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General S4's GPS Receiver for Tracking Location in the Sea? [Urgent]

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by Sheikh Ovais, Jun 2, 2016.

  1. Sheikh Ovais

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    Hi guys,

    Would you please help me figure out if there's a way to use Galaxy S4's GPS receiver for tracking location in the Sea?

    To be exact, my brother is a sailor, and he spends most of his time in the sea with no cellular connectivity.

    Is there a way I can locate his position from home? Like an app that uses GPS location on that phone to locate in the map where it actually is?

    I need your prompt input for this question. This really is a big concern for us.

    Thanks a ton in advance!
     

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  2. nu2andy

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    Cell phones need Cell Towers to carry signals. GPS uses the Satellites. When you use your phone GPS/Location it obviously relies on cell towers to locate your signal to pin point your location. I don't think the common cell phone will be capable of supplying a strong enough signal to cover the oceans between cell towers. Someone may have a better answer but I don't think it's possible with a cell phone.
     
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