Droid 3 navigation - wtf?

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  1. Dan.Droid

    Dan.Droid Member

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    Last night, I took a 5 hour drive to a friend's house and decided to try the navigation. I took this exact same trip last year and the droid 1 nav worked flawlessly, so I had high expectations for the droid 3.

    I've never seen a more bug-riddled nav app before. It spent the entire trip "searching for gps" and rarely showed us as where we were. It quite often actually showed us on the wrong roada, or even moving the wrong way. It's a good thing I already knew the way, because this thing was useless. Even after making sure all of the gps systems were on.

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    I had that issue with my first phone. Fortunately I caught it my first week and exchanged for another brand new one and navigation works flawlessly now. Prolly just a faulty gps chip.
     
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    The nav app isn't buggy, sounds like your GPS is.
     
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    Been using my Droid 3 for turn-by-turn navigation at least 4 hours a day for a week straight, (I travel for work everyday). All over New England.

    Not a single problem.

    In fact, it was so far superior to my three year old Navigon GPS that I gave the old warhorse to my Mom.

    Sorry to report that it is your phone.
     
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    I haven't had any issues either, it was able to find an address that my updated Garmin couldn't and gave me perfect directions.
     
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    My wife and I both received the Droid 3 yesterday. I used the Navigation function yesterday on both droids and they worked fine. In fact, (tongue-in-cheek) both Droids picked the same route.

    Bob
     
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    My DROID3 constantly searches for gps as well... almost never works.
     
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    I've noticed that every now and then the gps won't initialize. You get searching for gps, but you don't have the icon in the notification bar. Rebooting has always fixed it for me.

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    Every GPS enabled phone I've had, (Blackberry, Ally, and D3) Have all done this to some extent. Just the other day my D3 took over 35 minutes without finding a connection. Sometimes the issue is solved by a reboot. Normally it takes me at least a minute or two to find a satellite no matter what, but its usually fine after that. My D3's been about 50/50 so far but I've only used it under a handfull of times, hoping it gets better. I live in the suburbs of NYC in North Jersey. So the issue is not with tall buildings or coverage, I have full reception almost everywhere I go.
     
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    Both my D1 and D3 are working flawlessly (GPS included)
     
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    I have found that whenever i get the "searching for GPS" I need to go into the GPS settings and uncheck all of the boxes, than recheck them. I than can go into Navigation and my GPS works. I find that I have to do this about once every 2 weeks, however I only use the Navigation app about once a week or so. It may also be tied to updates, I haven't narrowed it down that far yet.
     
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    I've had this happen a few times as well.
     
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