Cumulus From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2006, 1402 posts, RR: 1 Posted (5 years 10 months 2 weeks 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 2488 times:
I have the new HTC Touch HD and think it's fabulous.
However, it has a built in GPS reciever which is common place in a lot of phones now which can be used in conjunction with Google Maps etc which can be very useful.
However, there is a option to "Turn GPS Off" when running Google Maps and your position is determined by your proximity to whichever Cellular transmitter you are being paired with. This now gives my position "Accurate to 2800 Meters" - great!
With the GPS on it is accurate to 10 (sometimes 5) meters, so why give a option to turn it off - certainly when there is no data charge to use the GPS receiver?
What Goes Up Must Come Down, Hopefully In One Piece!
Go3Team From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 3267 posts, RR: 16
Reply 7, posted (5 years 10 months 2 weeks 6 days ago) and read 2422 times:
I have the HTC Touch Pro. I was running a GPS tracking program on it, but it significantly reduced battery life. By significant, I mean 10-20% of not using it. It was also using a setting that turned on the GPS sensor to get current position, then turning off. The receiver is defiantly more accurate than 5-10 meters.