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13 February 2017, 14:29

Hello,

I have my bike setup for indoor cycling and have followed the threads about using the watch where you have no GPS signal to get Distance and Cadence, but you can't get past the "Please Wait" while it tried to sync before you start your workout ?
Can you simply put the watch in Airplane mode to "Disable GPS" or does this also disable BT ?
Is there some way to Block the GPS signal of disable it ?

Thanks,
Don

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    13 February 2017, 14:33

    DEye wrote:

    Hello,

    I have my bike setup for indoor cycling and have followed the threads about using the watch where you have no GPS signal to get Distance and Cadence, but you can't get past the "Please Wait" while it tried to sync before you start your workout ?
    Can you simply put the watch in Airplane mode to "Disable GPS" or does this also disable BT ?
    Is there some way to Block the GPS signal of disable it ?

    Thanks,
    Don

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    There is no way to use the original MultiSport for indoor cycling as it is only designed for outdoor use. It requires GPS to get a start lock and even if you can get GPS indoors it will then use GPS for distance and speed, overriding the speed sensor. If you want indoor cycling you need to upgrade to one of the newer Spark watches which include a dedicated indoor cycling mode. It is not being added to the MS, which are 4 years and multiple generations old.

    I imagine this is not what you were hoping to hear but let me know if this answered your question. If it did, please mark it as a solution so other can look for it if they have the same question.
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    13 February 2017, 14:48

    Hello tfarabaugh,

    First, thank you for responding, I know this is a dead horse, but I hoped there was a Sneak around.

    If this is considered a Dead product at TomTom are their open API's that would allow one to tinker with a dead unsupported product?

    ( Although I marked your post to this thread as a "solution" we all know it isn't but this topic is not going anywhere ;) so we can let it go. Which is not to say I won't stop trying to getvitvto work somehow )

    Thanks again for the reply,
    Don

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