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bbman

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#9774 12-Oct-2006 11:11
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Just been informed(bit slow) that the Nokia 6165i has GPS location software built in, have tried it, would be good if i could get it to work though.

Any one got any tips, great selling point and reason to buy one if it can work!!





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  #48469 12-Oct-2006 14:46
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I wonder if this is anything like the feature in some of the newer 3G Sanyos, it promotes the GPS feature but currently no back end or commercial services are tailored to utilise the feature yet. Ie Telecom doesn't seem to have any infrastructure to capture and utilise the GPS data sent and received by the handset.

I remember from my Sanyo 7500 manual it mentioned something along the line of "for use with future services" but that was about all.

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  #48517 12-Oct-2006 21:39
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The GPS in the 6165 definitely works but the first acquisition of the satellites takes a while - a so-called 'cold start' as the GPS algorithm has no idea where it is. Leave it for 10 mins with a clear view of the sky without moving it and you should get a fix. 'Warm starts' will be much quicker.

Note this is true satellite-based GPS not Qualcomm's GPSOne or Assisted GPS (A-GPS) which uses a combination of satellite-based and cellsite timing triangulation when the satellite acquisition is lost e.g. inside.

BTW, GPS is an example of spread spectrum's (i.e. CDMA's) ability to recover a signal from below the ambient noise level (hence it's original military development). The transmitters on the GPS vehicles are over 20,000 kilometers away and transmit a mere 25 watts - about the same as your average weekend runabout (boat)

 
 
 
 


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  #48520 12-Oct-2006 22:53
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Thats quite something, quite a handy little feature I suppose, I'm guessing it just gives you a reading in degrees?

bbman

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  #48772 16-Oct-2006 11:13
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Works really well once it aquires Sats, takes some times half a min or so. u can set waypoints, track speed, alt distance time etc etc. handy we tool when in the car etc. Really adds value to an already excellent handset.

Simple but usable considering it's a mobile handset.






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#48780 16-Oct-2006 12:24
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further to this question, does anybody know if you can download GPS data off the Phone using a PC suite style solution??





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