How Does GPS Work In Smartwatch

Written by Rahul Makwana


The Global Positioning System (GPS) uses Satellites from orbit approximately 21,000km above the earth’s surface.

Most smartwatch receives singles from 4 different satellite which moves around the earth twice a day.

When the smartwatch receives data from the satellite, it then uses the algorithm which is made by the smartwatch brand and calculates all the data and provides as accurate data as it can.

Now, each brand uses a different kind of algorithm, so the data might be different on each smartwatch.

For example, Apple Watch will give you accurate data compared to a random smartwatch worth Rs 5000 because Apple had done R&D for the years and if they want they can spend more money but a new brand will take some time.

In the end, it depends on which brand’s Smartwatch you’re using it and the quality of the GPS tracker they have used.