Why do Automatic Pro & Lite ask iOS location services access to be set to “Always”?

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Updated 2/2017

We use your phone’s GPS to improve route accuracy. Doing so requires us to have access to it even when our app is in the background. Apple’s other option, ‘While Using,’ only gives us access to your location while the app is in the foreground. If you select this option and your app is not in the foreground as you drive, Automatic will rely solely on GPS points from the adapter which may not always get a clear signal.  

Even if you keep location services on at all times, Automatic does NOT attempt to access your location except when you are connected to your Adapter over Bluetooth.
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