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

  1. dietcoke

    Thread Starter

    Please download "GPS Test" from the Android Market.

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

    In View: 12
    In Use: 0

    Using Samsung Vibrant....my former G1 had 8, which is why I want a Droid if it has a better GPS.

  2. LZeitgeist

    LZeitgeist Member

    I've used GPS Test for a couple weeks now.

    I usually see between 8 and 10 satellites and am using 1 less than I see if not all of them.

    The couple times I was seeing 0, I cycled the GPS toggle on the power management widget or rebooted the phone and GPS locked right on again.
  3. Outlaw.99

    Outlaw.99 Android Enthusiast

    There are two.... One by Mike and one by Chartcross... I know its a silly question but wanna make sure we comparing apples for ya...
  4. Dog1

    Dog1 Newbie

    I have not used the GPS test, but right after I got my phone I did this test.

    I pitted the Droid against my Garmin 60CsX, by which all other rugged handhelds are judged and my Garmin Nuvi car GPS.

    The phone was more accurate than the Nuvi and was just as accurate as my 60CsX and that Garmin was nearly $300.

    The turn by turn was crisp and on the money. No lags.
  5. Prime

    Prime Well-Known Member

    my gps is usually accurate between 10-20 feet
  6. dietcoke

    Thread Starter

    Oops, Chartcross, sorry.
  7. LZeitgeist

    LZeitgeist Member

    Mine too.
  8. Dubbin1

    Dubbin1 Android Expert

    I'm getting 9 and that sitting in the back room of my house not near a window. Accuracy is still 13ft :)
  9. adostrom

    adostrom Member

    I used GPS Status by Eclipsim. This was one of the first apps I loaded on my phone, and I think it's great. Indoors I don't get much signal, but when I walked a couple of yards away from the house it reported 9 sats in view, 9 used, and an error of 2 meters! I'm pretty sure that the $5K GPS in the airplane I used to fly wasn't as accurate...
  10. Outlaw.99

    Outlaw.99 Android Enthusiast

    10 in view/ 9 in use/ 6.6 feet

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