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Samsung SII GT-I9100 GPS Accuracy for Caching

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Hi - wonder if someone can help

 

Someones given me there old Android phone (model above) running Android 2.3.3 Gingerbread.bvkg3 to try out for caching ( selling it for £ 50)

 

Howwever I'm a little concerned about the GPS accuracy which appears in Google Maps and Cachsense App to be only around 30- 50m best (blue circle on Googlemaps) and on Cachesense it gives a read out of the number of Sats it's seeing and the best is 5 whereas my wife's Sansumg Ace gives often up to 11 or 12 on the same app.

 

Is this an issue with this phone and if so is their a fix as apart from that it's fine or is it a non starter this model for caching ?

 

Thanks very much

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I've been caching with a samsung sII for over a year now and i get pretty good accuracy from it.

The only problem is that sometimes it hops all over the place and it takes a while to get a fix, which is speeded up by turning it off and on again.

For that reason i'm looking into buying a proper handheld gps though.

 

But as i said before, i've been finding caches with it for over a year now, without real major issues

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make sure to calibrate it or it will throw you way off! check under the app tools or settings to do this.

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make sure to calibrate it or it will throw you way off! check under the app tools or settings to do this.

 

Not sure how to do the calibrate - however I remembered I had a Bluetooth GPS so with the App "Bluetooth GPS" it happily connected using the "Enable Mock GPS Setting" on the app giving a 3 or 4 metre accuracy (on Google Sat) and the same on Cache sense which is good enough

 

I have downloaded an App GPS Status and there is a tool which manages the A-GPS status and there is an option than Resets to clear all cached data (cold start) - would that help ?

 

Thank you

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what is the best gps apps for Samsung SII GT-I9100 ? i'm using compass,not sure this is the best apps

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