It is necessary?
It is essential to enable GPS service so Velodash can record your workout route.
If you are using the app without the speed sensor, turning GPS off will result in invalid tracking because there isn’t enough data to determine speed and distance.
What do I do with poor GPS signal?
GPS in smartphones might take a couple of minutes to calibrate and locate after being switched on.
However, there are some factors that affect acquiring valid GPS signal such as tunnels, weather, clustered buildings, or terrain.
Try to wait for a while, if you were indoor, get close to the window and see if the poor signal indicator disappear.
Why does Velodash keep operating and recording in the background?
To enable users to access other apps or turn off the screen to save battery during a ride, we have made Velodash fully functional even in the background.
To completely turn off Velodash (aka stop transmitting data from your phone in the background), double press the home key and remove it from the que.