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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by dietcoke, Aug 11, 2010.

  1. dietcoke

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    Please download "GPS Test" from the Android Market.

    List how many satellites you get "In View" and how many "In Use".

    Me:
    In View: 12
    In Use: 0

    Using Samsung Vibrant....which is why I want an EVO if it has a better GPS.
     

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  2. SporkLover

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    lol, you are relentless
     
  3. laredo7mm

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    Relentless isn't the word I would have choosen...;)
     
  4. laredo7mm

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    I think the OP should get that T-Mobile Garmin phone.
     
  5. gameday26

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    mine has been perfect, i will never use map quest again. my favorite part is the starting point "my location" saves me that 20 seconds it takes to put in a starting address!
     
  6. dietcoke

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    In Internet slang, a troll is someone who posts inflammatory, extraneous, or off-topic messages in an online community, such as an online discussion forum, chat room, or blog, with the primary intent of provoking other users into a desired emotional response[1] or of otherwise disrupting normal on-topic discussion.
     
  7. EasyEEE

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    Are you inside or out?

    9 in view, 8 in use, accuracy 10ft.... currently in the john. :)
     
  8. 81_

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    lot of variables, but i have 9 in view, and nine in use. accuracy 26.2 feet


    just dropped to 7 and 7, but accuracy is now 19.7 feet
     
  9. GiftedPlacebo

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    8/8 19.7ft in my house...

    9/8 6.6ft in my back yard.
     
  10. EarlyMon

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    I just use Tricorder - not as informative but a whole lot more fun (tap the compass).
     
  11. RickJ

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    Gps is pretty spot on, the Evo doesnt have the same gps problems currently affecting the galaxy line. LOL, I'm sure you knew that already, but more than happy to reiterate it:)
     
  12. Minjin

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    I think it is very good. I have already done a bunch of geocaching with this and the caches are always very close to where the Evo says. 7ft accuracy is typical, which is pretty decent.
     
  13. SporkLover

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    :) I can see how you might think so, but you reap what you sow. You multiple threads in the Epic 4G has earned you some grief.

    I'm using 9 with an accuracy of 6 feet.
     
  14. EasyEEE

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    9, 9, 6 ft.
     
  15. brownhornet

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    I would say its the most accurate i've ever had phone wise. I remember when I had my tp2 that thing used to lag and youd be sometimes 500ft ahead of the indicator on the gps.
     
  16. archercc

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    Not sure how many satellites but Google earth knows what room I am in.
     
  17. meyerweb

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    Indoors, about 8 feet from a Window:

    8 in view, 8 in use, 10 feet
     
  18. dietcoke

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    Keep your posts on topic
    Nobody cares about your two cents meant to instigate
    Stop being a troll.

    This isn't complicated. Grow up.
     
  19. One Beast

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    11 in view
    11 in Use

    indoors
     
  20. novox77

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    Using the GPS on the Evo is one of (if not THE) most battery-intensive activities on the phone. I remember from my blackberry days the frustration of losing GPS signal while navigating a new location. My wife's iPhone 3G was exactly the same. At the time, I researched why the phones would drop signal while a dedicated nav device would not. The difference is in the amount of power the radio utilized to find the satellites.

    Apparently, the Evo puts GPS satellite connectivity above conservation of battery (opposite of BB and iPhone). Therefore, GPS performance is top-notch on the Evo (never had a single instance of GPS signal loss except going through Boston's Big Dig), but battery takes a good beating after using the nav.

    Getting a car charger that delivers 1A+ AND triggers quick-charge on the phone is definitely worth the investment if you plan to use the phone's nav a lot.
     
  21. SporkLover

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    Are you ******ed? Read my previous post, and then read your posts on Aug 11.
     
  22. tjwoo

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    9/9
    but this is a bit of a flawed benchmarking in comparing to others since there are high variables such as location.
     
  23. Traceamount

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    Looking forward to see that screen cap from your Vibrant, thanks in advance!
     
  24. nzo

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    3/3/315ft
     
  25. Thefoodman52

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    I got....
    10 in view
    9-10 in use
    19.7-5ft accurate.

    Not bad for a phone...
     
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