Anyone have a sense of how much data GPS uses?

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  1. sixxmum macrumors 6502a

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    Is it different for programs like Waze or Maps than it would be for TomTom or Garmin?
     
  2. Zcott macrumors 68020

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  3. sixxmum thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Thanks for the link! I tried to find one in search but it wasn't pulling up the right things.
     
  4. CTHarrryH macrumors 65816

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    I don't think the GPS chip itself uses "data" to do determine location but the applications that use GPS information may use data to download the maps you see or to use that data for items such as passport etc.
     
  5. Gav2k macrumors G3

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    On Google Maps, the average data loaded from the cellular network for each step was 1.3MB. Apple Maps came in at 271KB – that’s approximately 80% less data!

    Sorce - http://www.iphonehacks.com/2012/10/apple-ios-6-maps-app-hidden-features.html#.UHQmbbe9Kc0
     
  6. mrapplegate macrumors 68030

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    Exactly. GPS does not use data, the mapping system that use the GPS input use the data.
     

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