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Transformer GPS performance?
Has anyone who has gotten a Transformer comment on the GPS performance?
How fast is it in locating your location via Google maps?
How is it at navigating/directions - for example, If you're sitting in the passenger seat of a car, is it good enough to do navigating/routing by?
Similarly, how's the accelerometer/compass performance?
This is one of the biggies I'm debating between Transformer and Galaxy Tab 10.1...
After the debacle that was my Samsung Vibrant's totally useless GPS antenna, I'm interested to hear some of your real world performance tests.
"Fool me once, shame on — shame on you. Fool me — You can't get fooled again."
- 05-31-2011, 09:04 PM #2
My GPS has been pretty good. It acquires a signal very quickly and is spot on. I still get a very small (yet accurate) blue circle in Google Maps, but navigation still loads and is ready to go.
Accelerometer is also great. I think the Tegra2 dual-core chip makes a huge difference as under normal conditions the device rotates instantly, noticibly faster than my phone (Droid X).
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- 05-31-2011, 09:06 PM #3
- 05-31-2011, 09:26 PM #4
Since I have a Garmin in my car, dont use GPS that much on the TF, but when I have, it seems responsive and accurate.
- 06-01-2011, 01:04 AM #5
- 06-01-2011, 05:39 AM #6
Oh, well the time I used it I had my Nexus One at as a wireless hot spot.... not sure what you would do otherwise.
- 06-01-2011, 10:29 AM #7
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I ended up deciding to replace my banged up old tom tom with the transformer. For $5 I got copilot live with the entire US map. The map was downloaded to the transformer so it doesn't require a network connection to work. I tested it out and it's by far the best GPS I've every used. Gets a signal in about 5 seconds, and planning routes and making adjustments while driving are almost always instantaneous. The big test will be tomorrow when I go into the city as past gps units have really struggled.
Also, it's really nice having a giant and beautiful screen for your gps!
- 06-01-2011, 11:22 AM #8
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Actually worth Google Map, when you're connected to wifi and you planned your route it will cache the map tiles. Even after you lose your data connection navigation continue trip work. The draw back is you can't stray out of those tiles.
So if you need to plan a different route you're SOL
- 06-02-2011, 02:19 AM #9