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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by Hawkmech, Sep 22, 2010.

  1. Hawkmech

    Hawkmech Active Member
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    Trying to decide on droidx or sf, is everyone having serious gps issues?
     

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  2. E=Fb

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    I haven't had any issues other than taking two to three minutes to lock on. But once it locks on it works
    perfect.
     
  3. Darkhan

    Darkhan Well-Known Member
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    Same for me. I had the X and it was a great phone, for me the Fas feels better. Really you should try each one and decide.
     
  4. Droidus

    Droidus Well-Known Member
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    No issues at all, accurate to 3 meters
     
  5. EliC

    EliC Well-Known Member
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    I have been having serious issues. If outside under a clear sky there are long lock times. Anything, including a car roof, seem to cut down on the phones ability to lock and hold a lock.
     
  6. +1
     
  7. tystevens

    tystevens Well-Known Member
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    No issues with mine. I've used the GPS nearly every day since I got the phone (the first day available). Works great! The only "issue" I've had is when I turn it on for the first time inside a building, it takes a while to lock on, and often wont get better than 50 meters or so. But within 30 seconds of walking outside, it locks w/in 3 meters (or closer sometimes), and doesn't lose me.

    I don't know if this is unique to the SF, or if all GPS units work this way, so I'm not sure if it is a problem or not. But, why would I need the GPS inside a building, anyway? So, not really an issue for me, even if other phones are better able to locate the user's position inside.
     
  8. matthewh

    matthewh New Member
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    I had serious issues until I found this post on forums:

    After following those directions mine works great. Actually I only did steps 1 - 5. I should try it again and do steps 6 and 7. My GPS works great now though. Anyone having GPS issue should try this!
     
  9. xceebeex

    xceebeex Well-Known Member
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    Other than the occassional long lock on time, I don't really have any problems. I am usually accurate down to 3 meters and have even been as good as 1 meter before.
     
  10. d1c1ple

    d1c1ple Well-Known Member
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    test today on 4.5 hr commute boston to NJ. Worked pretty good. Had 1 area where it lost connectivity; but told it to route again and it picked up where it left off very quickly. Once in NJ i fired up GPS test and most in View were 12; in use most seen 10. Accuracy 3.3 ft is best I noticed. Still having learning curve issues though; using VLINGO to kick off voice navigation w google maps/nav. I set it as default and will test more next week during commute.
     
  11. hanano17

    hanano17 Well-Known Member
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    I wasn't having issues unless I was indoors, so i did this the other day and it now works perfectly in doors too. Even pinpoints me with 6 feet sometimes.

    Everyone should try this if it is taking more than 30 secs to lock or you are getting pinpointed more than 100 feet away.
     
  12. Veez

    Veez Well-Known Member
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    love it! thanks for that tidbit!! any other lil secrets like this that will optimize the phone??
     

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