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Thread: Gps either doesn't work or is way off?

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    Gps either doesn't work or is way off?

    Anybody else having a problem with gps? Sometimes it is correct with maps sometimes it is off by over a mile. It is rarely correct when using in programs such as tasker . Any suggestions? It makes using location based tasks impossible. Worked fine until the middle of last week.

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    Do you have all of the location tracking stuff turned on? Like by cell tower and wifi? It helps... Also sometimes the GPS needs to be recalibrated. I know you can get an ap that helps. Basically it just involves you twisting the phone around in a figure 8.
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    Forgot to add that. All location services are on. I will try to find the recalibration app

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    That figure 8 recalibration process is for the compass, not GPS.
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    Found one that resets gps. Seems to be helping some. Ill see in a day or 2.

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    If it's way off then something is definitely wrong. I use mine all the time and it works flawlessley. The tip of the arrow even rotates with me in my swivelly office chair, strangely entertaining...
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    Just looked at Maps, turned satellite view on, estimating it put me within 10 feet of where I was sitting. Compass looks good as well.

    While I was at it, decided to go outside and check out Google Sky, very cool app! Ended up downloading Sky Map Assistant as well.

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    Last edited by bluezdawg; 11-28-2011 at 10:54 PM.
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