milestone bad accuracy with google navigation?

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  1. ragenrok

    ragenrok New Member

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    I just got a milestone and tried out the google navigation, it pegged me int he right city like 4 seconds which is good, but then proceeded to say its only accurate to 5000m and said I was on the edge of town, when i was in fact in the center as a store, is there a way to improve accuracy? does it get better when you go into big cities?

    Can i change the tracker or something? Does it help if I leave the maps on quicker? I only left it open for about 15 seconds, someone said that the gps tracker is very slow, is there a way to change it? im planning on rooting this phone very soon so let me know.

    edit: if it helps its a canadian milestone on telus.
     
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    It is not the Milestone, it is the Google Maps that are inaccurate and there is NOTHING you can do about it until Google make it more precise.
     
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    Mine is even less than 15. If I use my preset directions I have on my home screens, It's under 10 to give me directions. In my basement, or my best buy...

    Just timed it, 4 seconds to acquire, fully lock, and direct.

    And nav is working beautifully too.
     
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    seen this post just before you posted it lol. did the changes and wow, awsome difference, i turn my gps off during the day with the gps on/off app (just shortcut to the gps on/off setting page) and after turning gps on and going to google maps, takes it about 2-3 seconds to get a lock now. Way better than the 10-15 with the old settings.

    Over all very happy, google maps is a bit off on some places in my town but thats like that on the normal google maps to, its a problem with google maps and not the phone (when I type in say tim hortons it has the place marked about 2 blocks away from where it should be) but most places are 100% fine. Its bound to happen when you live in a smaller city though, cant expect 100% accuracy.
     
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    Yeah, the Telus thing really screwed my Milestone up. My Nexus one WITHOUT SIM locked faster than my Milestone with a SIM. In fact my Milestone could not even lock indoors at my gf's apartment. When Is tarted driving it took 5 min to lock on. Wow. Yeah. This change is night and day. LOL. Glad you fixed it.
     
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