Frustrated with moto droid gps

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  1. madmacabre

    madmacabre Member

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    Before last night I had no problems with google maps and navigation. It was very accurate and usually got a signal within a minute.

    Well last night I was driving up to Boston from providence. I tried turning on my gps and told me I was in Effing Chicago! I turned off my phone then back on but it never got it right. I got pretty lost in the process and was enraged. There was a storm over the area so perhaps that was the problem? Is there anything else I could have done to solve the problem if it happens again?

    FYI it was working fine again today. I may buy a cheap gps as a back up.
     
  2. Romple

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    When I went to Houston my Garmin GPS told me to drive 50 miles into the Gulf of Mexico. ;-p

    I know some people have stated similar problems as yours but it's always temporary. Never hurts to have a backup.
     
  3. Hugh Jass

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  4. madmacabre

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    perfect, thanks I've downloaded GPS status from the market as well. I just sold my old gps hoping that my phone would make a fine replacement, I hope Im still right about that
     
  5. ILovemyDroid

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    yea i just bought a back up gps. There was a few times where the droid lost signal and i didnt know where i was. The droid nav is good in cities but not so good visting Aunt Rose in the boonies.
     
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    My backup GPS is a paper map! :)
     
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    restarting the phone ALWAYS works for me. this needs to happen every 4-5 days.