I've now been running in and out from my rootcellar with my 625 and 505 (and the beer so maybe i should call it rootbeer cellar......
) and this is what I've found. It might be old news to everybody but I'll post it anyway.
If the 625 or the 505 don't have contact with satellites when you start your time they will restart when they get gpxfix.
If the 625 or the 505 lose contact during the run they will not restart when they get gpxfix.
Personally i think it would be better if the watches never restarted once they're started.
Why restart? Is it because people want the time to start at the same place as the gpx gets fix, to start from 00.00.00? Or is it impossible to get the watch going without restarting when the watch gets gpsfix, to start from 00.03.14 for instance? Or is it a mistake in the programming?
If someone wants the time to start at the same time the gps is fixed and don't want to wait for the fix I think it would be better to either:
- get a question when you press start saying "gps not fixed. Do you want the time to start now or automatically when gps is fixed?"
( or something shorter but described in the manual as above) and then you can choose for youself immediately and start running,
or, a little simpler,
- the watch gives a clear and loud signal when it gets gpsfix. Then you can choose to start running without fix and when fix comes the watch just goes on, or you start running and wait for the signal. Then you press start.