10-06-2011 01:44 PM
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  1. handsomeprince#AC's Avatar
    Is this yet another issue just like it was for the Epic 4G and other Samsung devices?

    I mean my GPS would not lock in coordinates/route at all whereas my bro's EVO 3D right beside me did!
    09-30-2011 12:32 AM
  2. expertzero1's Avatar
    mine worked the other day
    09-30-2011 12:48 AM
  3. jfenton's Avatar
    I agree. The fact that it takes less than 10 seconds to lock is greatly annoying and makes me never, ever want to get another Samsung device.

    I would immediately if not sooner trade it in for what your bro has.
    YBCold likes this.
    09-30-2011 05:31 AM
  4. Flyboy1100's Avatar
    Mine locks instantly, faster than my evo4g ever did

    Sent from my SPH-D710 using Tapatalk
    09-30-2011 05:50 AM
  5. sincityk9's Avatar
    I use gps 4 to 5 times per day. You can get it to work but it takes 5 to 10 minutes to work.
    09-30-2011 06:05 AM
  6. handsomeprince#AC's Avatar
    I use gps 4 to 5 times per day. You can get it to work but it takes 5 to 10 minutes to work.
    Exactly! Im not saying a minute or so...but 5-10 minutes to lock in? Which has been my experience; no one thinks thats just too long?

    I agree. The fact that it takes less than 10 seconds to lock is greatly annoying and makes me never, ever want to get another Samsung device.

    I would immediately if not sooner trade it in for what your bro has.
    Awww sarcasm; how cuuute.
    09-30-2011 07:11 AM
  7. Ricolando's Avatar
    Mine takes a between 10 and 20 seconds. Acceptable considering my Garmin takes 30 and it's a dedicated device lol

    Sent from my Epic 4G Touch
    09-30-2011 07:11 AM
  8. YBCold's Avatar
    Used mine several times this week and it locks instantly. If I were you I would exchange it, as there may be a problem with your radio. As for your friends phone, I have not been able to to get any of the 4 Evo 3Ds that I had even get a lock closer than 100 feet which is just another reason why I do not have one anymore!

    Best of luck!

    Sent from my GS2 E4GT using Tapatalk!
    09-30-2011 07:15 AM
  9. Johnly's Avatar
    I used my gps for a short 100 mile trip the other day. Worked fast and flawless.
    09-30-2011 07:31 AM
  10. error4o4's Avatar
    Works in under 10 seconds every time. Faster than my Evo4g, FAR FAR faster than my Evo3d.

    And faster than my Garmin of all things.

    No problem on my end luckily

    Evo3d wouldnt work right in my VW unless my sunroof was open, so annoying.
    09-30-2011 08:01 AM
  11. jfenton's Avatar
    I think the relevant question is....what are you using to determine how fast it"locks"?
    09-30-2011 08:40 AM
  12. NxTech3's Avatar
    Samsung has a problem with dependable GPS, started with the moment and up. I have to open Google Nav, open maps, wait for GPS to lock then go back and use Google Nav or Sprint Nav or any other GPS based app
    09-30-2011 08:48 AM
  13. Johnly's Avatar
    Samsung has a problem with dependable GPS, started with the moment and up. I have to open Google Nav, open maps, wait for GPS to lock then go back and use Google Nav or Sprint Nav or any other GPS based app
    I am glad mine works without that trouble.
    09-30-2011 09:20 AM
  14. SkyMedic's Avatar
    Mine is iffy at best... sometimes it locks fast and othertimes it won;t locate for hours... seriously! Had the Life360 app and went for 2+ days without being able to find me... great... hope I never have to be found...
    09-30-2011 09:54 AM
  15. SkyMedic's Avatar
    Oh yeah... and I've been told by the Sprint store tech guys that everything checks out fine...
    09-30-2011 09:55 AM
  16. noshooz's Avatar
    Mine locks on almost immediately. I first turn on GPS - if it's not already on - then start Google Maps. Not an issue. My wife still has GPS problems with her original Epic. It can upwards of 20 seconds for hers to lock on, sometimes longer. While we're on the road I sometimes suggest she use my phone instead.
    09-30-2011 10:01 AM
  17. h4ldol's Avatar
    I get a GPS lock within 5-10 seconds, consistently. Never took longer than 15 seconds, and that was like one time.
    09-30-2011 11:02 AM
  18. JayWill's Avatar
    I've found GPS to lock on very fast, but in the tests I've run I'd say GPS strength is average. I will say though that I've always found GPS to be a bit wonky way down here in SoCal for whatever reason. Here's a test I just ran a few minutes ago. The satellite count is a bit low and only one was on the cusp of "green" status. Still, I've found it to be accurate enough and locks in quickly.

    09-30-2011 12:11 PM
  19. SkyMedic's Avatar
    I've found GPS to lock on very fast, but in the tests I've run I'd say GPS strength is average. I will say though that I've always found GPS to be a bit wonky way down here in SoCal for whatever reason. Here's a test I just ran a few minutes ago. The satellite count is a bit low and only one was on the cusp of "green" status. Still, I've found it to be accurate enough and locks in quickly.

    Click to view quoted image
    Jay,

    What app are you using to checkyour signal?
    09-30-2011 12:42 PM
  20. JayWill's Avatar
    Jay,

    What app are you using to checkyour signal?
    GPS Test (free version)

    https://market.android.com/details?i...from_developer
    09-30-2011 12:45 PM
  21. linzgeneral's Avatar
    Mine locks fast enough but the problem is that I just checked it and its at least a half of a mile off of my actual location. I'm in a riverside office building. It has my location about a half of a mile out in the river (bad omen?). Even the best lock was about 30 yards off a week ago. It had me in my neighbors house. First Samsung phone and never had this issue with any of my EVOs or prior phones. Interesting.....
    09-30-2011 12:46 PM
  22. tkemack's Avatar
    I'm not having any gps issues. This may be obvious to most, but do you all with slow lock have these setting enabled?

    Sent from a pocket-sized computer that also makes calls
    09-30-2011 01:05 PM
  23. Malkozaine's Avatar
    I'm not having any gps issues. This may be obvious to most, but do you all with slow lock have these setting enabled?

    Sent from a pocket-sized computer that also makes calls
    I have them all turned on. Though my issue is I can get a lock but the gps wont follow in the sprint nav.

    Sent from my SPH-D710 using Tapatalk
    09-30-2011 01:49 PM
  24. h4ldol's Avatar
    I've been having more GPS locking issues recently -- in that it takes an unfortunately long time (several minutes or more) to lock in a GPS signal. It seems to be mostly when it's cloudy/rainy outside (which is often out here in the Pacific Northwest), which may be understandable, but sometimes it happens when it just somewhat overcast or sometimes not even cloudy at all. I swear it was super speedy at locking in before but now it seems to be taking longer. Don't know if it's a trend/issue, but I hope it isn't!
    10-05-2011 02:04 PM
  25. Slingbox's Avatar
    No issues here loc is fast & accurate
    10-05-2011 03:12 PM
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