When I first got it,I couldn't get a signal but I don't know what changed but it worked perfectly before I flashed a custom Rom and its still working perfectly
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I came from the Droid x too and had to have the GPS. it is on the galaxy III. IT IS called navigation just the same as the Droid. although when you go into the play store it does not show it.
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mine works perfect
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I had issues with mine and got a replacement under warranty. My old one must have had a bad GPS antenna or something. If you suspect your GPS isn't working properly, compare it with someone else that also has the same phone. My new one works perfectly and it even gets a strong signal indoors.
on a few occasions including yesterday, I needed to get home from a place that was hard to find. I turned on my garmin and waited while it was searching for satellites. Someone needed to follow me so really quick I clicked the navigate to home icon I set up on my GS3 and it locked in a second or two. It took over two minutes of driving and a few turns before my garmin found a signal. I've been very pleased with the gps on this phone.
Fan-freaking-tastic, especially out in areas with low-to-zero cell signal. Some wonky directions sometimes, (ie make you drive right around the block right past where you're going), but I've had wonky directions on my Garmin GPS as well, so no biggie.
While travelling on Monday, I was leaving the airport parking structure in a rental car -- I queued up my destination in Google navigation and the phone immediately paused the guidance while searching for GPS. As soon as I left the garage and the sky showed itself, I got an instant GPS lock-on and was on my way. I've also used the GPS for extended trail hikes using My Tracks to record my journey. It hardly uses any battery and records my hikes very accurately. The GPS on this phone is a winner.
on the GPS with Back Country Navigator and it worked flawlessly. It can take time to connect to the Sats as it used to on my Droid X but no better or worse.
I drive a LOT and would use the GPS almost constantly. How much data per hour does this use?
Thank you veru much for the help!
When I did try and use the GPS, the screen timed out after a minute. How do I get the GPS to stay on without using a car dock?
I would like to mount my GS3 to my motorcycle and utulize the GPS and music player at the same time for longer rides. Will the be possible, haven't tried it yet?
Some Verizon Galaxy S3's are reporting GPS problems. I'm experiencing it on my phone. I went to Verizon and they admitted there is no fix. I decided to reset the phone to see if it would fix the problem. It didn't. Later that day the recent Verizon update for the SGIII came out. I installed it and wiped the phone again hoping that the update might contain a GPS fix. It didn't. I think the SG3 is a great phone. However, if you buy one check out the GPS before you leave the store. Otherwise, you can only get a refurbished one.
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Mine is perfect. Very accurate and has never dropped or acted weird.
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So this GPS is that the VZ Navigator that is on the phone?
Both stock Nav and CoPilot are bang on.
My contract is up soon and I'm considering an iPhone5 or Galaxy3S. I love the MotionX GPS Nav app on iPhone does Samsung Galaxy S3 have anything as good.
I have a number of nav apps.
There is of course Google maps, free and great list of points of interest. You must have a network connection to get it started. Once the route has started, it can continue working even if you go out of cell tower range (to some degree). This can base your route on traffic patterns online.
I also have CoPilot. This is a fully offline app (with some additional online features). It does a great job of routing. you can set preferences for road speeds and such. Reall nice for getting you from A to B if you don't care for Google or don't have cell coverage. CoPilot can look at traffic for routing also IF you pay a subscription.
I also have OSMand+ which is also offline maps. The maps are free and get updated often. The points of interest are worthless. The plus version has good routing. I mainly like this because of the forest roads and such for when I am riding my motorcycle.
There are many more, a lot of which I have tested and deleted.
Worked great originally but as time passed could not get a signal anywhere at anytime. Replaced recently and once again is working great. The Verizon tech said in most cases it is not software but a hardware issue. He recommended the replacement.
Just used the app for navigation that came preloaded while we were in AZ (from Phoenix to Grand Canyon)....not one sanfu!!! The part that does suck is it really drains the battery, so be sure you have a car charger and keep it plugged in. The maps app that comes preloaded works great too, used that several times over looking for places to eat and such