01-22-2013 10:29 AM
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  1. The Hustleman's Avatar
    Hi, I'm due for a Phone Upgrade next month. Still sporting a Droid X and very happy with it. I've started doing some research on the phones available now and see the Samsung GS3 Is getting a lot of Praise. I remember when deciding on my Droid X, that the Samsung Fascinate's GPS was horrible. Kind of heard that a lot with Samsung phones. Is this the Case with the Galaxy S3? I live in a Chicago suburb and never had any problems with my Motorola Droid X with GPS. Considering looking at the Razr Maxx or Waiting For the Droid Fighter if GPS is a problem on the Galaxy S3. Anyone having Problems with theirs?
    Apparently they fixed it.

    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

    Sent from my SGH-T999 using Tapatalk 2
    10-08-2012 01:06 PM
  2. minnieusa's Avatar
    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.

    Sent from my AT100 using Android Central Forums
    10-08-2012 09:06 PM
  3. minnieusa's Avatar
    mine works perfect

    Sent from my AT100 using Android Central Forums
    10-08-2012 09:07 PM
  4. pakmansi's Avatar
    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.
    10-09-2012 11:21 AM
  5. Murphy5111's Avatar
    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.
    10-10-2012 07:57 AM
  6. sledge007's Avatar
    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.
    10-10-2012 08:21 AM
  7. Roffles's Avatar
    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.
    10-10-2012 05:54 PM
  8. jnnyr's Avatar
    I think the GPS works as it does on the iPhone in that it uses a combination of satellite and wifi locations to get a position. If you used satellite only it would take forever to get a lock. That would explain why some are getting faster or more accurate locks than others.
    Actually nothing could be further from the truth. I have been in the High Sierra's for a week, miles from any cell signal (or human) and had to rely solely
    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.
    10-10-2012 06:10 PM
  9. dzguy's Avatar
    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!
    10-24-2012 11:27 AM
  10. ponch301's Avatar
    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!
    I wonder about this to. Am i buring up my data when using the GPS feature?
    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?
    10-26-2012 12:16 PM
  11. Kutuzov13's Avatar
    Some Verizon Galaxy SIII'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.

    Sent from my SG3 using Android Central Forums
    10-26-2012 11:13 PM
  12. PeteJE's Avatar
    Mine is perfect. Very accurate and has never dropped or acted weird.

    Sent from my SCH-I535 using Tapatalk 2
    10-27-2012 01:28 AM
  13. sherrymyra's Avatar
    So this GPS is that the VZ Navigator that is on the phone?
    10-27-2012 04:31 PM
  14. sledge007's Avatar
    Both stock Nav and CoPilot are bang on.
    10-27-2012 04:33 PM
  15. sledge007's Avatar
    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!
    Not enough for me to notice to and from work. If you're worried about data, then just buy CoPilot for $15 or whatever it costs where you are, go into (in App) Settings and turn off all location services. Then it uses NMEA data.
    10-27-2012 04:37 PM
  16. ringo234's Avatar
    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.
    01-22-2013 04:57 AM
  17. bjboucher's Avatar
    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.
    All Android-based phones come with free google navigation software. I like it way more than my Garmin GPS. Never used apple so I can't compare. There are other navigation apps on the market too but I like google's so I've never gone looking for anything else.
    01-22-2013 06:36 AM
  18. worwig's Avatar
    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.
    01-22-2013 10:18 AM
  19. BBSeattle's Avatar
    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.
    01-22-2013 10:29 AM
  20. Lorroth1's Avatar
    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
    01-22-2013 10:29 AM
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