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Discussion in 'Android Lounge' started by puppykickr, Mar 12, 2021.

  1. puppykickr

    puppykickr Android Expert
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    For the life of me, I cannot get any 'speedometer' apps to work at all.

    I only want to see if the speedometer in my vehicle is accurate.

    Maybe the device does not have GPS capability?

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  2. MoodyBlues

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    Well, if all else fails, @puppykickr, I can point you to a couple of speed traps around here! They always have those annoying lit-up signs that say 'the speed limit is X -- your speed is Y' (so you'll slow down). Convenient? No. Accurate? You betcha! :D
     
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  3. puppykickr

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    Well, as far away as we live from each other { I am about 12 miles from the southern tip of Lake Michigan } it would be more convenient to just ask an officer if he wouldn't mind radaring me.

    At least that way, I could also test out my new radar detector, lol.
     
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  4. puppykickr

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  5. Hadron

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    Do any GPS apps work on it (a GPS test app, or something like OSMAnd)? Or a hardware checker like DevCheck, to see whether the device actually has GPS.

    I know you tend not to use Google apps, but do you have Play Services installed? If not and these apps use Google's "fused location" API that might be the problem.

    Just guessing really.
     
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  6. MoodyBlues

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    Are those still legal? I thought they were long gone. :thinking:

    Hey, I KNEW it wouldn't be convenient to come here, but it would WORK. roflanimated.gif
     
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  7. mikedt

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    OT:
    I think it depends on where one is, and what local laws and ordinances might apply to radar detectors.
     
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  8. puppykickr

    puppykickr Android Expert
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    Radar detectors are legal basically everywhere.
    It has something to do with the freedom of the airwaves.

    If they can broadcast it, then you are allowed to receive it.
    {This does not mean that you are alowed to broadcast on certain frequencies without a licence- but you are always allowed to receive any broadcast on the airwaves.}

    The exceptions are for D.O.T. controlled vehicles- ie. trucks, buses, etc. and for a very few areas of the country that choose to ignore Constitutional rights, such as Washington D.C..
     
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  9. puppykickr

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    I figured it was probably some darn Google turd that I had shoveled away.

    I do have Play Services active and running, due to some games, G-Mail, etc.
    Play Store is disabled, as it is a PITA anytime it is activated.

    I probably have Fused Location disabled, because anything that has 'Google' and 'Location' in the same name is about as comforting as something that has 'Kotex" and "Fire' in its name.
     
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  10. mikedt

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    OT:
    Where I am, China, quite frankly I don't think there's any need for a radar detector, although they are legal here AFAIK. All speed camera, traffic light camera locations are publicly documented, and so all one needs is just a mobile phone running a satnav app, and that gives plenty of warning when one is on the roads.
     
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  11. puppykickr

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    How does this work for mobile units in police vehicles?
    And woudn't I also need location services to function on my device in order for any such app like that to be useful?
     
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