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How good is your GPS?

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

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  2. LZeitgeist

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    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

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    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

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

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    Oops, Chartcross, sorry.
     
  7. LZeitgeist

    LZeitgeist Well-Known Member
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    Mine too.
     
  8. Dubbin1

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

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    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 Well-Known Member
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    10 in view/ 9 in use/ 6.6 feet
     

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