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sinkheat 07-15-2011 10:56 AM

GPS Accuracy Problem in Storm
 
I have a Storm II and find that all of my tracking apps are grossly inaccurate. They are off 30 - 50% when I track distance. These apps include iMapMyRide, GPSed, and Ednomondo. I use these to track distances when I run and bike.

Google maps and VZ Navigator find my position accurately.

I am stumped. I made sure I was in open sky so plenty of satellites to hit. I can find no settings, location identifier, or calibration in the menus. No mention of this in forums.

I am bummed, I thought I was ready for the Iron Man.

rambo47 07-15-2011 11:01 AM

Re: GPS Accuracy Problem in Storm
 
Sounds like those inaccurate apps are using cell tower triangulation to find your position and not GPS.

devnull 07-15-2011 02:17 PM

Re: GPS Accuracy Problem in Storm
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by sinkheat (Post 1732765)
These apps include iMapMyRide, GPSed, and Ednomondo.

Have you tried contacting the developers of those apps?

Quote:

Originally Posted by sinkheat (Post 1732765)
Google maps and VZ Navigator find my position accurately.

If these are working at least you know the device is working properly.

sinkheat 07-15-2011 06:18 PM

Re: GPS Accuracy Problem in Storm
 
"Have you tried contacting the developers of those apps?"

I have not. I figured since they were all off, it must be the phone's GPS.

These apps only use GPS, so it cannot be an issue with tracking via cell towers.

Thanks folks for the good ideas. Strange I am the only one with this problem.


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