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    Default Typical GPS Accuracy?

    I have a vzw note 3 in jellybean. No KitKat update available yet in my area. Anyway in an app like gps status and toolbox you can check the accuracy of your gps. When moving in a car my gps is plus or minus 30 feet at best. You used to be able to tell in gmaps by tapping on the dot showing your location but that is one of many features in gmaps that is no longer available.

    Anyway if you get the chance while moving in a car would you check the accuracy of your gps in gps status app to see if you do better or worse or if mine is average? I appreciate it. Thanks!

    Sent from my Hyperdriven Note 3
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    I actually did use GPS status while driving home on a freeway. It seemed to take longer to connect to the satellites today, than I remember before KitKat. Other than that, I didn't appreciate any difference in reported accuracy. I was getting 30 feet accuracy while moving at 65 mph, which isn't too bad. I didn't check the accuracy while stationary.
    I expect it might then be better.

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    Sounds the same as mine in 4.3 Must be the hardware. I used to typically get plus or minus 6 feet in my razr maxx hd. I thought 30 feet was bad but maybe it is typical. Of course 30 feet is the best I get moving. Often it is higher. It is more accurate when stationary but I'm always moving when using gps so that doesn't matter much to me.

    Sent from my Hyperdriven Note 3
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    I've wondered the same thing since I moved to my Note 3. On Note 2, I used to leave my phone on my lap while driving and using Google Nav or Waze. Now, if I leave it on my lap, it'll connect for a while, but then I get "GPS Service Lost". All I have to do is tip it up by about 45 degree angle and boom...it reconnects! This has happened on 2 different Note 3 handsets. (I replaced my first one for a different, but similar issue). And the silly thing is when it is connected, if I get to a red light and sit for a few minutes, it gets confused as to which direction I'm going and starts to show me going in circles!! LOL

    I'm glad to know about GPS Status. I'm going to give that a try just to see.
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    Sounds like a loose screw. Open Back & check interior screws


    Sent from my Hyperdriven Note 3
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    LOL! Oh that it was that simple!
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    Still check with gps status to see accuracy. Glad I could help with screw issue.

    Sent from my Hyperdriven Note 3
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    Quote Originally Posted by brucedbr View Post
    LOL! Oh that it was that simple!
    I think recDNA was serious. I do remember reading a thread where eventually someone found that I think tightening 4 screws a quarter of a turn cured - well cured something, it might have been wifi or GPS. I'm too tired to look.
    I have had weird issues with GPS, putting me in a park outside Paris when I am in London. I think GPS Status helped. It's better now.

    I never measured but 30 feet sounds about right, occasionally better, so I am quite happy with that.

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    Exaggerating since 756 BC

    Take Note: I'm a Stickler for Detial
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    When you're moving on a highway at 65 mph, I think 30 ft accuracy is actually great. That's less than 2 car lengths and only a second or two off from of any actual location or destination.

    If you are stationary and trying to map the coordinates of a certain place, having better accuracy could be more of an issue. But I guess that's what surveyors get paid to do.

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    Yes, I was dead serious about the screw issue.

    Sent from my Hyperdriven Note 3
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    Quote Originally Posted by Baby_Doc View Post
    When you're moving on a highway at 65 mph, I think 60 ft accuracy is actually great. That's less than 4 car lengths and only a second or two off from of any actual location or destination.

    If you are stationary and trying to map the coordinates of a certain place, having better accuracy could be more of an issue. But I guess that's what surveyors get paid to do.

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    Why? 6 feet was typical in my razr maxx hd? 60 feet. Means beyond the exit or still on the highway when on an off ramp or. Parallel road.

    Sent from my Hyperdriven Note 3
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    Quote Originally Posted by recDNA View Post
    Why? 6 feet was typical in my razr maxx hd? 60 feet. Means beyond the exit or still on the highway when on an off ramp or. Parallel road.

    Sent from my Hyperdriven Note 3
    Even my Garmin isn't that accurate as I watch the feet count down before a turn. Moreover, I haven't missed an exit because its off 30 ft, mainly because it warns me 200 ft before the exit and I can see the exit. (It becomes more of an issue if cars that drive themselves use the GPS to direct them. I doubt that they will.)

