Support why does the map gps suck?

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by josh4, Aug 14, 2009.

  1. josh4

    josh4 Active Member
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    It's never precision, always off by a city block or two. My understanding, GPS is supposed to be exact. Is this actually triangulation or what's going on here?
     

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  2. randel77

    randel77 Well-Known Member
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    this is a topic that has been talked about a lot. For some people the gps sucks for other it's great. If i zoom in enough, the gps/maps on my phone can show what room of the house I'm in so it works very good for me. There have been a few explanations offered why the gps doesn't work well for some; weather, satellites, etc. All I can tell you it works great on my phone (g1), inside or out, in San Diego.
     
  3. punkzanyj

    punkzanyj Well-Known Member
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    Do you actually have GPS on? What you describe happens commonly when you're just using wireless location - which is by triangulation.
     
  4. kabbie_mcfeely

    kabbie_mcfeely Well-Known Member
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    I want to know how you get the *GPS* to work indoors. GPS's are designed to, and 99.9% of the time won't, too work indoors. I think maybe you are using the "use wireless network" seting to get where you are indoors.

    To answer the original posters question...

    There is a chance its you GPS reciever. However that is a very slim chance. Most of the time it your overhead cover that blocks the signal. The GPS signal has trouble getting through thick tree cover, city canyons (tall buildings), very thick cloud cover and many other things. Turn off "use wireless" and only use GPS, then try going into an open area such as a football or baseball field. Then try the GPS, give it 3 to 5 minutes to lock on. If you still have trouble call customer service.
     
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