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  1. velvetelvis

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    how is the gps on the atrix? i came from and ipone 4 which had a great gps to the inspire which is not so good. google nav is great, but the gps seems to lose me for a few seconds every now and then. so im thinking of switching to the atrix, but i need a good gps as i use it every day. also, i need a good external speaker. never realized how much i use that to talk until i had the inspire which has a very bad external speaker. thanks in advance.
     

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    Typically if I am outside unobstructed the GPS has me within 5 feet. On average around 12-14 feet. (GPS TEST) Used in the car dock as a GPS it has worked perfectly and I love the "apps" built in the Atrix when used with it's car dock. Speaker is fabulous.

    Two thumbs up here.
     
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    what "apps" built in?
     
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    I have both the Inspire and the Atrix and I find the Atrix to have significantly better GPS reception. The Atrix keeps a lock with 5'-10' accuracy almost all the time while in my vehicle.

    It picks up immediately when I have turned and always has my compass orientation correct. Coming from the Captivate, I REALLY appreciate the accurate GPS of the Atrix.
     
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    When you plug the phone into the the car dock (the specific Moto Atrix dock) it automatically hops into "car mode" larger icons, voice activation, all that. That's why I used the "" around the apps, cause it's not really an app per say but it functions differently in the dock than out of it.
     
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    that sounds handy. how much are the car docks running?
     

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