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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by hakoreh, Aug 17, 2010.

  1. hakoreh

    hakoreh Member
    Thread Starter

    Has anyones GPS been out of wack lately?

    On the Belt parkway west in Brooklyn right after the Gowanas Canal - specifically while driving the GPS thinks I'm on the streets rather than the highway? As in it thinks I'm on 3rd avenue but I'm actually on the highway. It keeps telling me to turn left and right when I'm on the highway going straight. Everything else works right but the GPS has been a little off. That's all.

    Anyone else, what do you think?

    Thanks:thinking:
     


  2. cp1

    cp1 Android Enthusiast

    No, mine's fine.
     
  3. cortecds

    cortecds Well-Known Member

    Take the phone hold it like a matchbox car screen up and drive it around in a figure 8 pattern for 5-10 seconds, kind of quickly. I know it looks funny, but this is not a joke. And no, you do not have to make vroom, vroom sounds when you do it :). This is suppose to recalibrate the compass I am not sure about the GPS but I am sure that they work together. Also did you know that if you have a case that you put your phone in and if it has a magnet closure you will have to reset your compass everytime you go to use it. I did have my GPS mess up like this but I didn't need to recalibrate it. I finally just noticed it was off (or something) because after 2-5 minutes it fixed itself.
     
  4. hakoreh

    hakoreh Member
    Thread Starter

    interesting idea. now i need a empty parking lot to do that in
     
  5. cortecds

    cortecds Well-Known Member

    ahhh, no. You don't drive it around you just move it around in your hand.
    Like a match box car.
     
  6. cp1

    cp1 Android Enthusiast

    I think there's a menu setting to start the recalibration -- you don't just start waving it around.
     
  7. hakoreh

    hakoreh Member
    Thread Starter

    oh it didnt sound clear from your post. i tried it, will see later if it fixed.

    thanks
     
  8. hakoreh

    hakoreh Member
    Thread Starter

    OK so it didn't work.

    It seems EVERYWHERE my Dinc doesn't realize it's elevated. Meaning if I'm on an elevated highway, it still thinks I'm on the street. This happens on the Belt Parkway, BQE, etc. I am driving and tells me to make lefts and rights on local streets that are below me. Otherwise it works fine.

    Any suggestions??
     
  9. cp1

    cp1 Android Enthusiast

    I think that's pretty common with GPSs.
     
  10. bjanow

    bjanow Android Expert

    If you're on the BQE or Belt or Southern State you better know where the heck you're going or you will end up in the Bronx. Or worse, Jackson Heights. Map it before you head out.
     
  11. Fine69

    Fine69 Android Enthusiast

    In my apt right now according maps Im 150ft from where I really am. Isnt that the DOD buffer that is put into non government use?
     
  12. cp1

    cp1 Android Enthusiast

    No, that was removed by Clinton 15 or so years ago. It's either because you're inside, or you're using Wifi / 3G for position instead of GPS.
     
  13. Fine69

    Fine69 Android Enthusiast

    I think it is also lag with latitude Wife was parked in her cat out side and it showed her still down the street about 200 feet away
     
  14. bjanow

    bjanow Android Expert

    From what I understand about this it's pulled from the nearest tower when last polled. Sometimes it's spot on but other times, especially if the phone is asleep, it's from the latest tower.
     
  15. breathmints

    breathmints Member

    im on the gps app all the time.. i think u should turn on the gps .. and then hit the menu button and then hit my location..i think it should recalibrate where your at
     
  16. cp1

    cp1 Android Enthusiast

    It's only off by about 10 feet for me in my house -- are you sure your GPS is on?
     
  17. hakoreh

    hakoreh Member
    Thread Starter

    yes GPS is on. and no it's not common because it worked perfectly a week ago. it seems though on Friday thank GD it worked fine.
     

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