Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Guest
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.




50 posts

Geek


Topic # 54760 21-Dec-2009 23:08
Send private message

As you know, most early batches of N97 have crap GPS Reception even with A-GPS and network based
Ovi  Maps 3.01 and 3.03 seem to randomly put you in places your not  eg...in the sea, on a house etc or the GPS signal cuts out. 

Well, Im not holding my breath for Nokia Customer service to help as they "Dont seem to be aware of the problem"  Im awaiting a callback from a Nokia specialist....

I saw a you tube video of a guy getting better GPS  reception when he perched his N97 on a Iron Bar, earthing the phone(there's the metal strip on the edges) and watched how he lost his GPS reception momentarary when he took it away from the Iron bar.

Well, I went to a supermarket tonight and got some Tin Foil wrap, you might have some at home right now....I know I did'nt Smile It cost me $1.99

On my Cradle at the bottom I wraped the Tin foil around the botton and also tried some Tin at the back support. I then put the N97 in the Cradle and  observed that while the  accuracy was still jumping around, I was getting some low teens, mid and high teens in metres, 10 meters and even 9 Meters!!

I ended up only using the foil at the bottom of my cradle as this seemed to have best results for earthing the N97.  You may want to experiment yourself.  

I have definalty noticed less drag observing my red dot on the map and while navigating using A-GPS, the drag is still there slightly but it should make your navigation a wee bit more accurate in the car...Yay!!

Let me know if this works for you  


Create new topic


50 posts

Geek


  Reply # 291302 19-Jan-2010 21:36
Send private message

See my other new post re N97 Nokia Maps and AccuView

I brought on Ebay a n97 specific car holder 

key words
BLACK CAR MOUNT HOLDER CRADLE CASE NEW FOR NOKIA N97

$5.98 USD shipped to New Zealand

You N97 clips in nice and secure

On the  top left hand side I have just wedged in between the mobile and  car cradle some tinfoil  sticking out buy 2-3 cm which I can easily take off and on, this seams to increase the number of saterlights and strength, you will need to have a little play with this to see what works for you.

Nokia STILL have not called me back to resolve my issues

Create new topic



Twitter »

Follow us to receive Twitter updates when new discussions are posted in our forums:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when news items and blogs are posted in our frontpage:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when tech item prices are listed in our price comparison site:





News »

UAV Traffic Management Trial launching today in New Zealand
Posted 12-Dec-2017 16:06


UFB connections pass 460,000
Posted 11-Dec-2017 11:26


The Warehouse Group to adopt IBM Cloud to support digital transformation
Posted 11-Dec-2017 11:22


Dimension Data peeks into digital business 2018
Posted 11-Dec-2017 10:55


2018 Cyber Security Predictions
Posted 7-Dec-2017 14:55


Global Govtech Accelerator to drive public sector innovation in Wellington
Posted 7-Dec-2017 11:21


Stuff Pix media strategy a new direction
Posted 7-Dec-2017 09:37


Digital transformation is dead
Posted 7-Dec-2017 09:31


Fake news and cyber security
Posted 7-Dec-2017 09:27


Dimension Data New Zealand strengthens cybersecurity practice
Posted 5-Dec-2017 20:27


Epson NZ launches new Expression Premium Photo range
Posted 5-Dec-2017 20:26


Eventbrite and Twickets launch integration partnership in Australia and New Zealand
Posted 5-Dec-2017 20:23


New Fujifilm macro lens lands in New Zealand
Posted 5-Dec-2017 20:16


Cyber security not being taken seriously enough
Posted 5-Dec-2017 20:13


Sony commences Android 8.0 Oreo rollout in New Zealand
Posted 5-Dec-2017 20:08



Geekzone Live »

Try automatic live updates from Geekzone directly in your browser, without refreshing the page, with Geekzone Live now.



Are you subscribed to our RSS feed? You can download the latest headlines and summaries from our stories directly to your computer or smartphone by using a feed reader.

Alternatively, you can receive a daily email with Geekzone updates.