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    Default When offline how quick is the GPS

    I want a device I can carry when I travel abroad so I can read my travel notes or check where I am on a map.

    My iPad 2 locates me almost instantly when I am offline but I find it too big and heavy to carry along all day

    On the other hand, I find the screen of my Galaxy S2 too small and its GPS is very slow. On average it takes between 5 and 10 minutes before it locates me when offline.

    A Nexus 7 would be a good compromise between size and weight. When offline, how quick is the GPS? Is it as slow as my S2?
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    Default Re: When offline how quick is the GPS

    5 or 10 minutes? No it's not that slow.
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    Default Re: When offline how quick is the GPS

    It is about 30 seconds for me.
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    Always less than a minute for me.
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    Default Re: When offline how quick is the GPS

    My test results:

    Location: San Francisco Bay Area suburb

    Opened GPS Test Plus app with GPS turned off.

    Walked outside to the driveway, 2 story house on one side of me, about 20 feet away; various very tall trees semi-surrounding, approximately 50 to 150 feet away.

    Turned GPS on within 10 seconds of walking outside, then referred to the GPS Test Plus app.

    8 of 8 satellites located and in use within 12 seconds of turning on GPS, with accuracy reading within 50 feet. Accuracy was within 20 feet after 20 seconds.

    An additional 2 to 3 satellites were located during the next minute as I walked a few feet further from the house, with 1 to 2 of those being used (they popped in and out).

    Summary: Damn fast!

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