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Prove to me that you have a working GPS on your Captivate!

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by Galroc, Aug 17, 2010.

  1. Galroc

    Galroc Newbie
    Thread Starter

    This is to everyone who claims that they have a working GPS on their Captivate via whatever means available to them.


    1. Get Google Tracks.
    2. Turn on tracking.
    3. Walk, Run, Ride a bike for 2-3 miles.
    4. Post track on Google Maps.
    5. Post link to track here.

    For example, here is my track using the Captivate this past Sunday: Bike Ride - Google Maps

    Show me yours if you do have a decent track, post the settings and firmware version that you are using.
     


  2. symp el

    symp el Newbie

    If you're that unhappy with the phone take it back. You sound very angry.
     
  3. The Shape

    The Shape Well-Known Member

    Nobody has to prove anything to you.
     
  4. jza

    jza Lurker

    here you go bro! turned the gps on when i was on the highway, so you'll notice it's accuracy increase as it locked on. it locked within 30 seconds.

    Track 1 - Google Maps

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    Uploaded with ImageShack.us
     
  5. wdsport

    wdsport Newbie

    Here are 2 tracks I tracked last week via My Tracks at the beach when my GPS all of a sudden started working (My Tracks didn't track at all for the first 3 weeks I had the phone). Both were just walks on the beach, I haven't tried Tracks on biking or anything else yet.

    Another Beachwalk Perdido - Google Maps

    Track 13 - Google Maps
     
  6. jza

    jza Lurker

    now can you stop crying in the threads? please?
     
  7. Galroc

    Galroc Newbie
    Thread Starter

    Thanks for the track, but it is driving.

    Excellent tracks, much better than mine but your second track shows issues unless you really walked like that. Being on the beach most likely helped with your GPS signal, while I am usually surrounded by trees (which is fine with the iPhone 3G).

    Not helpful.
     
  8. Galroc

    Galroc Newbie
    Thread Starter

    How do I sound angry from my written words? Note to self, include smilies! I am not angry. Just seeing all the posts of "OMG, my GPS is fixed, here is how!" was getting a bit much, especially when they haven't fixed anything.

    Thanks genius.

    But proving it to me and others would sure cut down on all the "OMG, my GPS is fixed, here is how!" posts.

    I have also seen way too many articles still citing the XDA GPS settings for a working fix. The message has to get out there that the XDA GPS fix is not a fix.

    Just a note, I like my Captivate, and it would be the perfect phone if the GPS worked. It is still a good phone and I would rather keep it over an iPhone.
     
  9. wdsport

    wdsport Newbie

    Yeah, those tracks aren't perfect (and I may have been walking on the beach like that, I don't remember), but until 8/11 (I've had the phone since 7/20) I was getting tracks like this:

    Track 6 - Google Maps

    which was on my bike (on 7/29)--- and I haven't tested on my bike lately. It's terrible, as you'll see, looks worse than yours. And yes, it was in a downtown area, vs. my beach walks, so that could have affected it. (on the bike ride, I had "Use Wireless" turned ON, for the beach walks I had "Use Wireless" turned OFF whch made me know it was truely GPS tracking me, not cell tower triangulation or something.)

    Vast improvement on my Tracks lately, for whatever reason, and before 8/11, turn by turn directions (Navigation) never worked for me, it had me a mile or more off of where I was (30 miles off on a road trip I took). As of 8/11, suddenly it works for me, at the beach, and the testing I've done on it back here in the city. I'm baffled, but GPS seems to be working for me currently (though the Tracks aren't perfect, they're close). I'll test another bike ride in the city tomorrow.
     
  10. My GPS is off by 300 feet. If you can't deal with that then maybe you should buy a Jitterbug or something.
     
  11. thindery

    thindery Well-Known Member

    Flash the JH2 rom over at xda. It will get you by till Septemeber when Samsung releases the official update.
     
  12. thejdubb02

    thejdubb02 Member

    I agree.
     
  13. Hrethgir

    Hrethgir Android Expert

    I'm glad for threads like this. I use GPS quite a bit on my iPhone 3Gs, and if the Captivate is off by 300 feet, that is more than I am willing to deal with. I need better resolution, and you need a good lock to navigate. Until Samsung gets this GPS problem fixed, I have to say that the Captivate is off my list of possible new phones, as nice as the rest of the hardware is.
     
  14. csreborn

    csreborn Well-Known Member

    GPS is crap on this phone, if you don't care then STAY OUT of GPS threads. If it's good enough for you then STAY OUT of these threads.

    GPS needs to be fixed, and I am sure it will be sometime in the future.
     
  15. lilbluu

    lilbluu Lurker

    GPS fix is coming out. what is the point of pointing out a problem that everyone knows that exist.
     
  16. Tinyboss

    Tinyboss Newbie

    I've got some great tracks, but I've got some utter crap ones, too. My Captivate's GPS can work, but very often doesn't. Can't wait for a fix for that and the compass.
     
  17. TDQuiksilver

    TDQuiksilver Well-Known Member

    Why do we need to prove this?
     
  18. jmreed97

    jmreed97 Well-Known Member

    Or an HTC Aria... Mine GPS works great since I took back the Captivate.
     
  19. jmreed97

    jmreed97 Well-Known Member

    It JH2 was no better for me. I flashed it before taking the phone back.
     
  20. enjoimark

    enjoimark Newbie

    I got a warning today for being "rude and calling someone a liar". Looks like all of you need the same warning I got.
     
  21. TDQuiksilver

    TDQuiksilver Well-Known Member

    Off topic much? :rolleyes:
     

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