Questions tagged [gps]

Devices for navigation and location that make use of the data transmitted by the Global Positioning System, the network of satellite transmitters in orbit about the Earth

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How can I get the Navionics App for iphone to utilise a third party gps

When I am outside of wifi and cell coverage, or even by choice, how can you use a third party GPS?
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Why did my iPhone's GPS tracking get so bad?

I started using the Nike+ GPS app on my iPhone 4 (not 4s) to track my running in summer 2011. The GPS measurement of runs was pretty consistent: runs on the same course would vary as much as a tenth ...
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Need offline iOS GPS app for Southeast Asia

Looking for recommendations for a good offline GPS tracker for SE Asia (Singapore, Cambodia, and Thailand, specifically). I was looking at Gaia GPS, but I can't quite tell from their site if they ...
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Is there way to save google maps for offline iphone without jailbreak

I've iPhone 3Gs and want to download Google maps to use them offline with GPS. So is there a good app do that for me ? Note: i don't want to jailbreak my iPhone.
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Can i track my friend's iphone with the help of any app on iphone?

Can i track my friend's iphone with the help of any app on iphone? Is it really possible? He always tells a lie about location. I tried many apps on App Store but they all are fake.
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Is there a tool that allows for changing the time in a GPS file?

I have a GPS tracked stored in a GPX file. Now I'm looking for a tool that allows me to set the start time of the track and the duration, and the tool should automatically evenly distribute the ...
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Can GPS be used by more than 1 app at a time

I'm looking at various apps which use GPS tracking, and was wondering if more than 1 app at a time was able to gain access to the GPS data? For example I might want to use one app with route planning ...
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Why does Find My Mac report different locations

We had an iPhone and a MacBook Air stolen. I was able to track both units at different times. As I understand it the Find My iPhone service uses GPS and cell tower triangulation to locate iPhones. ...
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Using iPhone's GPS in remote areas

I plan to go hiking in an area where I do not anticipate there being much cell coverage at all. What there is will likely be very spotty. I would like to use the All Trails app to track my progress ...
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Does GPS tagging for camera images work without wifi connection with iphone 5?

I want to make pictures with the iphone 5 and want the position information (GPS) in it. Is it possible to tag pictures without any internet connection?
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Navionics mobile app for iPad 3

I am planning to buy the Navionics app for iPad: does it require a Wi-Fi or cellular connection to use the Navionics maps for navigation?
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What location data will an Android phone provide to an iOS device that lacks GPS?

Will my iPad 4 Wi-Fi only (or an iPod touch) get live location data for navigation purposes if I connect to an Android mobile phone that is enabled as a Wi-Fi hotspot?
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How to change Bluetooth channel used by Google Earth

This might be more a Google Earth issue, but here goes. I've paired my Mountain Lion laptop with a Garmin Bluetooth GPS, and can confirm getting NMEA data over the serial channel with cat /dev/tty....
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Do location-aware apps work on the iPod touch?

A lot of iPhone apps use GPS positioning to provide services. However, the iPod touch does not have GPS capabilities, although it does have WiFi-based location services, if I'm not mistaken. Do ...
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iPhone 4S with GPS and GLONASS receiver

I have a little understanding of GLONASS receiver and together with GPS, it's more accurate than the phones equipped only with A-GPS. Here you have a video which compares A-GPS only iPhone 4 with ...
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What's a good sports tracker app for iPhone?

I'm looking for an app for tracking activities like walking, running or bicycling. Lots of people I know with Android or Nokia phones use such apps, but I don't know what's a good option for iOS. ...
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Does a deactivated iPhone 4 still have GPS capability?

I just got my iPhone 5, and I deactivated my iPhone 4. I am wondering if I can keep my iPhone 4 as a iPod that I run with. Question is can, my Nike+ app still accurately track my runs? I would much ...
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NMEA GPS data from mobile hotspot -> Wifi-only iPad

I have a 4G mobile hotspot for when I travel on business. It makes NMEA GPS data available to connected clients. I've been thinking about buying an iPad (first one for me). Can the wifi-only iPad ...
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Does the iPod touch have a GPS?

Does the iPod touch have a GPS? If not how, does it know where it is and how dependable is it?
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Is there an external bluetooth GPS antenna for Google maps on iPod touch WiFi?

I have a iPod touch WiFi and would like to use Google Maps with GPS for driving. Question: is there an external bluetooth GPS antenna that will allow for this?
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Concern with location sevices on previously owned iPad

I bought an iPad off of Craigslist, I wiped it clean and set it up as my own. Is there any way that the previous owner can view my location? Either with MobileMe or find my iPad?
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Not charging iPhone when using GPS apps

I have GPS Drive App Motion X-GPS. I tried to use this app with my iPhone/iPad cigarette charger plugged in, but the battery is keep draining even with the charger to make this app almost useless for ...
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Can I have my iPhone navigate through my car's stereo?

