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Apple Watch Low Power Mode(s) - Fewer GPS Readings

phirst
Shkhara

Is the Apple Watch Strava app affected by the new Low Power Modes for Workouts. Does switching on these setting affect a Strava Workout? And if not - can they be integrated?

1. Simple setting - Low Power Mode

2. Advanced setting - Fewer GPS and Heart Rate Readings

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Hi again @phirst 

Thanks for your reply.  Yes, even if you leave the "fewer GPS and Heart Rate Readings" toggle to "off", turning on low power mode can impact the background app refresh frequency (it refreshes less often) and for best results we don't recommend doing that.


Jane (she/her)
STRAVA | Community Hub Team

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phirst
Shkhara

To be clear, simple Low Power Mode on the Apple Watch does not reduce the GPS points written. 
If you then additionally switch on “Fewer GPS and Heart Rate Readings”, then it does. And I assume you are confirming that this setting directly affects a Strava activity / workout?

Details of Apple Watch low power modes here

https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT213336

Hi again @phirst 

Thanks for your reply.  Yes, even if you leave the "fewer GPS and Heart Rate Readings" toggle to "off", turning on low power mode can impact the background app refresh frequency (it refreshes less often) and for best results we don't recommend doing that.


Jane (she/her)
STRAVA | Community Hub Team

That’s good to know

Jane
Strava
Strava

Hello @phirst 

Thanks for writing in about this.  We don't recommend using the low power mode settings when recording Strava activities.  It reduces the frequency of the GPS points written to the recording file,  and as a result reduces tje accuracy and completeness of the recorded data.  


Jane (she/her)
STRAVA | Community Hub Team

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