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Old 08-17-2010, 02:05 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Question 8310 GPS: How much time normally takes to refresh?

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Hi everybody, i'm new here, so I apologize if the question is to obvious but:
how much does it takes to refresh the gps position, going
into options->advanced-> GPS
I bought my bb 8310 from second hand, a few weeks ago. The first time i was able to see my location it took about 10 mins being outdoors, (indoors it simply doesn't work, but i've read that's normal). The second time i wanted to test MGMaps, i had to stop the car wait for around 15 min until i finally got my location, then everything works fine in MGMaps, however i'ts a little anoying that it takes that much. It's normal?
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If you change locations drastically (like fly 300-500 miles away or turn the device on after driving a considerable distance), then yes, it is normal for a 5-10 GPS refresh.

The device actually must locate and download what are called the "ephimeral" tables for the satellites in the location in which you are in. So, if you did a refresh in NYC this morning and then flew to Atlanta, you would need to refresh. If you got in the car USING the GPS and drove NYC to ATL, you wouldn't need to refresh as the device would be using and updating all the way along. If you left NYC and turned the device off or didn't use the GPS and drive to ATL, upon arriving, you would likely need to do another refresh.
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I use Google Maps as it uses cell tower data and triangulation to locate you with 2500 meters or so and this allows GPS to lock on much quicker.

10 to 20 minutes is a normal time using what JSanders mentioned.
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Thank's for the replies!

So if I don't travel long distances fast, I don't really need to be refreshing my gps?.
I use Mgmaps, 'cause it allows me to use stored maps. The MgMaps gps function only seems to work after refreshing gps in advanced options, same thing happens with GPSed. And it takes up to 10 mins every time, and other times it simply don't locate me, it freezes and nothing happens. Is that normal? i haven't travel anywhere, i have only been testing it a few blocks around my house.

2 more questions:
1 - I wrote before, that aparently it doesn't locate me when i'm drivin', it's that true? it really matters that you're moving?
2 - Just to know, it's there anyway to speed up the location process?

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