Is there an iPhone navigation/GPS app that will announce the turn-by-turn directions through a car's stereo via bluetooth? I already have my iPhone synced with my car via bluetooth for calls, so I'm ...
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How can I tell when the iPhone is actively using GPS versus only using region monitoring?

I run Google Latitude on an iPhone 4 with background updates turned on. How can I distinguish between when it's actively grabbing the location vs when it's using region monitoring to wait for the ...
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Iphone 3G is very slow when launch apps that use GPS

I have a iPhone 3G is very slow when launching apps that use GPS, like Google Maps or similar. The phone becomes unusable until I restart the OS. One trick that seems to work occasionally is to ...
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Can I upload my Garmin Forerunner running track data from my iPad 2?

I use a Garmin Forerunner 405CX GPS watch to track my running. At the moment I have to use an ANT+ USB dongle to get the data (GPX) from my watch on to my computer/laptop. I upload the data to the ...
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How to switch off the GPS (but not disable location tracking) on an iPhone?

Is there any way to switch off the GPS on an iPhone 4, so that the location tracker application can use GSM instead (this is only to save my battery)?
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How to reset Wi-Fi location history

If I have understood correctly, iPhones use Wi-Fi points to locate themselves more quickly. I was working in one location and my company has now moved to a different location. I guess they brought ...
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Does iPad 2 3G's GPS work without SIM card inserted?

I own an iPad 2 with 3G but I've not inserted SIM card and I'm not planning to unless it's really necessary to get GPS working. I was wondering if iPad 2 3G can navigate without SIM card (thru ...
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iPhone 4S GPS accuracy [closed]

Has the GPS chip been upgraded in the iPhone 4S? How does it compare to the 4 and 3GS? As I understand it the GPS in iPhone 4 is much better than that in the 3GS.
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Accesing iphone gps position from the macbook?

I observed that an ipad (wifi) connected to a personal hotspot made by an iphone does get also the GPS position. The question is how can I get this from a MacBook Pro? I would like to use it with ...
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Is there Maps application on non-3G iPad 2?

As I know iPad 3G can define user's location using A-GPS module, and there is a Maps application which is closely related to this functionality. But can non-3G iPads define user's location basing on ...
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How accurate is the GPS chip in the iPhone 4?

I was just wondering what the published accuracy of the GPS chip in the iPhone 4 was...? I also understand that increased accuracy can be had if the hardware has WAAS capabilities. It is this true? ...
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Is adding a GPS cradle to the iPod touch worthwhile?

I am looking for a GPS that will guide me on hikes and travel from point A to point B without loss of signal in remote areas. I have found this accessory for the iPod touch that enables GPS location ...
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iPhone app to show me my locations database

It seems that Apple stores GPS information (or GPS information of hot spots) in the iPhone/iPad, and a hacker invented a tool to show the info on Mac. I think this is a pretty useful feature for ...
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Real tracking app for iPhone? [closed]

Is there an app that can tell me someone else's exact or general location by entering their phone number, no matter if they give permission or not? (Preferably not.) Or is there some other device, ...
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What's the difference between iPad's a-GPS and iPhone's GPS?

iPhone has GPS, and iPad 3G model has Assisted GPS. What's the difference between the two? Which is better? Do I need to buy GPS receiver if I want to get real GPS data?
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iPad 3G A-GPS without contract

Is A-GPS also working without an active 3G contract? Say I buy an iPad 3G with an operator SIM card in place but don't pay for 3G service, will A-GPS still work or not?
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Bluetooth GPS on iPad

I have purchase a iPad (non 3g model) and have also recently started using an application called Foreflight for my personal flight planning while getting my private pilots license. I would love to be ...
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How can I fix the GPS problem that occured after jailbreaking iPhone 3GS 4.2.1?

I have an iPhone 3GS (old bootrom) and updated to 4.2.1 via iTunes a few days ago. Then I jailbreaked it via redsn0w 0.9.6b6. I only marked the option to install Cydia, nothing else (i.e. I didn't ...
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iPhone: how to see if GPS is working

Is there a way where I can see if GPS is working? Or what the location service is using right now and why it is not using GPS? (Because the location service has become very inaccurate after a recent ...
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will running Google Latitude (or any similar app) in the background significantly affect battery life?

I have installed Google Latitude and am wondering how much quicker my battery will run flat? I know the way Apple implemented its "mutitasking" framework minimises the impact?
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Driving down the road and GPS works on iPod?

I was riding in the car today and the as I was traveling home, decided to pull up maps on the iPod. I know that GPS isn't used by iPod and uses wifi to triangulate it's position. However I wasn't ...
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iPhone 3G GPS is unreliable; seems to use assisted-gps only

A few months ago the GPS in my 3G has become really unreliable. The blue circle in google maps looks to be about 2 miles in diameter, and never shrinks to a pinpoint. Apps like RunKeeper can never ...

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