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Old 28th January 2011, 13:58   #271
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You can use QuickGPS lite, works the same, downloads ephemeris data to speed up ur satellite lock.

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Old 28th January 2011, 15:19   #272
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Quick GPS is part of the HTC Sense. i'm not sure if this is available separately. however, Android powered phones should have something similar to update the GPS database.
Ah! Ok so that's why I do not find it as I have Galaxy 3. I tried using "GPS Status" app but it's not helping as well. Waze has not been able to establish a GPS lock for past two days over 50kms of driving

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Hello everyone,

I have a small issue, the points shown on my phone & the waze website are different. I observed this when I was demonstrating waze to a friend of mine.

can somebody clarify.

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Hello everyone,

I have a small issue, the points shown on my phone & the waze website are different. I observed this when I was demonstrating waze to a friend of mine.

can somebody clarify.

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it sometimes takes time to update the database. some time later, the points will tally.
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it sometimes takes time to update the database. some time later, the points will tally.

problem solved, reinstalled waze- points updated

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Ah! Ok so that's why I do not find it as I have Galaxy 3. I tried using "GPS Status" app but it's not helping as well. Waze has not been able to establish a GPS lock for past two days over 50kms of driving
Am using a Galaxy 3 and Waze is performing well on it, only thing is I rarely use it as Brut maps are more convenient as it can give you better viewing options like, satelite,road, traffic etc. I used to get GPS signal within secs if its a open space, if not, may take even 2-3 minutes to get a sat lock, depends on the place.

GPS status is also working cool with G3.
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Am using a Galaxy 3 and Waze is performing well on it, only thing is I rarely use it as Brut maps are more convenient as it can give you better viewing options like, satelite,road, traffic etc. I used to get GPS signal within secs if its a open space, if not, may take even 2-3 minutes to get a sat lock, depends on the place.

GPS status is also working cool with G3.
Thanks for update buddy. As a matter of fact, Google Maps establishes a GPS lock relatively much sooner. I'll un-install and reinstall waze to see if it fixes the issue.
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When I set a destination for navigation, i get the voice saying "You've reached your destination" immediately even though I am 20 kms away.
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Now get Tracking application for Android just for Rs.499/-
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Satellite lock for me has been super quick, 30sec max in open area. Using on BB curve. It depends on the phone as well.
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It seems to depend on more than just the phone. Last month, on an open beach near Honnavar/Kasarkode, I waited for about 3 minutes (wanted to record a new road that wasn't on the map) and finally gave up: no GPS lock. At other times/places, I can get a lock within a minute or so indoors (top floor only).

Maybe it also depends on which and how many satellites are in view.

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I have been getting indoor locks(top floor, near windows) which perplexed me. I thought that it must be A-GPS thing. now I know I am not alone.
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When I set a destination for navigation, i get the voice saying "You've reached your destination" immediately even though I am 20 kms away.
That's interesting. What phone? Did you try any troubleshooting? And where were you, and what did you set as your destination?
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That's interesting. What phone? Did you try any troubleshooting? And where were you, and what did you set as your destination?
I have a simble, not so smart Nokia 5230. I have tried navigating many times, for e.g, i start from koyambedu and set the destination at a point in anna nagar, i get this message "You've reached your destination", i ignore and start driving and suddenly get directions which tell me to go straight up and turn right to nelson manickam road, god knows what it will say once i get there, maybe "you damn fool, turn around".

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Hahaha... you never know what the devices know

Let me take a look when we meet. The Waze system is not perfect, and the maps are far from it too. But it is an interesting concept, which I hope would mature and be useful sometime (hopefully soon).
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