‘Garmin’ ‘UltraTrac’ GPS Distance Measurement Is A Cruel Joke.
I am shocked and appalled! This is NOT RIGHT. UltraTrac can’t be this bad — but it is.
That 0.44 mile walk was from Wednesday, April 17, 2019 — my first day off crutches in 6-weeks after my knee surgery. My first walk in 6-weeks. As I am walking I realize that the GPS distance is off — way off. But, I persevered. Today, 2-days later I clocked the distance of just a part of that walk using my car. Just that section came to 0.4 miles and I didn’t even bother driving half of the ‘course’.
This is stupid. Same problem that Garmin has with open water swimming.
There really should not be an issue. It should be able to compute the distance between the GPS reading. It, with my Garmin Fenix 5 Plus, even has the gyroscope to tell it which way I was headed. Very disappointed.
Did a Google on ‘UltraTac’. This is a known and COMMON problem. I am amazed that Garmin hasn’t bothered to fix it.
So, heads-up. Do NOT, I repeat, DO NOT, use UltraTac. It is a joke.