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# 19278 11-Feb-2008 20:32
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Is anyone else here using the Nokia Sportstracker app with an N95 for tracking mountain bike rides? I've used it a couple of times and I think it's awesome for a free program but I have some questions about it...

Check out these two rides that I did recently:

They look good until you zoom in and then you can see how inaccurate the GPS is. Is this expected from the N95's GPS or should I be getting better quality results? I keep the N95 in a pocket in my backpack so it doesn't have direct view of the sky but it's also not just stuffed down into the bottom of the bag.

The GPS filtering is set to high which was the default setting. I'm not quite sure what this setting does, but it seems to have something to do with skipping 'eroneous GPS data'. Is this the best setting for it?

And also, the Live Sharing feature makes it sound like it will update your location on the Sportstracker site in real time, but this isn't how it works for me. All the Live Sharing feature does is automatically upload the data as soon as the tracking is stopped - which sort of defeats the purpose of the 'Live' sharing. Has anyone else got this to actually update live?

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  # 109985 11-Feb-2008 21:39
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Haven't used it myself, but regarding the accuracy I would think that is related to it being in your bag. Whenever I've checked the accuracy its between 10 and 30m.

I've seen some ideas for mounting the phone to a mountain bike - I saw a post somewhere where a guy used the back piece from a crystal case. Looked quite effective.

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