GR III geotagging with a phone

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MarBa Contributing Member • Posts: 807
GR III geotagging with a phone

Hi,

I would like to ask if anyone was able to get geotagging working on GR III reliably.

I don't have the camera but I have K-3 III and the system for geotagging seems the same as it is on GR III.

For me, everything seems fine and it works OK .. but I lose the Bluetooth connection between my camera and my phone every time I turn off the camera while my phone is sleeping. It would not reestablish until I wake up my phone.

So .. I can't just have my phone in my pocket and keep using the camera because if I turn it off or it turns itself off automatically, the GPS info will not be saved because the BT connection drops.

I can't figure it out. I have Samsung S9. Contacting Pentax and the App developer was with no response.

Anyone can share a success story? Can you just go for a walk set up phone-camera connection once and then have your photos geotagged during an extensive period of time, say hours?

Any ideas for how to set this up would be highly appreciated!

Thanks!

Best,

M

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