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9th November 2010, 05:09 AM |#1  
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I seriously hate the Galaxy S for it's GPS. I mean really hate. Although having improved the fixing with newer firmwares, it is still atrocious while navigating: skipping all over the place and giving wrong directions and above certain speeds (around 140-160Km/h) loses gps altogether.
For me its basically unusable and I was very close to throwing it out of my car window a lot of the time!

Luckily I still had my Holux GPSlim 236 from the times were integrated GPS was still a myth and alongside Bluetooth GPS Provider it works like a charm. Pinpoint accuracy all the time. Finally my Galaxy S feels like my Milestone did GPS-wise.

Of course it is not practical to carry around a GPS receiver all the time, but for those reliant on in-car navigation it's a good solution as gps receivers should be pretty cheap now.

For anyone interested I recommend a Sirf based chip as the app support NMEA.
 
 
9th November 2010, 07:38 AM |#2  
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Any chance of posting a sample Mytrack recording?
9th November 2010, 09:34 AM |#3  
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haha and that one is over 5 years old!
9th November 2010, 10:36 AM |#4  
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haha and that one is over 5 years old!

And ironically it is so much better albeit much larger than the GPS in the brand new Galaxy S.

I will try to record my next trip when I use the GPS with myTrack.
On the trip I recently tested the Holux on it was 99% accurate almost all of the time. No wrong location, no location skipping and it even registered correctly when I was stopping at an intersection.
9th November 2010, 10:41 AM |#5  
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And ironically it is so much better albeit much larger than the GPS in the brand new Galaxy S.

I will try to record my next trip when I use the GPS with myTrack.
On the trip I recently tested the Holux on it was 99% accurate almost all of the time. No wrong location, no location skipping and it even registered correctly when I was stopping at an intersection.

I will try my Holux M-241 with its MTK chipset
9th November 2010, 12:57 PM |#6  
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I was hoping my old R74 would do the job when in the car but the galaxy cannot even 'see' it. Gutted
9th November 2010, 04:20 PM |#7  
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You mean the bluetooth our the app?

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I was hoping my old R74 would do the job when in the car but the galaxy cannot even 'see' it. Gutted



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You shouldnt be driving at 140-160km/h
9th November 2010, 05:11 PM |#9  
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Both. As i understand it, the app will only work with the bluetooth gps as long as the Galaxy can 'see' the gps unit via bluetooth, which it can't.
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You shouldnt be driving at 140-160km/h

Why not? Maybe he was on a derestricted toll road like the Nurburgring for example, or he was simply on the German Autobahn, where there's plenty of place where there is no speed limit. Or you're suggesting that you shouldn't drive at that speed anyway?
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