Re: Droid X
- From: "Thomas T. Veldhouse" <veldy71@xxxxxxxxx>
- Date: 22 Jul 2010 15:13:56 GMT
John <jhy001@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
All Droids have a real GPS receiver built in. If it cannot find
enough of the satellites if reverts to cell towers for location
data, and those are very inaccurate.
That happens on our Droid Eris only when first booting up and
sometimes when indoors. The location is often a half mile or more
off. It displays a warning when that happens.
I have a Droid X on order but am curious about the GPS. My Garmin
handheld displays the +-feet it estimates on your current
position location. Does the Droid display this? My Garmin
often gets as good as +-14 feet. Can the Droid get this good
and also keep you apprised of how accurate its estimate is?
I have been screwed by printed Google maps more times than I care to admit.
Mapquest is much better on accuracy and good directions [although their
algorithms are sometimes goofy]. Mapquest and Garmin use Navteq maps and they
result in far more accurate directions than Google. So, that is not a feature
I will be using on my phone; sticking with my Garmin.
Thomas T. Veldhouse
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