn't made plans to eat, so ate in the adjoining Thai restaurant for convenience. I lived with a part Thai housemate in uni for a couple of years, but this place did the best Thai curry (panang) I've ever had! We had to wait a while for a table, but the staff were extremely apologetic. We'd definitely eat here again!
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We stayed overnight with friends for another friends 30th in Frome. The staff were all really friendly and the pub seemed nice. They don't start food until 6, so we had to go elsewhere for dinner. Our room was nice, but small. Our friends across the corridor paid the same and their room was twice the size. Breakfast was nice in the morning, but no black pudding :(
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We went to the Woolpack on the recommendation of the woman in the B&B we were staying in, as they didn't do food until 6. We had a few drinks, and a some food and it was excellent! The wife had the pork and chorizo burger, I had the share platter, and both were excellent! The staff were friendly, and we'd definitely visit again.
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Great Christmas lights! Very friendly staff as well.
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Always receive excellent service when ever I drop my bike off (usually after I've cocked something up!)
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