    Accuracy depends on how many satellites your GPS is locking onto and the strength of those connections. I have seen my Note 3 report less than 10 feet accuracy, too. But I have to be stationary, the skies are clear and my device is really locked in.

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    Check with motorola razr maxx hd owners. I used the same gps status app. Stationary accuracy was 3 feet. Never saw worse than 15 feet in my moving car. I don't know how but it did. Google. Maps used to tell accuracy also so I had 2 ways to check. My Garmin sucks. Never updated maps because of it.

    Sent from my Hyperdriven Note 3
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    Quote Originally Posted by recDNA View Post
    Yes, I was dead serious about the screw issue.

    Sent from my Hyperdriven Note 3
    Oh! Sorry...I thought that was a version of the "loose nut behind the screen" joke! Hmmm...I'll check.

    I downloaded GPS Status last night. I went outside and checked, and it said it was accurate to within 10 feet. Of course, that was standing still. I've not checked it moving yet. I have to read up on that app and see what everything there means.
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    Ya, lots of stuff. It's pretty cool. Did you check the screws? That is what causes the tilting signal issue.

    Sent from my Hyperdriven Note 3
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    Size 00 screwdriver is all I can remember from that other thread.

    Sent from my N9005 using Tapatalk Pro
    Exaggerating since 756 BC

    Take Note: I'm a Stickler for Detial
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    I used the screwdriver that comes in one of those cheap eyeglass repair kits.

    Sent from my Hyperdriven Note 3
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    Quote Originally Posted by recDNA View Post
    I have a vzw note 3 in jellybean. No KitKat update available yet in my area. Anyway in an app like gps status and toolbox you can check the accuracy of your gps. When moving in a car my gps is plus or minus 30 feet at best. You used to be able to tell in gmaps by tapping on the dot showing your location but that is one of many features in gmaps that is no longer available.

    Anyway if you get the chance while moving in a car would you check the accuracy of your gps in gps status app to see if you do better or worse or if mine is average? I appreciate it. Thanks!

    Sent from my Hyperdriven Note 3
    I used gps status & G maps today for the first time since I got my KitKat upgrade.
    I drove for about 1 hour on the highway & about 1/2 hour on city streets.
    The gps was very accurate. I noticed when I got off the highway for food it had my exact location.
    The gps on my N3 was not that accurate before the upgrade.
    I am also on verizon.

    Posted via Android Central App from my Rose Gold Samsung Galaxy Note 3
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    Has anybody had the issue of it re routing itself after you cross an intersection?
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    Quote Originally Posted by mwb1957 View Post
    I used gps status & G maps today for the first time since I got my KitKat upgrade.
    I drove for about 1 hour on the highway & about 1/2 hour on city streets.
    The gps was very accurate. I noticed when I got off the highway for food it had my exact location.
    The gps on my N3 was not that accurate before the upgrade.
    I am also on verizon.

    Posted via Android Central App from my Rose Gold Samsung Galaxy Note 3
    Plus or minus how many feet while moving at highway speed?

    Sent from my Hyperdriven Note 3
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    Quote Originally Posted by recDNA View Post
    Plus or minus how many feet while moving at highway speed?

    Sent from my Hyperdriven Note 3
    I checked mine today and when moving at highway speed, it ranged between 40-50 feet at one point. When I was on a tollway, so my speed was constant, it lowered to about 35 feet error rate.
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    Quote Originally Posted by brucedbr View Post
    I checked mine today and when moving at highway speed, it ranged between 40-50 feet at one point. When I was on a tollway, so my speed was constant, it lowered to about 35 feet error rate.
    Jellybean or Kitkat?

    Sent from my Hyperdriven Note 3
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    Kit Kat
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    recDNA 
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    Motorola has better gps.

    Sent from my Hyperdriven Note 3
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    Quote Originally Posted by SSG_Gunz View Post
    Has anybody had the issue of it re routing itself after you cross an intersection?
    I have that issue - sort of. I often get it when I'm stopped at an intersection waiting to turn and it thinks I've gone straight so it recalculates to give me alternate directions and then when I turn it recalculates back to what I had originally.
    Not a huge issue for me (mostly now because I'm aware of it) but it has caused some confusion for my husband and I from time to time.

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