Originally Posted by malice95
So I just got my replacement ATP. Before I took the first one I got back to
Best buy I shot a comparison video for the GPS. The Second one I got has a
working GPS. Its not as strong as it should be but its working. The first one..
Both on my car hood in my driveway on a clear night with full view of the sky.
It took about 1 minute for the one with a working gps to get any signal. The
signal strenth seemed to fluctuate a lot.
The one I got from BB works like your new one. Took about a minute, but I get 9 or so satellites with accuracy fluctuating between 30 and 75 ft.
edit: Going for a drive now. I'll report my results.
I was able to keep a lock on at least 5 satellites only if the tab was on my dash. Taking it off the dash pretty much killed the lock instantly. There was a huge gap in my mytracks during the period I had it in my lap. My area has a lot of oak tree cover, so not sure how that affected it when it was off of the dash.
If there's any consolation, this is about as well as my Captivate gps worked out of the box, and my Cappy's has certainly gotten a lot better since then. Also, if you drive a convertible, you're all set.