question on GPS locator

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  1. jtyl85

    jtyl85 New Member
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    Do i have to turn on "wireless network" and "enable gps satellites" to locate my position? bcuz it seems if i just "enable gps satellites" it wont locate where i am. Is there anyway to solve this such as dl a app or is there something im doing wrong?!



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  2. daffyduck

    daffyduck Well-Known Member
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    Will have a test later when I am out & about - the two should be completely independent of each other......all that should happen, is that the mobile network will quickly find your approximate position & when the GPS link is established (can take up to half a minute), your precise location is identified.

    Don't forget, you need to be outside of most buildings with a clear view of the sky.
     
  3. Slug

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    Heavy cloud cover will also degrade the signal, as will tree cover. Wet foliage is an absolute nightmare, so if you're lost in a thick forest during a rain storm... :(
     
  4. jtyl85

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    i guess tat explain it since im visiting china hahah w/ heavy polluted clouds..it gets bad signals...at least i knw GPS & wireless network dont need to be enable at the same time and tat they are independent stuff, since i hv a n95 b4 n i need to hv data service do hv my map working...!! now i know its not broken or nething...


    thx for your info!!!
     
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    Ah. That may also be a factor - GPS sats are in geostationary orbit and politics may be an issue. ;)
     
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