Will the GPS work on my Droid X if i travel to a country that i dont get service in?

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  1. 01123

    01123 New Member

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    traveling overseas to iceland and dont have a global phone. wondering if the GPS or google maps will work there.

    thanks!
     
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    My daughter is currently in London and we are emailing just fine. Don't know about GPS but I assume wifi works everywhere.

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    The GPS should get a signal but google maps wont work since it requires data to download map data, you will need something with offline maps or access to wifi.

    Also without a cell data connection A-GPS will take a long time to acquire a signal but it will eventually, keep in mind it may not work if it doesn't have a clear view of the sky as the AGPS modules in smart phones are very low power.

    Assisted GPS - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
     
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    GPS doesn't transmit, so power is irrelevant. You may be referring to the assisted portion, which probably won't work anyways since you may not have cell service.
     
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    I'm here to say that Motorola themselves said that GPS (at least my my Droid X) will not work without data. I have turned airplane mode on, and opened GPS Status, and it will not lock on to my position. It sits and churns for minutes and minutes with no lock.
     
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    WiFi helps out as well, so if you did need data connecting to certain AP's should get a fix. I've turned data off and used the GPS on my D1 and TB though just fine.
     
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