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Would you say that the Jolla's GPS is accurate? [answered]

asked 2013-12-29 00:25:22 +0300

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updated 2014-01-14 09:42:41 +0300

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I'm having some thoughts that the Jolla's GPS accuracy could be improved. I've been using navfree and ingress which are using GPS and the results that I have had are not so satisfying. The location seems to be quite jumpy. Could this be because of compass is not supported in android apps? ..I don't think so.

What are your experiences with Jolla's GPS?

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to be fair, we'd need to test lowlevel the results we get from both GPS, AGPS, GLONASS natively, to be certain what's this all about...

AL13N ( 2013-12-29 00:28:29 +0300 )edit

Just mentioning this, but Ingress gets a lot more accurate if you turn off location smoothing in the settings. Don't know what the deal is there.

Bulder ( 2013-12-29 01:17:19 +0300 )edit

On the contrary, I have found the GPS+GLONASS awesomely performant: I was able to get almost instant fix indoor or in a train, and this might be some luck or mis-reading but the dot seems to be right at my spot inside the house when used indoor.

Xowap ( 2013-12-29 02:04:24 +0300 )edit

Check the test application (csd). It seems that GPS gives an immediate result (probably based on WiFi signal or some similar "magic"). Then the readings becomes more accurate, especially an altitude. This doesn't seem to be working well in some Android apps, though (especially GPS testers).

Nux ( 2013-12-29 04:38:41 +0300 )edit

The location fix indoors has been very slow at least in Android apps, seems like the mobile network based help (via Here?) is not working. I will do more tests with native apps like Kartat.

hana ( 2013-12-29 08:26:58 +0300 )edit

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answered 2014-01-13 22:20:52 +0300

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GPS positionning and maps is for me one of the main usage of a smartphone and I would say I'm very happy with the Jolla: I tested this feature with a native app like Maep and tried OSMand~ as well. The tracks are generally very accurate once the fix is done, which appens rapidly.

The location fix indoor is quite snappy, so regarding this subject, I'm also happy.

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answered 2014-01-13 22:52:46 +0300

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GPS itself seems to be very accurate. I've tried Navfree myself, and after running into similar problems I've been studying this issue earlier. My study for this bug is currently on pause, but it might have something to do with Android support unable to access the gyro sensor. Anyway, the problem seems not to be in the GPS.

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Navfree was showing wrong direction earlier, but this seems to be fixed. I'd say that the Jolla's GPS is accurate now.

simo ( 2014-05-11 14:15:12 +0300 )edit

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