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'build a Pi+Adafruit GPS module in the past and given up realising it needs line of sight to work (or external antenna)'
FYI - non-Bangle - I used the inexpensive Ublox NEO-6M GPS Module and was able to get a minimum of five, usually eight satellite fixes in under a minute, when indoors fifteen feet from sliding patio door. No line of sight. Used their antenna - see images at page bottom
@user71255 were you wearing the watch on your wrist or did you hold up to the open sky for a bit? Not trolling, wondering if the gps receiver works under a jacket sleeve or does it need line clear line of sight. I held it against the train-window for a couple of minutes just now and it did find a fix. Will try the 'jacket sleeve' experiment tonight when cycling back home.
Having tried to build a Pi+Adafruit GPS module in the past and given up realising it needs line of sight to work (or external antenna), I am very stoked at what Bangle can do :-)