GPS inaccuracies? Anyone?


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  1. ARR22

    ARR22 Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    I love my EVO to death. In fact till death till us part. There is one thing that kinda annoys me about it. And its the the HTC Weather/Clock widget. Sometimes it will display another city other then my own. Sometimes refreshing it helps. Other times I have to reboot the phone in order for it to display my city's weather and not a city a 100 miles east of me. Some times in Google Maps it displays my location as another city as well. Not always but about half the time. And It does get quite annoying. Therefore I came to the conclusion that it has to be gps related. Is anyone else having this minor issue? Does anyone know how to fix it? Any help will be immensely appreciated. Thanks in Advance. :confused:
     

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  2. skinnyguy

    skinnyguy Well-Known Member

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    I live in Hawaii and last night it said I was in Sudan. And sometimes at night it shows the sun in the weather.
     
  3. JustinD

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    I haven't had any issues with location. I did have it showing sunny weather tonight around 1130pm though. Refreshing didn't help....although it fixed itself about 30 minutes later.
     
  4. pingpongboss

    pingpongboss Well-Known Member

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    Might be related: In the Speed Test app (app version of Speedtest.net - The Global Broadband Speed Test), it keeps saying I'm in Wichita or something. I'm in Southern California.

    On my Moto Droid, Latitude kept thinking I'm in Boston.
     
  5. swatpup102

    swatpup102 Well-Known Member

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    I don't think it's a GPS inaccuracy, I think it's just how the Widget reads the location data, probably with a combo of google maps that takes a second to find where you are. Mine does this as well, but I know for sure that the GPS in this phone is one of the most accurate I've seen, down to literally pinpointing me in the exact location in my house at anytime. It does well approximating off the cell towers, but when the GPS is on, it's gotta be within no more than 10 feet most of the time.
     
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  6. legacy

    legacy Well-Known Member

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    This. The GPS is REALLY accurate. One of my favorite things about the phone is the GPS with Google Navigation. The issue is with the Widget. I think it's probably getting info from cell towers or somewhere besides the GPS (especially since it works even when GPS is turned off)
     

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