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Tips Orientation of phone for best GPS reception?

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by KingFatty, Aug 26, 2010.

  1. KingFatty

    KingFatty Well-Known Member
    Thread Starter

    Jun 17, 2010

    Does anyone know what position/orientation of the phone will provide best GPS reception, ignoring other issues like trees/canyons/available satellites?

    Maybe we can deduce the best orientation of the phone for receiving GPS signals, if we know the location of the GPS antenna in the phone and can look up the specs on the antenna to see what the preferred reception orientation will be.

    E.g., will placing the phone face-down increase the satellite reception? Or vertical, face up, sideways, etc. etc.

    I'm going to carry the phone in my hiking hat while hiking and using "My Tracks" to record my progress, so I am able to position the phone whatever way would be best.



  2. Meltz014

    Meltz014 Well-Known Member

    Jun 5, 2010
    Hmmm...that seems like it would be a pretty negligible factor for GPS reception. I've tried moving around a lot when i didn't get that great of GPS signal, and, well, nothing happened. However, sometimes my phone will see the satellites but won't connect, in which case i do a full reboot and everything works fine.
  3. I put my phone standing straight up in the portrait orientation inside the pocket of my hydration pack when I go running. I use the GPS + CardioTrainer to track my course, speed, time, etc. and I have no issues.

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