Garmin 245/945 connection issue

I have a Garmin Forerunner 245 Music and a Garmin Footpod. I have the footpod connected to my watch and then the watch connects to Zwift for HR, speed, cadence, etc. Ever since the last update, it seems to take a super long time for the watch to connect to Zwift. I actually missed the Go go Rabbit event because it was taking too long. Is anyone else having this issue? Any suggestions to fix it? It always seemed to connect really fast before. I am using a Samsung Pro TabS which is Microsoft 10 and also Zwift Companion on my Android phone. I usually connect to Zwift on the laptop via Bluetooth.